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The Marriage Plot
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on June 17, 2014
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 overarching themes. The Marriage Plot, though well-written, does not come close to the depth of the Author's other two books. The protagonists are boring, the setting is boring and the action, of what there is, is boring. The Virgin Suicides was a in-depth examination of isolation, angst and suburbia - the Marriage Plot was an examination of vaguely rich people sort of interacting with or beside each other. I had high expectations of this book, and was ultimately disappointed.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
on March 6, 2013
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.
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2 of 5 people found the following review helpful
on December 28, 2011
I was excited to read this book, and then relieved when it was over. It had it's moments, but I didn't find it an overly enjoyable read. I love Eugenides, so I will be picking up his next work, but this one was a let down.
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