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The Marriage Plot
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
on February 22, 2012
My loving of this book was probably helped by re-reading Middlesex a year ago.
I was fascinated mainly by the quality of writing: the way different scenes are intertwined, going back and forth, clarifying facts and situations. I read it in a weekend; couldn't put it down.
Don't read this book if you expect a plot: there is none, only life with ups and downs, joy and ugliness, coming up to age, brilliantly painted.
This book, together with Unbroken (Laura Hillebrand) and Dovekeepers (Alice Hoffmann) were the best three I read in 2011.
Loved it!
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on June 25, 2012
OMG -- So Eugenides!!! And Eugenides should be used as an adverb!!! This Man is such an incredible author, kinda like Wally Lamb and others whom we could wish would produce more frequently!!! But obviously not, as it takes more time to produce quality rather than quantity!.. Jeffery, I live for your every novel. You speak to the human condition. Thank you for The Marriage Plot. I live with many people with bi-polar disorder alias manic depression. In a world of lithium induced mental states we are meant to realize the true impact of the disorder -- the way it was back then -- before today's pharmaceuticals. The impact this has on today's survivors -- are we producing zombies at the expense of levelling the mood of society? Society needs to understand the impact of mental illness, how it affects all of us and how to develop strategies to help survivors cope with mental illness. We cannot continue to sweep mental illness under the rug -- it affects all of us in some way, shape or form.
Jeffery -- I sooooo wanted Madeleine to be with Mitchell!! Seemed that they would be so perfect together. Henceforth, they sought out their own journeys and hopefully in the end would ultimately find themselves, but find each other.
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on February 4, 2012
An stunning romantic novel about the immaturity, aspirations, love and frustrations of young people back in the early 80s. An amazing writing style that will suck you in and absorb you like the eyes of Medusa. An emotional roller coaster. Simply irresistible. Eugenides did it again!
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0 of 1 people found the following review helpful
on January 22, 2013
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.
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on July 20, 2013
Wow. How well written. Captures human nature. Delves masterfully into the world of mental health issues in an average world.
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