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by Jeffrey Eugenides
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"So it goes."
"So it goes." rated it 10 months ago
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 2 years ago
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. ...
Scarlet's Web
Scarlet's Web rated it 2 years ago
As part of the TBR Canine Jar Challenge, Middlesex was chosen by Enya. So far she's chosen The Exorcist which was a 5-star read and now Middlesex which I have to say I struggled with. There is a lot of reading to this one. It's not that it's over-written per se, more that it's over told. It ...
All about me
All about me rated it 3 years ago
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 years ago
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 4 years ago
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...
A Reading Vocation
A Reading Vocation rated it 4 years ago
I haven't read a "family epic" since The Thornbirds back in college, and this one is of a very different ilk.The idea of an intersex narrator interested me, a holdover from my earlier fixation on all things GLTBQ. If that is the main point of interest for other readers, I think it would be easy to b...
Zoie's Book Blog
Zoie's Book Blog rated it 4 years ago
I just started to read this book so I can't tell you much about it. This book is confusing at first but you figure it out later in the book. This book tells you about the grandparents first. The story of the grandparents explains why the book is called middle sex. And no this book is not all about s...
Remember When the Music
Remember When the Music rated it 4 years ago
Sure, Jeffrey Eugenides’ Middlesex was published back in the early 2000’s and won a Pulitzer in 2003. But this novel has stood up over the years and warrants reading and recommending again and again. From the time I first read it as a senior in high school to my most recent rereading this past month...
Sheziss loves Zeshak
Sheziss loves Zeshak rated it 4 years ago
Leopoldo recommended this to me.
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