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My Year of Rest and Relaxation, by Ottessa Moshfegh

99 reviews

rissareadss's review against another edition

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dark emotional reflective sad slow-paced
  • Plot- or character-driven? Character
  • Strong character development? It's complicated
  • Loveable characters? No
  • Diverse cast of characters? No
  • Flaws of characters a main focus? Yes

4.0


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nicolinebl's review against another edition

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dark mysterious reflective sad medium-paced
  • Plot- or character-driven? Character
  • Strong character development? No
  • Loveable characters? No
  • Diverse cast of characters? It's complicated
  • Flaws of characters a main focus? Yes

4.0

Honestly not sure what to say about this one. I was definitely intrigued by it. The ending felt a bit off for the rest of the story (I mean, I guess we did see it coming but still)

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shreyshrey's review against another edition

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dark funny sad tense medium-paced
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  • Loveable characters? No
  • Flaws of characters a main focus? Yes

4.5


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babbygurl's review against another edition

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dark funny reflective slow-paced
  • Plot- or character-driven? Character
  • Strong character development? Yes
  • Loveable characters? No
  • Diverse cast of characters? It's complicated
  • Flaws of characters a main focus? Yes

5.0

A ideia de se descolar da realidade para um ano de descanso e relaxamento definitivamente é um detox. 
Os momentos de total solitude são os meus preferidos, nada está acontecendo, os dias só estão se passando e ela só está vivendo na cabeça dela. Os momentos de longas ações necessárias são tão cansativos pra protagonista quanto pra mim, há uma simpatia pelo desejo de existir da forma mais ínfima possível.
Pela escrita da autora é fácil sentir esse fluxo de sedação ao tempo. E esse fluxo se torna, enfim, apenas a calma de viver a cada segundo que se está acordada.

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gluten_full's review against another edition

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dark emotional funny reflective sad fast-paced
  • Plot- or character-driven? Character
  • Strong character development? Yes
  • Loveable characters? No
  • Diverse cast of characters? No
  • Flaws of characters a main focus? Yes

5.0

Genuinely one of the best books I've ever read. It's a red flag book, for sure. and if you don't like books with unlikable or unreliable narrators, or books without plot, this one isn't for you. But I found that Moshfegh's prose was gripping from start to finish. 

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charbck's review against another edition

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dark emotional funny reflective sad slow-paced
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  • Strong character development? Yes
  • Loveable characters? No
  • Diverse cast of characters? No
  • Flaws of characters a main focus? Yes

4.5

i wanna talk to the author and figure out the significance of her obsession w whoopi goldberg. super y2k depression. this is the new the bell jar me thinks, this will be studied by college freshmen in their mandatory english class

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alisylvi's review against another edition

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dark reflective sad medium-paced
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  • Strong character development? It's complicated
  • Loveable characters? No
  • Diverse cast of characters? No
  • Flaws of characters a main focus? Yes

3.25


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emziesbooks's review against another edition

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challenging dark reflective slow-paced
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  • Strong character development? It's complicated
  • Loveable characters? No
  • Flaws of characters a main focus? Yes

4.75


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siobhanann's review against another edition

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challenging dark emotional reflective fast-paced
  • Plot- or character-driven? Character
  • Strong character development? Yes
  • Loveable characters? It's complicated
  • Diverse cast of characters? It's complicated
  • Flaws of characters a main focus? Yes

5.0

I found it so emotionally draining reading this book which is partly why I adored it. I found myself hating and loving the main character so much, partly because I identified with her atributes I didnt much like in someone. It really made me question what type of person I am whilst also enjoying the plot and seeing where her journey ended/started. 

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freyalh's review against another edition

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dark emotional funny reflective medium-paced
  • Plot- or character-driven? Character
  • Strong character development? No
  • Loveable characters? No
  • Diverse cast of characters? No
  • Flaws of characters a main focus? Yes

4.25


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