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The Virgin Suicides - Jeffrey EugenidesSo young, so tragic, so beautiful. (1143 words)
by Larachristina - written on 18/11/08 (Very useful, 259 readings)
seeped into my everyday life. I read it in three hours,about two weeks ago, and I am not entirely sure it will ever leave me. Written by American author Jeffrey Eugenides in 1993, the book revolves around the suicides of five sisters in Grosse Point Michigan. This novel is immediately different to your run of the mill book. Its written in the first person plural, from the perspective of a group of teenage boys who try to piece together what happened to the sisters. It is written by *us*, and *we*. The narrator is never named, never singled out. Its almost an anonymous culmination of the thoughts and feelings of the boys who become obsessed with the girls. This is ...
Middlesex - Jeffrey Eugenidesunambiguously beautiful (610 words)
by melee679 - written on 19/02/04, updated on 19/02/04 (Very useful, 196 readings)
comic and painfully tragic by turns, and compelling reading from start to finish. The subject matter may seem bizarre and alien, but no one could fail to be moved by the well detailed characters, the historical roots, and the looping, weaving text that pulls us through to the conclusion, you want, need, Calliope/Cal to be happy, to be accepted. 'Middlesex' by Jeffrey Eugenides, £6.99 ...