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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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Cathythoughts I really liked this unusual book 👍🏻♥️ 3d
Eggs 👏🏻👏🏻 This sounds extraordinary!! 2d
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thewallflower0707
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Pickpick

⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

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! 5d
thewallflower0707 @pigeonsandcrows the cover is so gorgeous!! And I totally understand why some people dislike the book, it‘s certainly not for everyone. 5d
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? 5d
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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. 5d
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. 5d
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. 5d
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! 3d
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laurenslibrary
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Panpan

I did not like this book. I don't know why I finished it because I thought about bailing a million times. The MC is super annoying and I just don't "get" what the book is even supposed to be about. Ugh.

mcctrish I read this and I agree with her unlikeableness. I think it was about re-birth, the whole 9-11 metaphor 5d
laurenslibrary @mcctrish Maybe. I couldn't focus on anything but how awful she was. 5d
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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. 6d
Blaire Satire. 6d
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laurenslibrary
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"Everyone I knew at school hated me because I was so pretty."

Barf. Is this book for real? Idk if I can keep reading this, guys. The MC is beyond annoying. I might DNF and move on to The Testaments when it gets delivered.

JulietBooks It's so hard to make friends because everyone is so jealous of me. Lol. 1w
laurenslibrary @JulietBooks Right? Idk if her lack of self awareness is supposed to be funny? I just find it annoying 1w
pigeonsandcrows Hi! Definitely don't keep reading it if you expect to ever actually like the narrator. I've never been clear why the author chose to make her extremely wealthy as well as supposedly having the looks of a supermodel. The line you highlighted is pretty typical for the rest of the book in terms of tone and content. 1w
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Redwritinghood I just don‘t like her books at all. I don‘t get her. 1w
laurenslibrary @pigeonsandcrows I was hoping she'd have some sort of redemptive moment where she realized what a terrible person she is. Guess not? 7d
pigeonsandcrows @laurenslibrary I don't know if it constitutes a spoiler to say, no, not really? I couldn't figure out why, for the purposes of the story, she needed to be and pretty much remain a terrible person. I kind of felt like I was being challenged to care by the author. Like she made her deliberately completely unsympathetic.
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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! 1w
Kalalalatja First cover coming up! 😄 1w
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laurenslibrary
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Up next for the IRL book club I just joined. Trying to get it done by Tuesday! 😬

