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Eileen author Ottessa Moshfegh summary Ñ 108 È «Το όνομά μου είναι Αϊλίν Ντάνλοπ Τώρα με γνωρίζετε Ήμουν είκοσι τεσσάρων χρόνων και είχα μια δουλειά που μου απέφερε πενήντα επτά δολάρια την εβδομάδα – εργαη ιστορία της εξαφάνισής μου»Τα Χριστούγεννα δεν επιφυλάσσουν χαρές για την Αϊλίν Ντάνλοπ μια μετριόφρονα ωστόσο διαταραγμένη κοπέλα εγκλωβισμένη ανάμεσα στον ρόλο της ως «κηδεμόνα» του αλκοολικού πατέρα της σε ένα σπίτι το οποίο συζητά όλη η γειτονιά για τη βρομιά του και στη δουλειά της ως γραμματέως σε μια φυλακή έφηβων αγοριών με ότι εφιάλτες μπορεί αυτή να συνεπάγεται Με ένα αίσθημα πικρίας και απέχθειας για τον εαυτό της να την κατατρώει η Αϊλίν γεμίζει τις μέρες της με διεστραμμένες φαντασιώσεις και όνειρα απόδρασης από τη μικρή πόλη όπ. 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 her early 20's in a town she refers to as X ville in a nonchalant way telling it like it is The self loathing; the daydreaming of love and escape; the kleptomania; the lack of hygiene A misfit haunted by self image issues No doubt a result from her upbringing and her 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 becomes enamoured with A 'friend' who alters her life in a twisted and dark reality An 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

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ου ζει Στο μεταξύ περνάει τα βράδια και τα Σαββατοκύριακά της κάνοντας μικροκλοπές σε μαγαζιά παρακολουθώντας έναν γυμνασμένο δεσμοφύλακα με το όνομα Ράντι και καθαρίζοντας το χάος που δημιουργεί ο ολοένα και πιο ανισόρροπος πατέρας της Όταν στη ζωή της μπαίνει η όμορφη και χαμογελαστή Ρεμπέκα η νέα διευθύντρια εκπαίδευσης του Μούρχεντ η Αϊλίν μαγεύεται και αδυνατεί να αντισταθεί σε αυτό που αρχικά μοιάζει με δυνατή φιλία Σε μια χιτσκοκική ανατροπή όμως η λατρεία της για τη Ρεμπέκα θα την κάνει συνεργό σε ένα έγκλημα που ξεπερνά τη φαντασία τη. 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 nice either 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 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 there's still onion but I like onions every now and then Despite the darkness there's an undercurrent of humour dark humour The end was weird but no weirder than the rest of the book really I'm not sure I would classify this one as Booker material but the lists are getting odder every year so Eileen probably fits as well on the list as other books Thank you to the publisher and Netgalley for giving me access to a copy

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Eileen author Ottessa Moshfe«Το όνομά μου είναι Αϊλίν Ντάνλοπ Τώρα με γνωρίζετε Ήμουν είκοσι τεσσάρων χρόνων και είχα μια δουλειά που μου απέφερε πενήντα επτά δολάρια την εβδομάδα – εργαζόμουν ως γραμματέας σε ένα ιδιωτικό σωφρονιστήριο για αγόρια στην εφηβεία Τώρα το σκέφτομαι όπως ακριβώς ήταν∙ μια φυλακή για παιδιά Θα την αποκαλώ Μούρχεντ Ο Ντέλβιν Μούρχεντ ήταν ένας απαίσιος σπιτονοικοκύρης που είχα χρόνια αργότερα και το να χρησιμοποιήσω το όνομά του για ένα τέτοιο μέρος μού φαίνεται ταιριαστόΣε μια βδομάδα θα το έσκαγα από το σπίτι και δε θα γύριζα ποτέ Αυτή είναι. 35 stars If you didn't like The Girl on the Train you certainly won't like this If you're interested in characters over plot however this is another solid entry into a excellent year for psychological thrillers Eileen is one of the most pitiable and despicable characters I've ever read; she is not only neurotically self absorbed and insecure and suffering from severe sexual and emotional repression but she's also prone to feverishly obsessive behavior She lewdly fixates on a muscular guard who works at the prison where she's employed she casually wonders how much time someone would serve to be with a young boy who's incarcerated and she is all too eager to succumb to the charms of a beautiful new female counselor who is intent upon befriending her It's uncomfortable and often disgusting being in Eileen's head but it's absolutely riveting as well I think it's so interesting to read these portrayals of unlikeable and loathsome women; we come in all shapes and colors and personalities and while there are a lot of anti heroes or men behaving badly who are the main characters in books as television and film it's much rarer to see the focus on a non sympathetic woman particularly ones like Eileen or Rachel who aren't glamorous seductive creatures The Amy Dunnes of the world are the secondary characters in these books and while this seems unpalatable to some readers these types of characters are much nuanced and realistic to meAnyway as a mystery this one's pretty straightforward and I wish the ending was stronger But as a character study this book is completely absorbing and fascinating