Lapvona ✬☆☆☆☆

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Title: Lapvona
Series: ———-
Author: Ottessa Moshfegh
Rating: 0.5 of 5 Stars
Genre: Fantasy
Pages: 190
Words: 79K


In Lapvona, a corrupt medieval fiefdom, deformed 13 year-old Marek lives with his cruel shepherd father Jude and was nursed from birth by the village witch. When Marek commits a crime, the cruel lord Villiam demands that Jude give Marek to him as reparations, and Marek goes to live in his castle.

This was a perverse book without a single redeeming quality. I cannot fathom a mind that could create such filth. Needless to say I will not be reading anything else by Moshfegh ever again.


30 thoughts on “Lapvona ✬☆☆☆☆

    1. It was a horrible experience. I didn’t write any more in my review because it would have gotten into insult territory and I didn’t want to spend any more time on it than i already had 😦

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    1. Oh absolutely. I read Bart’s review (Bormgans) and that was what even decided me to try. So I knew going in it wasn’t going to be my cup of tea. But I didn’t realize just how bad it was really going to be and it just shocked me to realize how other people can think.

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    1. Bart (Bormgans) read and reviewed a month or two ago (I think, maybe longer though?) and I wanted to see what I would think of, in comparison to what he thought of it. It went pretty much how I expected but I wanted to be sure.

      I can’t write it out. I would have gone with personal insults and then some damnation, hellfire and destruction for the author and those enjoyed it. And that’s the nice clean version. I did write some out and then felt very convicted. Joking about damnation is really taking over God’s place (He’s the one who does the final judging, not me) and it goes down paths I don’t think a Christian should go. And by the time this went live, I had read another cthulhu volume, which also had some vileness in it and I loved those, so I had to be careful about being a complete hypocrite.

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  1. Yes I thought it wouldn´t work out for you. Brave you tried though. Like you said, there´s Cthulhu too, and I don´t think there´s something morally wrong with having a fantasy like Moshfegg.

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    1. On your last point, you and I are going to have to agree to totally disagree.
      If you’d like to slowly discuss it, feel free to email me. It’s not something I want to deal with in the comments right now though.

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        1. It seems I can´t find your emailadres anymore. I´m pretty sure I didn´t delete our previous conversation, but I tried a few possible keywords in search but nothing turns up.

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      1. I finished my review of My Year of Rest and Relaxation. I have to say because of you I thought a bit about ethics while writing it. Looking forward to your email, but don’t feel pressured.

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    1. This was one of those experimental reads for me. Unfortunately, while I suspected it wouldn’t be up my alley, it turned out far worse than I expected.


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