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My Year of Rest and Relaxation
My Year of Rest and Relaxation | Ottessa Moshfegh
A shocking, hilarious and strangely tender novel about a young womans 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 surface. Young, thin, pretty, a recent Columbia graduate, she lives in an apartment on the Upper East Side of Manhattan paid for, like everything else, by her inheritance. But there is a vacuum at the heart of things, and it isnt just the loss of her parents in college, or the way her Wall Street boyfriend treats her, or her sadomasochistic relationship with her alleged best friend. Its the year 2000 in a city aglitter with wealth and possibility; what could be so terribly wrong? This story of a year spent under the influence of a truly mad combination of drugs, designed to heal us from our alienation from this world, shows us how reasonable, even necessary, that alienation sometimes is. Blackly funny, both merciless and compassionate dangling its legs over the ledge of 9/11 this novel is a showcase for the gifts of one of Americas major young writers working at the height of her powers.
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JillR
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“He would think he understood me. But he couldn‘t understand me. He wasn‘t supposed to.” I didn‘t understand the narrator of this story either, whose name I still don‘t know. I didn‘t particularly like her; a privileged rich girl addicted to prescription drugs. I don‘t think I was supposed to understand or like her. I feel like I should have disliked this book but there was something really, weirdly, compelling about it.

readordierachel Yeah. Really, weirdly compelling is a great way to describe it. 1w
JillR @readordierachel I‘m so pleased though as I feel like this one has been tempting me every time I saw it but for some reason I was convinced I‘d hate it! 1w
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Reviewsbylola
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This book was screaming #rescueme from the book sale shelf at the library yesterday. Obviously, I obliged.

Likewise, the plot revolves around a young woman who is begging to be rescued. #movember

BarbaraBB Looking forward to your thoughts on it! 2w
Cinfhen I SO wanted to love this book but it ultimately left me disappointed 😞 2w
Mdargusch Darn. I would‘ve actually bought that if I had gone. Good find! 2w
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Taylor
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Reminds me of a Catherine Lacey novel, but combined with long lists of items. So all the depression stuff, along with constant lists, like in “Girl With the Dragon Tattoo.” Starts tremendously strong but gets more and more boring as it goes. It‘s still a solid novel—when I think about how great it is at the beginning, along with a more than capable dismount.

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bibliostephanie
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Bailedbailed

Can‘t do it. Wish I could. It reminds me of the middle section (the Las Vegas section) of The Goldfinch. I stuck with The Goldfinch and was glad I did, but my TBR stack is too big to spend time being miserable while reading. If anyone can give a reason to keep going, I might give it another shot.

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bibliostephanie
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Late start to @DeweysReadathon but excited to dive in!

britt_brooke Love Moshfegh!! 3w
ImperfectCJ One of my favorite authors right now. Her novels are so pleasantly bizarre! 3w
bibliostephanie @britt_brooke Me, too! Loved Eileen even after thinking I‘d hate it! 3w
bibliostephanie @ImperfectCJ I agree. I‘m not sure how she makes you sympathetic toward these totally screwed up characters, but she does! 3w
KendallHershey Reading this was a really interesting mental exercise in likeable characters for me. I think you‘ll see why 😂🤗 3w
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Taylor

Reva was like the pills I took. They turned everything, even hatred, even love, into fluff I could bat away. And that was exactly what I wanted—my emotions passing like headlights that shine softly through a window, sweep past me, illuminate something vaguely familiar, then fade and leave me in the dark again.

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shaynarae
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I enjoyed listening to this on audio (Julia Whelan is such a wonderful narrator!), but I don‘t think this is a book that will stick with me. Moshfegh took on quite a project when writing this book essentially about sleeping for a year and made it work. The reasons why and the narrator‘s response to her wakeful moments were the driving forces of this book, even if it felt more like a chug than anything really powerful.

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Debblyliz
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A strange book in which nothing appears to happen except for her attempts to find the ‘correct‘ dose of prescription pills to make her happy and different. An interesting book which remained with me for a couple of days after. Full review: https://thecuriousmagpie2018.wordpress.com/2019/08/20/review-my-year-of-rest-and...

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ephemeralwaltz
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#covercrush #7days7covers #day3
(If anyone who hasn't been tagged yet feels like playing along, consider yourself tagged. Just post a favorite cover every day for 7 days, no explanation needed!)

