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The Marriage Plot by Jeffrey Eugenides
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Jan 13, 2012

did not like it

Disappointment like whoa. I never in a million years would think I would dislike an Eugenides novel, certainly not so much as to give it 1 star. But I didn't like it. I actually truly really honest to God did not like this book, even though his two prior novels are two of my all-time favs. There is just something off about his handling of these characters, which is part of what he so mastered in The Virgin Suicides and in Middlesex. They are flat. Even the manic character is simply a textbook case of mania. I hoped the ending would redeem the book at least a little-- but it only made it even worse. It's Eugenides-- I would read him no matter what any review said. But it was still a waste of my time. (Fingers crossed for better in probably about 10 years or so!)
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Carrie My thoughts too. Glad to know I wasn't the only person who disliked this book!

message 2: by Syd (new) - rated it 2 stars

Syd I just finished it, hated it!

message 3: by Sara (new) - rated it 1 star

Sara Amen! Srsly - such a letdown. I have read all these glowing reviews - I feel like we didn't read the same book. Or that people just really wanted to like it. I don't know. 10 years of waiting - for this.

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