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

Description

A shocking, hilarious and strangely tender novel about a young woman’s experiment in narcotic hibernation, aided and abetted by one of the worst psychiatrists in the annals of literature. Our narrator has many of the advantages of life, on the sur...
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Moods

dark 89%
reflective 64%
funny 42%
sad 38%
emotional 34%
challenging 17%
tense 13%
mysterious 6%
hopeful 3%
relaxing 3%
inspiring 1%
lighthearted 1%
adventurous 0%
informative 0%

Pace

slow 47%
medium 42%
fast 10%

Plot- or character-driven?

Character: 94% | A mix: 3% | Plot: 1% | N/A: 0%

Strong character development?

It's complicated: 48% | Yes: 27% | No: 23% | N/A: 0%

Loveable characters?

No: 65% | It's complicated: 29% | Yes: 4% | N/A: 0%

Diverse cast of characters?

No: 81% | Yes: 8% | It's complicated: 6% | N/A: 3%

Flaws of characters a main focus?

Yes: 97% | It's complicated: 2% | N/A: 0% | No: 0%

Average rating

3.79