Heyyyyyyyy Henny, I did a review yaaaasssss. I read the new

Heyyyyyyyy Henny, I did a review yaaaasssss. I read the new

7/7/2021, 8:48:02 PM
Heyyyyyyyy Henny, I did a review yaaaasssss. I read the new Moshfegh book yesterday in one setting. I mostly read it in the toilet but don’t tell nobody. It’s our secret lol 😂. But here it is: Here she goes again. Ottessa Moshfegh is back with her newest book Death in Her Hands and this one is a keeper. Tackling the murder mystery world, Moshfegh has taken the thriller genre to the next level showing the world that thrillers can be literary too. Our new Ottessa narrator is a 72 years old woman that lives in an isolated house with her dog Charlie. Isolated and depressed she is still haunted by the death of her husband and her past. While taking her dog for his usual morning stroll, she comes across a handwritten note. “Her name was Magda. Nobody will ever know who killed her. It wasn’t me. Here is her dead body.” But there isn’t a body next to the note so where is Magda? and who left this note there? But most importantly who was this Magda person? These are the questions that our narrator is asking herself and these are the questions that take command over this novel. A ticking time bomb, this is an examination on how the mind can take total control over us. The volume knob is turned up with every chapter you finish which leads to an ending that is extraordinarily loud and profound. With the smart writing from My Year of Rest and Relaxation and the chilling suspense from Eileen, here is Moshfegh showing us that she is here to stay and that’s on periodttttttt. P.S Ottessa is a new voice in literature that is unlike no other. So don’t go into this book thinking that you are about to get an ordinary thriller. While Ottessa's writing flows naturally she is tackling these big themes that need time to breathe and dissect. Her novels are layered and her characters are cleverly written to bring a bigger message to the reader. And even though her characters are stressful and sometimes annoying she is showing the grotesque aspects of life through them and you have to understand that purpose. That’s all lol 😂. Have you read this one? What is your opinion on Moshfegh? Which of her novels is your favorite? Let’s talk 👀🥰

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