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Eileen by Ottessa Moshfegh
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really liked it

The first 85% of this novel was gleefully, bizarrely Shirley Jackson. I loved Eileen in all of her self-centered, contradictory, unreliability as a narrator. I was both cheering for her and wishing ill upon her. The ending, though... it's not bad, it's just a little more commonplace than the rest of the story. Maybe that's the point, though. The illusion has been deflated, and even though it was a depressing illusion, a depraved and deluded illusion, Eileen still misses it. And so do I.

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Reading Progress

November 1, 2016 – Shelved
November 1, 2016 – Shelved as: to-read-added-2016
September 8, 2018 – Started Reading
September 10, 2018 – Finished Reading

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