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Praise for Middlesex: 'This year's most sumptuously enjoyable book ! superb' Sunday Times, Books of the Year 'This is a truly original and compelling novel, by turns sad, funny and moving' Daily Mail 'The best American novel since The Corrections ! exuberant, ambitious, deeply compassionate and wildly funny' GQ 'A transatlantic epic ! a towering achievement' Los Angeles Times 'A warm and beautifully written novel that illuminates the part of the human soul that even biology cannot reach' Sunday Times Praise for The Virgin Suicides: 'One of the finest novels -- I have read in many years! a wonderful mixture of amusement, wistfulness and contained grief' John Banville 'One of the finest novels in many years -- a Catcher in the Rye for our time' Observer 'Beautiful funny and touching ! Eugenides is a skilful craftsman and a hypnotic storyteller' Jay McInerney 'Entire and unstoppable! a sparkling work' The Times
Jeffrey Eugenides was born in Detroit and attended Brown and Stanford Universities. His first novel, The Virgin Suicides, was published in 1993 to great acclaim and he has received numerous awards for his work. In 2003, Eugenides received the Pulitzer Prize for his novel Middlesex, which was also a finalist for the National Book Critics Circle Award, the IMPAC Dublin Literary Award and France's Prix Medicis and has sold more than 3 million copies.See all Product Description
I picked this book up based on my appreciation of Eugenides previous work. However, this effort is an epic fail. By page 44 I had some serious doubts. Read morePublished 6 months ago by Carolyn!
If you're in the mood for a dense, verbose novel then this is a good pick. I enjoyed it - not everyone did. Read morePublished 11 months ago by RT
The Virgin Suicides and Middlesex are books of incredible depth. They can be re-read over and over, and still the reader gets pleasure from the story, from the prose and from the... Read morePublished 17 months ago by Pen Name
The book was well written but I found the two male characters really unlikable - to the point where I did not really want to keep reading. Read morePublished 22 months ago by Kelsi
Wow. How well written. Captures human nature. Delves masterfully into the world of mental health issues in an average world.Published on July 20 2013 by MaudeMaryKate
I was really looking forward to diving into this book - made it to the 1/2 way point and just couldn't go on.
Tedious is the word that comes to mind.
I surprized my wife by getting her this book. She loved it. The library didn't have enough copies so she is passing it to her daughter to read.Published on Jan. 22 2013 by Donald Gibson
This is a very enjoyable book with interesting characters and a good story. I found it very well written and have already recommended it. Read morePublished on March 31 2012 by Aggie G