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The Virgin Suicides by Jeffrey Eugenides
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Sep 12, 07

bookshelves: fiction
Recommended for: literary fiction readers, dysfuctional family devotees
Read in January, 2005

Sisters confined by overbearing mother find small ways to rebel before finding one big one. The thing I liked most about this novel was the narrator - a neighborhood boy in love with the sisters (as are all the boys in the neighborhood). His lovesick adulation of lives from afar seemed much more real to me than the girls themselves. By the author of Middlesex, made into an annoying film by Sofia Coppolla and starring Kirsten Dunst (one of the veal calves - no tan, no muscle tone, no life). Perhaps one of those cases where my dislike of the movie infiltrated my opinion of the book? Another reason to read the book first...
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