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Middlesex by Jeffrey Eugenides
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Mar 29, 2012

it was ok
bookshelves: own, started-reading
Read from February 01 to 24, 2014 — I own a copy

Something about it kept me going to a little more than halfway through, but picking it up again felt so forced and so filled with dread, that I decided life is too short to read a 500+ page book that just isn't doing it for me.

The resulting feeling was just being annoyed, with pretty much all the characters, but particularly the narrator. I didn't care about his relationship with Julie at all. Perhaps I just did not get to it yet, but I don't really like the treatment of an intersex character. I'd be so interested to read a story from an intersex character's perspective, but instead this delves into the family's incestuous path, and while on its own Desdemona and Lefty's story was somewhat interesting, I just think focusing on Cal's lifetime would've been a better exploration of such a theme.

This book definitely messed with my 2014 reading goal, as I vowed to not abandon books before finishing them, but alas, I must I must I must.

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