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

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


This is one of the most strange books that I have ever read but in a good way. It’s honestly a super odd book because you hate the narrator and love her equal amounts throughout the book or at least I did. I really felt connected to her in certain ways. I think the whole concept of  the year of rest and relaxation is super unique and fun to read about. The book is super dark and can get a bit depressing at times so be warned. 

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