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Weather, by Jenny Offill

noelrk's review against another edition

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3.0

It's probably best not to read this right now, if it ever will be.

elysedwill's review against another edition

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3.0

Enjoyable read, but I liked Dept. of Speculation better.

hannahchase's review against another edition

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

3.75

bundy23's review against another edition

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3.0

I wasn’t a fan of [b:Dept. of Speculation|17402288|Dept. of Speculation|Jenny Offill|https://i.gr-assets.com/images/S/compressed.photo.goodreads.com/books/1367929545l/17402288._SX50_.jpg|24237023] but there must have enough there to make me interested enough to try this… and it is a bit better… not really a plot just a very long stream-of-consciousness sort of thing… i’ve read reviews pointing out the “wit” and “humour” but I completely missed any of that stuff, all I got was depression and fear… I wasn’t entertained but it did have something okay going on, I just can’t say what because I can’t figure out what it was myself… 2.66 stars

katrinepoetry's review against another edition

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

4.5

hannabjordan's review against another edition

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reflective 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? No

3.0

The formatting is both challenging and fun, the story being told in thoughts and anecdotes

becksus'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? It's complicated
  • Diverse cast of characters? N/A
  • Flaws of characters a main focus? Yes

3.0

I enjoyed most of the musings within, related to some and found many amusing. However, I don't feel this was as profound as it was described as on the back cover. This feels like a mixture of The Harpy and No One is Talking About This without really reaching the level of either. Maybe I'm just so used to world ending stuff that this no longer feels very fictional. 

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christiek's review against another edition

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4.0

It's hard being a human and a mom and a wife and a sister and a daughter and an aunt and a co-worker and a neighbor and holding it all together. I enjoyed glimpses into Lizzie brain as she trudges along. And, oh, yeah, climate anxiety!

siebensommer's review against another edition

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reflective tense medium-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? It's complicated

3.0

old people, in big cities, afraid of the sky

lila80's review against another edition

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4.0

felt like the whole book was leading up to something big but really nothing happened at all. Definitely relatable in the feeling of having to carry on with regular life in a world falling into chaos. i find myself thinking of certain lines like “these people want immortality but can’t wait 10 minutes for a cup of coffee”