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My Year of Rest and Relaxation, by Ottessa Moshfegh

7 reviews

graybat's review against another edition

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dark emotional medium-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

3.75

Spoiler nearly finished this on 9/11 which would’ve been v apt

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grannycat's review against another edition

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dark funny reflective medium-paced
  • Plot- or character-driven? Character
  • Strong character development? Yes
  • Loveable characters? It's complicated
  • Flaws of characters a main focus? Yes

5.0


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amelreads's review against another edition

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dark funny inspiring reflective relaxing tense
  • 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


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bibilde's review against another edition

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challenging dark sad tense 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

2.0


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princessgonchar's review against another edition

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

5.0

I'm fairly speechless right now. I really loved this. I think I have two coherent thoughts right now, which I'll list to you now:

1) This was just a beautiful example of dramatic irony. I....I loved it. 
2) I want to re-read this immediately.

Everything else in my head is just a jumbled mess of thoughts and emotions and such, but I simply do not have the wherewithal to sift through those. 

I loved this. That's it. That's the review.

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malawithmasala's review against another edition

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

4.25

Predictable ending and relatable content during my quarantine period of this global pandemic.

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paperbackinmybackpack's review against another edition

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

2.0

The writing style was there for me, and I'm not adverse to an unlikeable main character but there were slurs about neurodiverse people, people with varying body types, mental illness etc and I simply could not get on board with that, be they the words of a fictional character or not. It irks me how many of the books I've read featuring mental illness have awful, hateful main characters, because it is not representative. 

 Furthermore, that ending was not the one. It was obvious and not in a "life is predictable" kind of way. 



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