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TheBookStacker
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#7Days7Covers

Day Three

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TheSpineView
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Cathythoughts I really liked this unusual book 👍🏻♥️ 2mo
Eggs 👏🏻👏🏻 This sounds extraordinary!! 2mo
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thewallflower0707
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⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

I really liked the darkness of this book and this terrible sense that something bad is going to happen (which it obviously did). It‘s certainly a weird book but finally in a weird way I like. Now I just need someone to explain if it all means what I think it means??

And wow, that ending.

#read #review #bookinflowers #holiday #myyearofrestandrelaxation #manbookershortlist

pigeonsandcrows I, too, was strangely drawn to this book whilst everyone else in my book club strongly disliked it. It looks quite striking in the flowers! 2mo
thewallflower0707 @pigeonsandcrows the cover is so gorgeous!! And I totally understand why some people dislike the book, it‘s certainly not for everyone. 2mo
thewallflower0707 @pigeonsandcrows i was wondering what you think about the ending- does the narrator have some sort of awakening, is she free from the drugs, what will happen now that her friend is dead? 2mo
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pigeonsandcrows It's definitely not a book for everyone. I enjoy unlikable narrators, but still cringed at her sometimes. But I thought it was such an interesting book. 2mo
pigeonsandcrows I'm not sure what will happen to her. I felt like the author wasn't really interested in exploring her eventual fate as she was in discussing the process she went through to get there. 2mo
pigeonsandcrows My impression was that she gets off the drugs and "wakes up", maybe not in an entirely pleasant way. I thought the last chapter tied her "awakening " to the kind of new awareness people in the US had after 9/11. 2mo
pigeonsandcrows @thewallflower0707 I just realized I didn't tag and reply to you so I'm not sure you ever saw I responded. Sorry, I'm still quite new to this! 2mo
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thewallflower0707

Can someone clear this up for me: is this book autobiographical, i.e telling the real life story of the author? Or is it just a satirical commentary on society or something?

#help #myyearofrestandrelaxation #ottessamoshfeg

8little_paws It's not the author's real life story. 2mo
Blaire Satire. 2mo
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Cinfhen
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Day 4 #7Days7Covers #CoverCrush
I‘m looking at you @Kalalalatja please join in

BarbaraBB I had this one lined up as well! Such a great cover - And book! 2mo
Kalalalatja First cover coming up! 😄 2mo
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thewallflower0707
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I think she is happy to have me back home 🏡 again ☀️. Also, after the Five days I‘ve had I‘m gonna need a year (or a weekend) to rest too!

#catsoflitsy

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Dolly
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1. Nuff said! 👆🏼
2. Seinfeld- I watch almost no TV
3. ☕️ and probably 🍅 straight out of the garden.
4. EST
5. White Velvet

@howjessreads #Friyayintro

gradcat Seinfeld again—so nice to know several Littens liked this show, too. ♥️ 2mo
Dolly @gradcat there were some questionable episodes but mostly it was funny. 2mo
AmyG And here I am again.....cheering Seinfeld and it‘s brilliance. 2mo
gradcat @Dolly The first episodes bordered on the bizarre, and the latter ones pushed the boundaries of good taste, so I know what you mean. But overall, brilliant, imho. 2mo
Dolly @gradcat Agreed! 2mo
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Cinfhen
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#AyUpAugust My brain is frazzled.... sorry I‘ve been offline xx I need a few shots of #Tequila and this weekend to be over to get myself back on track. The protagonist of the tagged book numbs herself into a DEEP sleep hoping to awaken to a saner self and a better life, avoiding #pillowtalk and human interaction for an entire year. Seems reasonable?!?! This book was too odd and pretentious for me to enjoy it.

