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The Marriage Plot by Jeffrey Eugenides
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Apr 26, 2012

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Read in August, 2011

Middlesex remains one of my favorites. I love Eugenides style. But the characters in The Marriage Plot fell flat for me. I never felt that I got to know them well enough to understand their motivation. There seemed to be no growth, no development, no reason for telling the story in the first place. The characters basically went through a series of circumstances that had little effect on their maturation. Though the his prose is really lovely, he didn't seem to have any compelling story to tell here.

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