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Middlesex - Jeffrey Eugenides
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3.85 1945
Format: paperback
ISBN: 9780312422158 (0312422156)
ASIN: 312422156
Publisher: Picador
Pages no: 544
Edition language: English
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"So it goes."
"So it goes." rated it
4.5 Middlesex -- So much better than I had imagined
Edit: I've been thinking about this since, and I've come to the conclusion this book couldn't be written today (in 2018) while it seemed daring and real just a few years ago. There's more to that conversation, but I'm still judging this based on the time in which it was written. And I'm still very g...
Fangirl Moments and My Two Cents
Fangirl Moments and My Two Cents rated it
5.0 Middlesex
I love the style of writing this author uses. It's a little bit humorous and touching both without being too much of either. The entire story kept my attention. I didn't want to put it down to do real life things. So much of it was unexpected to me. It follows a family from Greece to America. ...
All about me
All about me rated it
2.0 Middlesex
Very average, bit of chore actually. I found the imagery and metaphors cliched. I also found the bit about Jimmy surviving the plunge through the frozen lake in his car completely unbelievable. And then to have Desdemona not recognise his voice just seemed to compound it. I found the first half slow...
Ellen Allen Writes
Ellen Allen Writes rated it
3.0 Middlesex; riveting book about gender but still way too long
Middlesex by Jeffrey Eugenides (who wrote The Virgin Suicides) is a really interesting book about gender; what it really means to be male or female, whether our choices are hard-wired and how we assume our gender over time. It’s also a book about the genetic outcomes from the choices that people mak...
Bark at the Ghouls
Bark at the Ghouls rated it
3.0 Middlesex by Jeffrey Eugenides - A Rambling Mess of a Review In Reverse
My final update: Whelp, I finished but I can't sit here and say it was all fun and games. This book was work to finish. I'm sticking with my 3 star rating. In the end, it had moments of interest, moments of tedium and I felt that it was far too long for a book that didn't grab me emotionally. Ah wel...
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