Cathythoughts Just reading that tequila is actually really good for you 🤷🏻‍♀️👍🏻 3mo
TrishB Not read this, it doesn‘t really appeal to me 🤷‍♀️ 3mo
squirrelbrain I‘m not sure I fancy this one either @TrishB ! Mind you, working long hours and then too much peopling at the weekends has left me longing for just one hour of peace and relaxation, like you Cindy. I think even I‘d find a year too long! 3mo
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Megabooks This is one of my favorites from last year!! 🤣 In all seriousness, I‘ve missed you and I hope things straighten out soon. 💙😘 3mo
MicheleinPhilly My “how-to” guide for Nov. 3, 2020. 😉 3mo
ErickaS_Flyleafunfurled I didn‘t care for this at all. It was repetitive and boring. Thanks so much - I thought I was alone in my opinion! 3mo
Crazeedi Take care Cindy! I'm sure you're travel weary too! Have a safe trip home, unless you already are, if so rest and relax! 3mo
KarenUK Sorry you‘re having a tough time. Hope things improve soon x 3mo
Cinfhen Thanks friends, it‘s a mostly “good” frazzle but frazzled nonetheless....family obligations, infinite amount of laundry ( and mom‘s machine broke...LAST MONDAY!!!!) migraines, hair toner that turned my hair violet ( it‘s been fixed) one wedding ( & one funeral) all since Friday 😜😜😜 @KarenUK @Crazeedi @Megabooks @Cathythoughts but I‘m relishing the happy moments 3mo
Cinfhen I think you might like this book @TrishB do you want my copy??? 3mo
Cinfhen @MicheleinPhilly 😂😜😘 3mo
Cinfhen I‘m glad to know I wasn‘t alone @ErickaS_Flyleafunfurled so MUCH love for this book but I just didn‘t get it!!! Ugh!!! And the ending..... 3mo
TrishB That sounds like a bonkers week, though violet hair sounds good to me 💜 happy to receive any books!! 😘 look after yourself. 3mo
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SW-T
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Happy Relaxation Day! Hope you‘re reading a good book 📚 😊💕

#relax #relaxation #relaxandchill #relaxationmeansreading #relaxationreading #relaxationday

Crazeedi Actually I cleaned all my floors, lol I didnt know or I would have celebrated!! 3mo
SW-T @Crazeedi At least you have clean floors now! That‘s worth celebrating 😂😂😂 3mo
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TheRomantiCate
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An interesting book with a truly touching ending... I am glad I read it but not one I‘d reread. ⭐️⭐️⭐️💫

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JessVen
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Witty and dark with beautiful authorship 🦄

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LadyCait84
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Mehso-so

The book never fully delivered on the sharpness I felt it promised — neither in humor, nor insight — and its protagonist is excruciatingly terrible, save her extreme fondness for both Whoopi Goldberg and Harrison Ford. But it was an easy, unusual read...which are great in the summer.

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ImperfectCJ
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1. Wonderfully weird.
2. CJ, Cha, Cha-cha, Cha-cha Bingo
3. Olive and artichoke heart tapenade. Looks gross but tastes fantastic.
4. Hanging out with our exchange students!
5. Four: English, Spanish, German, Latin.

@howjessreads #friyayintro

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dariazeoli
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Finished my first book of #TheReadingRush! This one was also on my #NewYearWhoDis list... better late than never!

I found the story darkly funny, the main character not particularly likeable, and the plot fascinating.

Challenge completed: Book with 5 or more words in title.

britt_brooke Loved this one! Moshfegh‘s writing is so sharp. 4mo
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callielafleur
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Not as funny as I was expecting, and not as loathsome as I was fearing. I actually really enjoyed this, though my one complaint is the way that it ended, which utilized one of my biggest pet peeves in modern lit. Though, to be fair, it was handled better than other books have done.

#24in48

Sweettartlaura As difficult as it is, I really liked this one. I see a through-line from Chopin‘s The Awakening to Plath‘s The Bell Jar to this one. 4mo
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GidgetsTreasures75
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7-20-19: My 59th finished book of 2019! #myyearofrestandrelaxation #ottessamoshfegh 👍🏼📖#️⃣5️⃣9️⃣

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Simona
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It‘s very absurd and dark story about young woman trying to understand her life, on the surface still humorous, but narration quickly becomes a story about grief, depression and restlessness. To like the book,I don‘t need likable characters. It‘s authors job to persuade me to understand unlikable, unusual characters and their deeds, and Moshfegh certainly is capable of doing that. If you think that hibernation is boring-you should read this book.

batsy Yes! Great review 👏🏽👏🏽 4mo
Megabooks Great review! I love this book! 4mo
Cathythoughts Nice review! I really enjoyed this one 👍🏻♥️ 4mo
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LauraBeth Great review - just finished this and really liked it! 4mo
BarbaraBB Great review. Your kind of book I think. I liked it a lot too 💜 4mo
Simona @batsy @Megabooks @Cathythoughts Thank you 😊 (edited) 4mo
Simona @LauraBeth I saw your review and I completely agree ... and I kept thinking about connection between modern art - performance/installations, with the life of the character in this book. It seems to me that this story can be read as performance ... 4mo
Simona @BarbaraBB I just like unlikable characters 😘 4mo
Tanisha_A I loved this. Great review! 👏 And I am the same about what you said on unlikeable characters. 4mo
Simona @Tanisha_A Thank you ☺️ 4mo
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LauraBeth
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⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ Ultimately, how we perceive and interact with the world is affected by what our childhoods were like. I think if we bring this understanding to the book, it would help people make sense of the main character.

