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

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


The main negatives of this book surround the plot details that are clearly only used for shock value — the book could've done without it. Those incidents simply feel like a self-serving outlet for the author, as opposed to being effective tools to build this narrative.

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