My Year of Rest and Relaxation by Ottessa Moshfegh

My Year of Rest and Relaxation

Ottessa Moshfegh

fiction contemporary literary dark funny reflective slow-paced

304 pages | first published 2018

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Our narrator should be happy, shouldn’t she? She’s young, thin, pretty, a recent Columbia graduate, works an easy job at a hip art gallery, lives in an apartment on the Upper East Side of Manhattan paid for, like the rest of her needs, by her inhe...
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Summary of 26476 reviews

Moods

dark 87%
reflective 64%
funny 42%
sad 37%
emotional 33%
challenging 18%
tense 14%
mysterious 6%
hopeful 3%
relaxing 3%
inspiring 2%
lighthearted 1%

Pace

slow 46%
medium 41%
fast 11%

Plot- or character-driven?

Character: 94% | A mix: 3% | Plot: 1%

Strong character development?

It's complicated: 49% | Yes: 26% | No: 23%

Loveable characters?

No: 64% | It's complicated: 29% | Yes: 5%

Diverse cast of characters?

No: 80% | Yes: 8% | It's complicated: 7% | N/A: 4%

Flaws of characters a main focus?

Yes: 96% | It's complicated: 2%

Average rating

3.81

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