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내 휴식과 이완의 해, by Ottessa Moshfegh

88 reviews

mitrosec's review against another edition

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dark emotional 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

5.0

This book is so beautifully written. It is a true testament to Ottessa’s talent that she can write a book about a girl that does nothing and make it feel so profound. This main character is selfish, mean, and lazy but she is just like us. The portrayal of depression and substance abuse depicted in this book is so rich. This main character will touch those of us who have had similar struggles in life. I will be thinking of this book for months to come. I can’t wait to read more from the author.

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lqne's review against another edition

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challenging reflective medium-paced
  • Plot- or character-driven? A mix
  • Strong character development? Yes
  • Flaws of characters a main focus? Yes

4.5


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whitenoiz's review against another edition

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

3.5


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hanna's review against another edition

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dark funny reflective tense 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

4.5

reading about rich people who are SO far beyond any normal person is my favourite subgenre actually

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_renee_'s review against another edition

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challenging dark emotional 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

5.0

None of the characters in this book are supposed to be loved. This book is a hyperbolic satire on Americas self proclaimed high society. 

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emelieviklund's review against another edition

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dark emotional tense fast-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

4.25


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jo_lzr's review against another edition

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

3.25


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gramosound's review against another edition

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challenging dark sad tense fast-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

4.0


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leah_powers13's review against another edition

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dark funny slow-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

3.5

I really enjoyed the way we got to see the character as a former child, living off inheritance from her dead parents, and how she feels nothing about that. We got to to see how the rich spend their money, but as someone who does not want material things, so instead they spend it on material medications. The issues I had with the book were that some descriptions used to further the plot <like when she was in Reva's basement and couldn't sleep> seemed long and dragged on to me. I also thought the ending to be sad in terms of the real life event it was describing, but made sense for the character to feel that way. Lastly, the only other thing was the language about a child with autism. I guess during 2001 people cared less but I still didn't like reading it. Overall, I really enjoyed the character and what she did to hopefully rediscover her emotions!

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brittrom's review against another edition

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challenging dark sad tense 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

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