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My Year of Rest and Relaxation by Ottessa Moshfegh

cc9897's review

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reflective 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? Yes

3.5

lunalou's review

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funny reflective fast-paced
  • Plot- or character-driven? Character
  • Strong character development? Yes
  • Flaws of characters a main focus? Yes

4.0

landryhunter's review

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2.0

hm. i could have enjoyed this book if you’re framing it as a character study of someone with depression and unlike-ability.

however, otherwise, i don’t think you can accurately portray the lethargy and grief of depression with a character who is white, rich, and gorgeous. no one can actually sleep for a year.

TRIGGER WARNING; SA
and when i say the main character was unlikeable, i mean she was reaaaaally unlikeable. calling an exboyfriend in a new relationship, and telling him you were sexually assaulted just to manipulate him into coming back over? only giving a damn about your friend once she’s dead? yeah fuck that.

and that FUCK ASS 9/11 ENDING ARE YOU SHITTING ME. omg!! the lady i saw jumping from the Twin Towers is so real!!!! because she looked so awake!! and like my now dead friend! SHUT THE FUCK UP.

erinastin's review against another edition

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4.0

I feel like you will either love this book or hate it. That being said, I started off hating it and then ended up loving it so what does that say about me?

gcardon's review

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

3.5

larakirkland_13's review against another edition

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dark funny 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

3.75

invavine's review

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Pit of despair
Gave me the same feeling as when I talk to other mentally ill ppl that go through something I went through 10 years ago, a mix of impatience, resentment and understanding that is not something I want a book to make me feel honestly 

miri3ll3's review against another edition

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3.5

Wack. Trippy. Intense. Addictive. Would recommend.

k_vira's review against another edition

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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

2.5

prr_'s review against another edition

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

4.0