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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. ♥️ 2w
Dolly @gradcat there were some questionable episodes but mostly it was funny. 2w
AmyG And here I am again.....cheering Seinfeld and it‘s brilliance. 2w
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. 2w
Dolly @gradcat Agreed! 2w
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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 🤷🏻‍♀️👍🏻 1mo
TrishB Not read this, it doesn‘t really appeal to me 🤷‍♀️ 1mo
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! 1mo
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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. 💙😘 1mo
MicheleinPhilly My “how-to” guide for Nov. 3, 2020. 😉 1mo
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! 1mo
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! 1mo
KarenUK Sorry you‘re having a tough time. Hope things improve soon x 1mo
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 1mo
Cinfhen I think you might like this book @TrishB do you want my copy??? 1mo
Cinfhen @MicheleinPhilly 😂😜😘 1mo
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..... 1mo
TrishB That sounds like a bonkers week, though violet hair sounds good to me 💜 happy to receive any books!! 😘 look after yourself. 1mo
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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!! 1mo
SW-T @Crazeedi At least you have clean floors now! That‘s worth celebrating 😂😂😂 1mo
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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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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. 2mo
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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. 2mo
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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 👏🏽👏🏽 2mo
Megabooks Great review! I love this book! 2mo
Cathythoughts Nice review! I really enjoyed this one 👍🏻♥️ 2mo
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LauraBeth Great review - just finished this and really liked it! 2mo
BarbaraBB Great review. Your kind of book I think. I liked it a lot too 💜 2mo
Simona @batsy @Megabooks @Cathythoughts Thank you 😊 (edited) 2mo
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 ... 2mo
Simona @BarbaraBB I just like unlikable characters 😘 2mo
Tanisha_A I loved this. Great review! 👏 And I am the same about what you said on unlikeable characters. 2mo
Simona @Tanisha_A Thank you ☺️ 2mo
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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! 😻 2mo
erzascarletbookgasm Oh, what is Bitsy doing? 😄 💗And the kitten‘s so cute! (What‘s the name?) 2mo
LauraBeth @Hestapleton 😹 he doesn‘t know what he got himself into! 2mo
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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. 2mo
erzascarletbookgasm Ah, I see Robert‘s name in the pic, how can I miss that! I think I like him as Robert 😁 2mo
LauraBeth @erzascarletbookgasm you didn‘t miss it! I edited it 😀 2mo
Suet624 Such a cutie. 2mo
Megabooks So. Cute. 😍😍 2mo
TheSpineView So cute! The way the ears are angled gives him an owlish look. Makes him cuter... if that is possible!💜🐾 2mo
Lauram 😻 2mo
saresmoore OMG GIMME DAT KITTY 2mo
kspenmoll Beautiful black Robert! Love his name- it‘s my din‘s name too! 😻😻 2mo
ValerieAndBooks Aww!! Love the name! 2mo
LauraBeth @Suet624 I need another cat like I need a hole in the head 😂 2mo
LauraBeth @Megabooks He‘s a teeny tiny thing 😹 2mo
LauraBeth @TheSpineView his ears are huge 😹 2mo
LauraBeth @saresmoore I think you subliminally convinced me I should have a black cat 😻 2mo
LauraBeth @kspenmoll and @ValerieAndBooks he‘s a sweet boy 😻 2mo
DebinHawaii Robert is adorable! 🐱❤️ 2mo
LauraBeth @DebinHawaii well he‘s no Max but he‘s okay 😹 2mo
TNbookworm Robert is precious😻 2mo
DebinHawaii @LauraBeth 😘😻 2mo
BarbaraBB Excellent review. I enjoyed this one a lot too. 😘 2mo
UwannaPublishme Awww! Robert is gorgeous! I hope he gets along with beautiful Bitsy. ❤️❤️❤️ 2mo
Cinfhen What a beauty!!! Tres chic 🖤 2mo
Bookzombie Robert is so cute!! 💕🐱 2mo
BiblioLitten Both of those fur babies are adorable!!😘😘 1mo
LeahBergen Gahhhhhhhh! I can‘t take it. My black cat growing up was named Gordon and he was the SHIT. 😆😆😆😆 Best cat EVER. 😆😆 1mo
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! 1mo
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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! 🎉 2mo
UwannaPublishme Yay for you! 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻 2mo
kspenmoll Happy for you-well done! 2mo
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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. 3mo
dxmy @ImperfectCJ Thats good to hear! I'm on page 73 now and I'm really into it so far! 3mo
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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! 3mo
britt_brooke I love Moshfegh! 3mo
kalinichta @britt_brooke I'll definitely read more from her. 3mo
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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! 3mo
Leftcoastzen It is so different, but I loved it! 3mo
Cathythoughts I loved it too ! I liked the ending 3mo
Theaelizabet Couldn‘t agree more. I was completely caught off guard with this book. The ending...perfect. 3mo
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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 👍🏻 3mo
Kalalalatja Lovely set up 👌 3mo
Simona Enjoy❣️ 3mo
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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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Bertha_Mason

"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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Bertha_Mason

"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 🙌🙌 3mo
Bertha_Mason @ephemeralwaltz Right? She cuts right to the heart of everything. 3mo
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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 3mo
Bertha_Mason @Weaponxgirl Yyyyep. 🤐 3mo
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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. 4mo
welcomethewater Absolutely 4mo
mcctrish It‘s an intense read 4mo
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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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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! 4mo
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. 4mo
jenniferw88 It's definitely a marmite book! Unlike the condiment, I liked this book. 4mo
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Blaire I loved this one...but could see it being a book you either love or hate. @jenniferw88 exactly. 4mo
BookishTrish #Marmitebook love that description! 4mo
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. 4mo
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. 😧 4mo
britt_brooke @Dolly Completely understand. 4mo
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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! 4mo
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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? :-) 4mo
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 🙄 4mo
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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 4mo
LeahBergen @Cinfhen @shawnmooney I liked Eileen, so who knows? 😆 4mo
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. 4mo
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. 4mo
Cathythoughts I really loved this one & Eileen. Both 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻 4mo
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😬 4mo
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Cinfhen
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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! 🙌🏻 4mo
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CorinnaBechko
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I love that I get to listen to books while working. This one was a perfect juxtaposition to actively loving what you're doing while hearing the story.

