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

challenging dark slow-paced
  • Plot- or character-driven? Character
  • Strong character development? No
  • Loveable characters? No
  • Diverse cast of characters? No
  • Flaws of characters a main focus? Yes


It was ok. it starts funny then gets extremely tiring and repetitive. There's a lot of bodily function stuff just for shock value. When it finally ends, it tries to sound clever while being sentimental. I'm giving it 3 starts because it's an accurate portrait of depression. May take 1/2 star later.