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Ville in a nonchalant way telling it like it is The self loathing the daydreaming of love and scape the kleptomania the lack of hygiene A misfit haunted by self image issues No doubt a result from her upbringing and her Bones, Clones, and Biomes emotionally distant drunk dad and her dead mother who sounds like she should have gone to the grave sooner But just when life is dull boring and lifeless in steps a coworker she uickly becomesnamoured with A friend who alters her life in a twisted and dark reality An Bringing the Empire Home engaging read This was a very different story Shocking at times yep I think my jaw dropped and at times my skin crawled with disgust Moshfegh has created some unlikeable characters but drives the plot in a direction that is refreshingly disturbing yet breezy 35 Ottessa Moshfegh s debut novel Eileen sounded like a great and intriguing read The 1960 s a girl sscape from a boring life in a small New England town a mysterious crime there are lots of interesting plot points going for this book which will be released in August 2015Unfortunately this does not necessarily translate to the writing D 5 repugnant vile fierce xhibitionistic stars 10th Favorite Read of 2016 I have never been so reluctant to give a book 5 stars This is a book that directs all its murky gaze on the darkness that lurks within women Ms Moshfegh slowly and repetitively dissects Eileen into all her gory parts from the darkness of her sexual fantasies that include post pubescent boys unattainable women to visualizing her coworkers ngaging in sex that both disgusts and titilates her Eileen s psyche is laid bare and we see ugliness neediness pettiness the most humble of narcissism that. Resentment and self loathing Eileen tempers her dreary days with perverse fantasies and dreams of scaping to the big city In the meantime she fills her nights and weekends with shoplifting stalking a buff prison guard named Randy and cleaning up her increasingly deranged father’s messes When the bright beautif.
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Makes others rebuke her diminish and humiliate her Her body is also scrutinized from her breasts to vaginal lips to bony hips to the freuency of her bowel movements and her lack of feminine hygiene Eileen is deprived ugly hurt and this comes out in a myriad of ways We are disgusted by Eileen and because of this we recoil but like the disgusting voyeurs that we are move in closer and look through our fingers at her while we pinch our noses and hold our breath Eileen is too weak to be an anti hero and not vil Canadian Art, Volume 1 (A-F) enough to be a villain She is the repository of all the misogyny wexperience as a society and the opposite side of the coin is Rebecca who will not Counter-Amores enter this conversation but suffice to say is thelixir that Dancing at Armageddon enables Eileen to break free from her depravity andnter less hellish and freer states Ms Moshfegh has written a book that is so haunting frightening and demoralizing that you will look at all the women you meet with cautiousness and suspicion No loving grandmas indulgent aunts nurturing mothers devoted wives or obedient daughters Evil lies at the hearts of the best of them or weakness and ugliness in the worst I have to say that I do have some regrets reading this book as it was like Double Jeopardy eating spoilt meat it will upset my digestion and cause me some anguish for a few days until the wonderful women in my life can reassure me that Eileen Rebecca and Mrs Polk are the rarest of breeds and perhaps onlyxist in the darkest reaches of our imagination Fucking brilliant Ms Moshfegh but please do not Composition and Literature everver Cezanne and Provence ever write a newdition of Heidi Annie or Pippi Longstocking Jokes asideI want the impact of this book to diminish uickly. Ul and cheery Rebecca Saint John arrives on the scene as the new counselor at the prison Eileen is nchanted and proves unable to resist what appears at first to be a miraculously budding friendship But her affection for Rebecca ultimately pulls her into complicity in a crime that surpasses her wildest imaginings.
EILEEN did not work for meat allEILEEN Dunlap is a 24 year old disturbed young woman She is unhappy has atrocious nutrition personal hygiene and lives like a pig She has no self worth her thoughts for the most part are nasty and morbid and she is trapped in a forlorn life she detests with a passionuntil an inane opportunity to make a change presents itselfEILEEN has a stagnant almost nonexistent plot that goes nowhere and a repulsive character analysis that seemed to go on forever with an nding that was pretty much a non Contested Reproduction eventGlad this one is over Do not read Eileen if you don t like repulsive characters if you re turned off by graphic descriptions of bodily smells and filth or if you like your novels to be action packed Do read Eileen if you like dark character studies and can stand to be strung along for most of a book before getting to the crux of what is being foreshadowed Eileen the narrator looks back at a few days in 1964 when she was 24 years and living a nasty life in a small town with her nasty father working at a nasty job And Eileen is not particularly niceither in fact she s pretty nasty and she pretty much knows it Enough said There s no point revealing the plot This one is an Divided by Color (American Politics and Political Economy Series) experience rather than a story and it will work for some and not for others I liked reading Eileen once I got in the right head space It s cleverly written it s like the layers of an onion slowly being peeled away underneath ther Eileen is nothing like the upbeat sassy song of old C mon Eileen Oh contraire She is mind shackled and deeply disturbed Reminiscing Eileen tells her story that begins from herarly 20 s in a town she refers to as The Christmas season offers little cheer for Eileen Dunlop an unassuming yet disturbed young woman trapped between her role as her alcoholic father’s caretaker in a home whose sualor is the talk of the neighborhood and a day job as a secretary at the boys prison filled with its own uotidian horrors Consumed by.
Ottessa Moshfegh is a fiction writer from New England Her first book McGlue a novella won the Fence Modern Prize in Prose and the Believer Book Award She is also the author of the short story collection Homesick for Another World Her stories have been published in The Paris Review The New Yorker and Granta and have earned her a Pushcart Prize an O Henry Award the Plimpton Discovery Pri