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The Marriage Plot by Jeffrey Eugenides
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Nov 25, 2011

it was ok
bookshelves: 2011, t-o-b-2012
Read from November 21 to 25, 2011

Meh. I really thought I would like this novel better -- I went to college in the 80s, I studied English Lit, I love Austen and Eliot -- but I wasn't impressed with Eugenides' "Middlesex" either, so I think I'm going to have to chalk up my ambivalence to his writing style. None of the characters (Madeleine, Mitchell, Leonard) inspired any strong emotions in me, whether negative or positive, and in the end, I was just glad to be done.
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Michelle I so agree with you on this one! I am not finished with it yet, but can't wait for it to end...

Kathy Hey Michelle. Some people just loved it, though! I can see the merits of the novel, but I just don’t love Eugenides as much as most others do. I feel like in another author’s hands, the story would have been better.

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