Full review: https://www.goodreads.com/review/show/2901004983

Hestapleton Black kitten looks like he‘s out a cartoon! 😻 4mo
erzascarletbookgasm Oh, what is Bitsy doing? 😄 💗And the kitten‘s so cute! (What‘s the name?) 4mo
LauraBeth @Hestapleton 😹 he doesn‘t know what he got himself into! 4mo
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LauraBeth @erzascarletbookgasm Bitsy is so glad to be home from the kennel while we were away! ? Kitty‘s name is Robert - preferably pronounced en français - because we want to be fancy but aren‘t fancy. 4mo
erzascarletbookgasm Ah, I see Robert‘s name in the pic, how can I miss that! I think I like him as Robert 😁 4mo
LauraBeth @erzascarletbookgasm you didn‘t miss it! I edited it 😀 4mo
Suet624 Such a cutie. 4mo
Megabooks So. Cute. 😍😍 4mo
TheSpineView So cute! The way the ears are angled gives him an owlish look. Makes him cuter... if that is possible!💜🐾 4mo
Lauram 😻 4mo
saresmoore OMG GIMME DAT KITTY 4mo
kspenmoll Beautiful black Robert! Love his name- it‘s my din‘s name too! 😻😻 4mo
ValerieAndBooks Aww!! Love the name! 4mo
LauraBeth @Suet624 I need another cat like I need a hole in the head 😂 4mo
LauraBeth @Megabooks He‘s a teeny tiny thing 😹 4mo
LauraBeth @TheSpineView his ears are huge 😹 4mo
LauraBeth @saresmoore I think you subliminally convinced me I should have a black cat 😻 4mo
LauraBeth @kspenmoll and @ValerieAndBooks he‘s a sweet boy 😻 4mo
DebinHawaii Robert is adorable! 🐱❤️ 4mo
LauraBeth @DebinHawaii well he‘s no Max but he‘s okay 😹 4mo
TNbookworm Robert is precious😻 4mo
DebinHawaii @LauraBeth 😘😻 4mo
BarbaraBB Excellent review. I enjoyed this one a lot too. 😘 4mo
UwannaPublishme Awww! Robert is gorgeous! I hope he gets along with beautiful Bitsy. ❤️❤️❤️ 4mo
Cinfhen What a beauty!!! Tres chic 🖤 4mo
Bookzombie Robert is so cute!! 💕🐱 4mo
BiblioLitten Both of those fur babies are adorable!!😘😘 3mo
LeahBergen Gahhhhhhhh! I can‘t take it. My black cat growing up was named Gordon and he was the SHIT. 😆😆😆😆 Best cat EVER. 😆😆 3mo
LauraBeth @leahbergen I had a black cat while growing up and he was the SHIT too! 😻I had forgotten what an awesome cat he was until I got this one. Even all of the other pets love him! 3mo
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Alfrazier21
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I would have never imagined a book about a woman who wants to sleep for an entire year could be so interesting. 🤷‍♀️

A privileged and very unlikable main character who decides that sleeping an entire year is the best way to reset her life. Bizarre storyline, but captivating read.

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dxmy
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3,5/5 ⭐

I've always loved sleeping and I'm reaaaally good at it as well (I sleep A LOT), so I was intrigued by the concept of this book. I've already ready 'The Woman who went to Bed for a Year' by Sue Townsend once and I wasn't sure if another book with the same topic would be any different, but my goodness, it was. It's such a dark portrayal of a depressed woman who wants to detach from the world by hibernating... I was so into it!

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Simona
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Books goals: 2 books ➡️ I finished 3 books, well, I still have 30 min to the end of My Year of Rest and Relaxation for my evening walk.
Fitness goals: 25 km ➡️ 21,6 km, 4 hours workouts at home ➡️ 1 hour and 40 minutes, and I was at 2 hours long yoga class as planned.
I‘m quite pleased with my achievements, and for the next week I will add, to challenge myself, a hike on the nearby hill.

