Eileen by Ottessa Moshfegh
My rating: 3 of 5 stars
Eileen is best thought of as a character study. It's not really a crime novel or a thriller, although Moshfegh shoots for that in her final act. The book is much more about the inner life of her narrator, a misfit daughter of an alcoholic former policeman, working at the local boys' prison and dreaming of getting the hell out of her New England small town.This means that the novel stands or falls on whether you...