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Middlesex by Jeffrey Eugenides
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Aug 31, 2009

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I really enjoyed reading this book, but that's not saying it has any monumental importance. With a unique narrator, comical writing style, and multi-generational path, it is a story that is engaging from chapter to chapter, though ultimately doesn't represent anything "big." Eugenides is best at painting a scene: an adolescents' first sexual experiences and how important they feel, a grief-stricken widow lying alone on her bed; potraits of a person's life that come alive in words. Though, being that the main character is a hermaphrodite, there are of course several scences devoted to the unusualness of this person's life. Inessential, but good if you like reading.

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