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Cinfhen
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In preparation for my upcoming #McGlueThreeWay with @LeahBergen and @shawnmooney I‘m wetting my feet with this Moshfegh 💕So far, I‘m smitten 🥰

jhod What is #McGluethreeway?! 4mo
jhod I loved this book. Also recently read this which is similar and great 4mo
Cinfhen I‘m planning on reading the novella McGlue with @shawnmooney @LeahBergen and #McGlueThreeWay is the hashtag for our buddy read @jhod BTW: your tagged book sounds really disturbing... in the best way possible❣️Thanks for sharing 😁 (edited) 4mo
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L_auren Love this book! McGlue is the only Moshfegh I DNF'd (after giving her novels 5 stars twice) so I'll be interested to see what you think 4mo
LeahBergen Weird! I have no notifications that you tagged me here. 🤔 4mo
Cinfhen I‘ve been missing lots of notifications too @LeahBergen 🤷🏼‍♀️ 4mo
Blaire Hope you love it! I found it impossible to put down. So strange and so compelling. 4mo
Cinfhen Yes!!!! Perfect word choice @Blaire strange & compelling!!!! 4mo
Cinfhen I‘m really absorbed by the nameless narrator @L_auren although I found a few sentences passive/aggressive in the author‘s characterization of NY Jews. I guess I‘m a little hyper sensitive but some of her descriptions were a little too cringy for me. 4mo
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Cinfhen
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I totally forgot I pre-ordered this paperback from #BookDepository 🥳🥳 #BookMail Can‘t wait to read this one💜I think I pre-ordered Crawdads too🤷‍♀️

TrishB Not read this one but did like Crawdads 👍🏻 4mo
Cathythoughts I liked this one & Crawdads too 👍🏻♥️ 4mo
GatheringBooks nice!!! i am still waiting (in vain) for my review copy of this one (from my fave distributor) to be sent to me. 😂😭🤣🧚🏼‍♀️💕📚 4mo
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Rissreads I‘m interested to hear what you think! 4mo
Cinfhen Only about 20 pages in @Rissreads and I‘ve already snorted twice. I like the tone of our narrator #Snark 4mo
Rissreads 😆🤣 4mo
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? "Don't stop me now, I'm having such a good time, I'm having a ball, don't stop me now" ? Don't stop this narrator from her sleep fest; it's how she has a good time ?

#dontstopmenow #MayMovieMagic @rohit-sawant @Cinfhen

Tanisha_A Hahahahahahahahahahahaha. Love it 4mo
Cinfhen My copy arrived today!!! I‘m excited to read this one 😊 4mo
Centique I love sleep so much that I‘m hoping I‘ll like this book too 😋 4mo
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JoScho 🙌🏼🙌🏼🙌🏼 4mo
batsy @Tanisha_A @JoScho ❤️❤️ 4mo
batsy @Cinfhen Ooh, nice! 4mo
batsy @Centique I'm pretty sure that's one of the reasons I loved it 😂 4mo
saresmoore Hahaha! Way to spin it! 4mo
Cathythoughts That‘s brilliant Suba 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻 4mo
erzascarletbookgasm Hahaha! Love this! 4mo
batsy @Cathythoughts Thanks Cathy 😁 4mo
youneverarrived 😂😂 I need to read this one. 4mo
rohit-sawant 🤣🤣 Best use of the prompt! 🙌🏼🏆 4mo
batsy @youneverarrived @rohit-sawant Thank you for indulging my silliness 😆❤️ The book itself–smart and compelling and not silly! 4mo
readordierachel Clever 😉😆 4mo
batsy @readordierachel 😁😘 4mo
Suet624 When my four kids were growing up, naps were a way for me to escape the noise and tumult. It was a true pleasure. :)
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Mitch
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Ottessa‘s top ten. Back to the Future made the shortlist!

https://www.artforum.com/print/201905/ottessa-moshfegh-79509

JamieArc I loved this! 4mo
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CorinnaBechko
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Listening to this while at work is odd.

julesG 😁 5mo
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executivespooky
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Started this last night. I wasn't really sure what to expect, but I like it!