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By Ottessa Moshfegh | Comments: ( 990 ) | Date: ( Jul 02, 2020 )

They said I ve done something wrong And they ve just left me down here to starve Haven t had a drop in days soSalem, Massachusetts, 1851 McGlue is in the hold, still too drunk to be sure of his name or situation or orientation he may have killed a man That man may have been his best friend Now, McGlue wants one thing and one thing only a drink Because fThey said I ve done something wrong And they ve just left me down here to starve Haven t had a drop in days soSalem, Massachusetts, 1851 McGlue is in the hold, still too drunk to be sure of his name or situation or orientation he may have killed a man That man may have been his best friend Now, McGlue wants one thing and one thing only a drink Because for McGlue, insufferable, terrifying memories accompany sobriety A sail on the high seas of literary tradition, Ottessa Moshfegh gives us an unforgettable blackguard on a knife sharp voyage through the fogs of recollection.

  • Title: McGlue
  • Author: Ottessa Moshfegh
  • ISBN: 9781784706623
  • Page: 161
  • Format: Paperback

About Author:

Ottessa Moshfegh

Ottessa Moshfegh is a fiction writer from Boston She was awarded the Plimpton Prize for her stories in The Paris Review and granted a creative writing fellowship from the National Endowment for the Arts She is currently a Wallace Stegner fellow at Stanford.

Comments McGlue

  • Helen McClory

    This book has salt on its fists and iron on its dancing feet.What a piece of vicious brilliance.

  • Sentimental Surrealist

    We have yet to see the next-level Ottessa Moshfegh book that I firmly believe she's capable of delivering. So I'm holding out on the five that my effusive review might otherwise point to. This, of course, is the way of things; she's only now coming up on book three, and I'd rather someone begin a little short of their potential than release a knockout debut and stagnate afterward. For its part, McGlue is a novel of a few small problems. There isn't a whole ton of character development, the hazy [...]

  • Steffi

    Was ist wahr, was ist Delirium? Das lässt sich schwer sagen, denn die Geschichte wird aus der Sicht des dauerbetrunkenen Matrosen McGlue erzählt. Und was nicht dem Alkohol geschuldet ist, geht vielleicht auf seinen gespaltenen Schädel zurück, den er sich irgendwann zuzog. Gewalt und Homophobie sind genauso wie der Alkohol stets präsent.McGlue wird vorgeworfen seinen Freund Johnson getötet zu haben, aber er erinnert sich nicht daran. In Visionen, Träumen, Delirien und unter Entzugserschein [...]

  • Peter Landau

    MCGLUE, the title and main character of the novel by Ottessa Moshfegh, is unmoored in a rummy ocean of memories and over the 100-odd pages of his narrative tries to grab hold of some buoy of truth to anchor himself to the possibility that he murdered his friend and companion named Johnson. There’s a literal crack in his skull from which flow the metaphoric salty language he uses to tell his tale of woe. He sounds fully wedded to his time in history and contemporary in his concerns about love a [...]

  • Brent Legault

    I could have five-starred this scrappy little number sight unseen. I've been dying to get my hands on a Moshfegh book for years now. And when her first collection of stories comes out, well, beware of tumbling, tumbling accolades, kudos, and boy-howdies!But I have read it. And I have rated it. And I'll reread sometime soon. And I'll shout, "McGlue!" when I do.

  • Kevin

    There's some strong ingredients here but it doesn't really come together for me. I love Ottessa's other work but this damaged sailor's tale is my least favorite.

  • Michelle Gragg

    I enjoyed this book. I would have never chosen it. The text is a little confusing at times because the main character flashes back between the present and past. McGlue is a complex man who struggles with his homosexuality, his history, and his view of women. He is further confounded by his debilitating alcoholism. By the end of the book it seems that his reality and what he has done are enough to keep him far from ever being sane again. I didn't like him too much as a man. But as a character he [...]

  • Zulfiya

    Lackluster grit yeah, I know, it does sound nosensical, and so is the book. The idea was interesting, but the pretentious grittiness was sub-par. All the ingredients for a good book (intrigue, confused memories, self-destructive unreliable character, two plot-lines, two temporal planes, familial tragedy, forbidden love) are there, but still just meh!

  • Charles Dee Mitchell

    Here is a great 19th century novel of the sea seen through the alcoholic haze of a man accused of murdering his best friend. There are exotic ports of call, men driven by despair and anger to seek the unanchored existence of a sailor, and hints of all the allegorical possibilities of "the voyage." But Moshfegh locks the reader into McGlue's internal monologue as he recounts his blighted young life saved by his great friend Johnson, whom he has almost certainly killed at the other man's request. [...]

  • Patty Cottrell

    i've said before ottessa moshfegh is the best writer working right now. i think it's probably true, and then i think to myself that we don't need terms like best or worst. she's just doing her thing and it's fucking amazing. McGlue is violent and harsh and delicate and so empathetic and lovely. they kept using the word intoxicating and intoxicant on the back of the book. it's true - an addictive and poisonous flower.

  • Lenore Myka

    Dark, tragic; McGlue is an unforgettable narrator, drawing the reader into his scrambled psyche, moving us from the fog of inebriation to sobering clarity, in this tight, captivating novel.

