Death in Her Hands
While on her normal daily walk with her dog in the forest woods, our protagonist comes across ...more
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Death in Her Hands is a dark & layered novel that lulls the reader into the crumbling psyche of an incredibly lonely & depressed protagonist, desperately trying to free her mind & expunge the painful memories that she tries to bury within a labyrinth of half-truths & alternate history. She is a woman powerless over her mind yet dependent on it to conjure a reality she can believe in; that she can survive in. At length, she reflects on a life ...more
I may have an author crush on her - I'd read a grocery store list if she wrote it ;)
I feel like most of her stories have an essence of other authors...
Eileen was very Shirley Jackson
Rest and Relaxation was Chuck Palahniuk
Death in Her Hands is a combo of Olga Tokarczuk's Drive Your Plow Over the Bones of the Dead, and the inventive story telling that hearkened from Girl on the Train!
I co ...more
This note plunges the elderly Vesta, a woman living at civilization's edge, on a madcap search for Magda's killer. Undaunted by the visible lack of evidence, Vesta's search takes her to the end of her sanity, forcing her to confront repressed demons and the memories of her now-deceased husband, as well as a bevy of shadowy figures out to foil her plans. With clues and evil-doers at every turn, the in ...more
Vesta is an old widow living by herself in a rural cabin with her dog, Charlie. Her husband, Walter, died recently and now she is all alone. While walking in the woods one day, she finds a cryptic note stating that Magda is dead, and becomes obsessed with it. She doesn’t know who Magda is, so she makes up a story about her as she attempts to solve her mystery. Lines between delusion and reality ...more
Moshfegh writes SO beautifully that is seems like it should be impossible for any of her work to have such poor results, yet here we are.
I loved My Year of Rest and Relaxation. It made me think Moshfegh could do no wrong. Then I read MGlue and wasn’t thrilled with it. I was hoping that this book would be more on par with Rest and Relaxation, but instead found it to be the ...more
By Ottessa Moshfegh
✨Synopsis: Vesta Gool lives a normal retired daily life until she finds a note on her morning walk with her dog. “Her name was Magda.” Concern rushes through Vesta as the contents of the note begins to swirl uncontrollably in her mind. She begins to devote every waking hour into solving what happened to Magda, how the note got there, and who committed the crime. Throughout the books entirety I was very concerned for Vesta’s ...more