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Interesting story with great characters & good plot.
Began reading this novel expecting another good story like the author's Middlesex but what I found instead was a boring plot and uninteresting characters.
It's a novel for lovers of literature, but its heavy reliance on literary criticism makes the plot seem too contrived.
I highly recommend this book. Wonderful character studies. I love all his books.Published 2 days ago by Gayle B. Simmons
My first book by Mr. Eugenides but it won't be the last. Wonderful characters, lots of narrative surprises and just terrific writing. Highly recommended.Published 5 days ago by Jeff Steitzer
While I partially agree with the previous posts I should point out that I read (listened) to the audio book which made it a little bit more bearable. Read morePublished 8 days ago by N. Godet
I loved "Middlesex," but think Eugenides has gotten more focused with this book. His "marriage plot" is an engrossing one that also includes a harrowing portrayal... Read morePublished 10 days ago by Samiscat
A bleak look at depression and how it affects relationships. I enjoyed the character development and plot. This was my first Eugenides novel. I will definitely read more.Published 10 days ago by Melissa Reads
I enjoyed the intimacy one gets with the characters but at times I found it repetitive and got a little bored. But it is still the reading that I enjoy.Published 22 days ago by Luciana Ondarts
I love Middlesex (one of my favorite books), and thought the Virgin Suicides was very good, but I couldn't even finish this book. Read morePublished 23 days ago by jer_from_aa
It too often feels as if the author is trying to be 'literary' instead of just letting the story's narrative unfold without embellishment.Published 23 days ago by Diane Lake
I read this because it was named as the best book for my Myers Briggs type (INFJ), but I hated it. There was very little plot, the characters were unlikable, and the author didn't... Read morePublished 1 month ago by that_one_girl