#BookFitnessChallenge #BFC #BFCr2

wanderinglynn Way to go! 🙌 A fantastic week! 🎉 4mo
UwannaPublishme Yay for you! 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻 4mo
kspenmoll Happy for you-well done! 4mo
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dxmy
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Currently reading this one, very curious about it

ImperfectCJ This was one of my favorites of the books I've read this year so far. I love Moshfegh's dark, bizarre, Shirley Jackson-ish style. 5mo
dxmy @ImperfectCJ Thats good to hear! I'm on page 73 now and I'm really into it so far! 5mo
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kalinichta
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Can a year of sleep change your life? Let's find out!

Even though the MC was kind of a terrible person, I couldn't wait to see what happened next in her pursuit of a life reset through sleep. (And I have to admit I was envious of her ability to take a year off to sleep. Oh, beautiful sleep...) And that psychiatrist!

#BetterLivingThroughChemistry

Leftcoastzen It‘s such a strange and wonderful book! 5mo
britt_brooke I love Moshfegh! 5mo
kalinichta @britt_brooke I'll definitely read more from her. 5mo
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Emilymdxn
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So odd, so dark, definitely completely unlike anything I‘ve read before. I don‘t normally like character portraits of unpleasant people but this one was just different somehow - funny, minutely observed, very human but never made excuses. I‘m honestly in awe of how Moshfegh made this subject matter appealing to me but she absolutely managed!

heikemarie This gives me hope - I've been drawn to this book but also struggle with the things you describe so I think I will give it a shot! 5mo
Leftcoastzen It is so different, but I loved it! 5mo
Cathythoughts I loved it too ! I liked the ending 5mo
Theaelizabet Couldn‘t agree more. I was completely caught off guard with this book. The ending...perfect. 5mo
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Emilymdxn
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Morning in Yorkshire with my parents. This is an odd book but I‘m loving it so far. Thank you to the lovely @Simona who sent it to me!

TrishB Enjoy 👍🏻 5mo
Kalalalatja Lovely set up 👌 5mo
Simona Enjoy❣️ 5mo
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Bertha_Mason

"There was no shortage of psychiatrists in New York City, but finding one as irresponsible and weird as Dr. Tuttle would be a challenge I didn‘t think I could handle."

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A beautiful page-long sentence.

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"Someone said once that pupils were just empty space, black holes, twin caves of infinite nothingness. “When something disappears, that‘s usually where it disappears—into the black holes in our eyes.” I couldn‘t remember who had said it."

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"I could count the number of times he‘d gone down on me on one hand. When he‘d tried, he had no idea what to do, but seemed overcome with his own generosity and passion, as though delaying getting his dick sucked was so obscene, so reckless, had required so much courage, he‘d just blown his own mind." ?⚰

ephemeralwaltz Love her 🙌🙌 5mo
Bertha_Mason @ephemeralwaltz Right? She cuts right to the heart of everything. 5mo
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Bertha_Mason

"My first impression of him was that he was free spirited, clever, funny. That proved to be completely inaccurate."

Weaponxgirl 😂 know that feeling 5mo
Bertha_Mason @Weaponxgirl Yyyyep. 🤐 5mo
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Bertha_Mason

"I was both relieved and irritated when Reva showed up, the way you‘d feel if someone interrupted you in the middle of suicide."

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Living the dream.

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welcomethewater
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"It was proof that I had not always been completely alone in this world. But I think I was also holding on to the loss, to the emptiness of the house itself, as though to affirm that it was better to be alone than to be stuck with people who were supposed to love you, yet couldn‘t."

Wouldn‘t recommend it for anyone who craves an escape from life, but it's definitely worth picking up. #OttessaMoshfegh

batsy Definitely throws you right back into life. So much to contemplate. 6mo
welcomethewater Absolutely 6mo
mcctrish It‘s an intense read 5mo
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Chavelafab
Mehso-so

I thought the beginning very intriguing but lost interest a bit midway. The characters are caricatures which made the main protagonist difficult to gel with. What I found most interesting is the premise that you can sleep and sedate yourself to erase your past and re-birth yourself. A sign of our times but worrying.

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Dolly
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Bailedbailed

OMG, 2 hours of my life I‘ll never get back. In the running for one of the worst books I‘ve ever picked up.

