A review by sianjkh
My Year of Rest and Relaxation, by Ottessa Moshfegh

challenging dark emotional reflective sad slow-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


one of the most uniquely written books i've read and one that would've sent me spiralling had i been in a slightly worse mental state. slow paced, almost too slow. however, it's one of the most poignant and honest tellings of mental health struggles i have come across. its refusal to shy away from less romantic topics make it so harrowingly real there were points i had to just put down the book and stare off into space for a moment

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