  • Conor

    Not as good as "Eileen" a bit too spare, disjointed, sere and "method" for me.

  • Chase Burke

    Harrowing, horrifying, and hellishly good.

  • MacDuff

    This book is just over 120 pages long, and it took me four days to read. It's a slog. But it's worth it. McGlue wakes up in the belly of the ship he's supposed to be crew on with the news that he's killed his best friend in life. He's an alcoholic in the truest sense, and as he floats through the ship's jail to one on land, he tries to parse through his life and the awful decision he may or may not have made. He also detoxes, although that's not what he thinks is happening. He suffers through hi [...]

  • Craig

    This has the feel of something rescued from obscurity by a grad student deep in the stacks, and yet it was published just this year. Put a 19th-century literary giant's name on it, and this text would be considered one of their minor masterpieces, I'd bet.

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  • Joanie

    'd the ship rocks us and I feel my innards sway and rise and I sweat and hear mates yelling and I hope up a hand to keep the sun from my eyes and I'm blind and others run up thundering and I hear Johnson's voice afar now and catch the whiff of another unwashed man hanging in the salt air, wind still for a moment as the ship turns, a cold bare spot of my skin - just the back of my hand - scratched by the bristly husk of hair on his arm, feel the heat of that body, let it warm me. Like whiskey to [...]

  • Trashy Dreams

    After reading EILEEN and MY YEAR OF REST AND RELAXATION, I was glad to find out that not all Moshfegh’s books are about super-gross, misanthropic young women. I dug those two books, don’t get me wrong, but they were very similar in content and delivery. MCGLUE seemed to have a little more soul to it. As if the writing and story came from a completely different place, with different motivations or agendas. It was refreshing (for lack of a better adjective). Quick, but just right.

  • Oryx

    Have you heard how good at writing Ottessa Moshfegh is? No? Oh. Well. DON'T PANIC. DON'T WORRY. She'll tell you herself. Infact, that's all she'll tell you. Seriously. Listen. Can you hear the sound of her holiness declaring the breadth of her gifts to the world? Yeah, me too. Sickening, isn't it JEEEZ LOUISE. How do I even rate this? If a man had written it it wouldn't have been published, would have been called self-indulgent and blah blah blah. Whatever. 3.5

  • Lahnabii

    The writing is beautiful, the seafaring story achingly sad once it sinks in, but it did take me a while to get through this book - and it's just over 100 pages. There are characters who it is hard to feel sympathy for, blood, violence and doom - perhaps not a suitable read if you're not feeling too good.

  • KWinks

    Uh, it must be the time of year but I had no patience for this. It was only 118 pages and I STRUGGLED. It wasn't that I didn't care, McGlue was an interesting character and I wanted to know what happened. It was the jumping around. I should have saved this for a single sitting read and really focused on it. Instead, I kept putting it down and not wanting to pick it up.

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  • Bruno

    Like cracking your skull, prying your head open with your fingers and pouring whiskey inside it.

  • Kieran

    Dry retched once. Cried twice.

  • Sami Malas

    I liked Eileen, so I thought I would give this one a try. Disappointed.

  • Latkins

    I enjoyed Eileen so I thought I’d give this earlier novella by Ottessa Moshfegh a go. It’s the tale of the eponymous McGlue, who, in 1851, is accused of murdering his friend Johnson. McGlue is an alcoholic sailor with a severe head injury, so his narration is very fragmented. It’s hard to tell what is really happening and what is going on in McGlue’s addled head, but this adds to the intrigue and atmosphere of the story. Hallucinations and memories of McGlue’s impoverished childhood, a [...]

  • Hans

    This is the first book by Ottessa Moshfegh, author of the impeccable Eileen. Here she gives us the novella-length character revelation of McGlue, a drunken sometimes-sailer who wakes from a stupor covered in blood somewhere in Zanzibar. To me the voice of McGlue is an amalgam of:--a drunken sailer as voiced by an American version of Shane McGowan, circa Hell's Ditch or Rum, Sodomy & The Lash.--Tom Waits--a character from HBO's DeadwoodThis is a book of beautiful literary darkness. As noted a [...]

  • Jared Rudd

    4.5. The right ending, well crafted at the end. hurt with a taste of iron of blood. A quickie.

  • M. Christine

    Expecting a tour de force, what with the hoopla about Moshfegh's EILEEN, but it wasn’t. MCGLUE is powerful in many parts, loaded writing bursting with potential, possibility. Like a first step in an important body of work; Moshfegh’s publishing process should be interesting. I like how storytelling made this reader as confused as the drunk, cranium-damaged woozy McGlue. Where are we? What port? What is the era (1850s), the memory? "Where is Johnson?" McGlue inquires, in disbelief when inform [...]

  • Brian Grover

    This was erroneously described to me as a horror story, wherever I heard about it. I'm intrigued by the premise, wherein a sailor wakes up locked in the hold of his ship, standing accused of the drunken murder of his only friend the night before, which he holds no memory of. But Moshfegh basically does nothing with that premise, the guy just continues to get drunk and literally beat his head against the wall for the next 150 pages until he stands trial and is convicted, the case apparently being [...]

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