Nessavamusic I have heard this from a number of folks here on Litsy. Not adding this one to my TBR! 6mo
britt_brooke Oh no! 😆 I liked this one a lot, but it‘s definitely not for everyone. The trick is not to take it too seriously. But I respect that you were not a fan. 6mo
jenniferw88 It's definitely a marmite book! Unlike the condiment, I liked this book. 6mo
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Blaire I loved this one...but could see it being a book you either love or hate. @jenniferw88 exactly. 6mo
BookishTrish #Marmitebook love that description! 6mo
Cinfhen Ha! I didn‘t hate it but I didn‘t think it was anything special. Just read McGlue and I appreciated what she did more with that novella. 6mo
Dolly @Nessavamusic @britt_brooke @jenniferw88 @Blaire @BookishTrish @Cinfhen I suspect most of my dislike comes from the numerous references to drug use and celebrity name dropping. Drug abuse is a dealbreaker for me 10 times out of 10. 😧 6mo
britt_brooke @Dolly Completely understand. 6mo
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HKMar
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Mehso-so

I found it refreshing it takes place in the early 2000's (2001) so present day is not in the mindset of the reader which allows you to feel nostalgia/ recall where you were&what you were doing during those yrs. The main character is a chronically depressed&psychotic young woman. This book is relevant today because this was the precursor to the opioid crisis and this was right before 9/11.Overall it's a fascinating read even if it's not relatable.

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Expandingbookshelf
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Harbor views 💜⛵️🤗

Erinreadsthebooks I love that book! 6mo
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Cinfhen
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Mehso-so

I really wanted to love this book but alas I was left unsatisfied. Yes, it‘s thought provoking and beautifully written but the drudgery of reading through the numbness, pain and isolation was tiresome. And the realist in me couldn‘t accept what the narrator was doing to herself without any physical harm ( it just didn‘t add up) I‘m pretty sure I‘m going to HATE McGlue if this is considered Moshfegh‘s best work 🙄

shawnmooney 😍😍😍 One can always hope that she started out with her masterpiece and went downhill from there, hey? :-) 6mo
Flaneurette I agree- the heavy 9/11 foreshadowing and the utterly unbelievable ending irked me to no end! I just didn't buy her “enlightenment“ if that's what you want to call it!
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Cinfhen Thank you @Flaneurette for backing me up!!! I didn‘t buy her “rebirth” either 🙄 6mo
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Cinfhen Well since you pinky swore to not bail @shawnmooney I‘m gonna suck it up too!! And maybe my low expectations will serve me well 6mo
LeahBergen @Cinfhen @shawnmooney I liked Eileen, so who knows? 😆 6mo
CarolynM I liked the writing in Eileen but found the story very unconvincing so I've stayed away from this one. Think I made the right decision. 6mo
Cinfhen If you want to give it a go, I‘ll send you my copy @CarolynM You might get more out of it then I did. 6mo
Cathythoughts I really loved this one & Eileen. Both 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻 6mo
CarolynM Thanks for the offer, you're very generous, but I think I'll pass. There are too many other books here waiting to be read😬 6mo
Taylor The 9/11 stuff didn‘t work for me. 3w
Cinfhen @Taylor at the time of this reading , I really hated the 9/11 ending but now 6 months later I have more of an appreciation for Moshfegh choosing that ending. Still didn‘t love the book,although I do love the cover 3w
Taylor @Cinfhen Yeah I can see what you‘re saying. Actually it was a powerful scene at the end. It‘s just the stuff leading up to it that bored me maybe. 3w
Cinfhen That‘s definitely how I felt after finishing the book @Taylor it was really redundant and she was so unlikeable 3w
Taylor @Cinfhen She was EXTRA unlikeable but I tried not to let that affect my feelings about the book, because I‘m not the type who needs characters to be noble for me to enjoy it. But she wasn‘t interesting to me, is the problem for me. It‘s just this rich depressed girl. But besides that, the redundancy really worsened the book for me. 3w
Taylor @Cinfhen The redundancy felt like a schtick to increase the word count. 3w
Cinfhen @Taylor Amen to all that☝🏾 3w
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I needed a little rest from our narrator, her negativity is slightly exhausting but I‘m curious to see where this story is heading.

Reviewsbylola That cover though! 🙌🏻 6mo
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