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The Marriage Plot by Jeffrey Eugenides
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Aug 25, 2011

it was ok
bookshelves: tbr-fall-2011, book-club

The best part of this book was the end. Unfortunately it took nearly 400 pages to get there.
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Jeffrey Eugenides
“In Madeleine's face was a stupidity Mitchell had never seen before. It was the stupidity of all normal people. It was the stupidity of the fortunate and the beautiful, of everybody who got what they wanted in life and so remained unremarkable.”
Jeffrey Eugenides, The Marriage Plot

Reading Progress

August 25, 2011 – Shelved
August 25, 2011 – Shelved as: tbr-fall-2011
December 30, 2011 – Started Reading
December 30, 2011 – Shelved as: book-club
January 1, 2012 –
page 73
January 2, 2012 –
page 115
January 6, 2012 –
page 248
January 7, 2012 –
page 406
January 7, 2012 – Finished Reading

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Wallace Starting this one (finally!). It's a book club pick - hoping it will make a good discussion piece.

Booksaremyboyfriends I didn't even get to the end.

Wallace I wouldn't have either if I didn't have a book club to discuss it with. I was relieved to see that I wasn't the only one who didn't think this was brilliant.

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Pam I've never read any Eugenides and probably won't after reading your quick review! Thanks :)

Wallace I still want to try Middlesex - I've heard it's much better than this one, but I do admit I'm more hesitant now.

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