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by Jeffrey Eugenides
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Carole720
Carole720 rated it 3 years ago
I might not be intellectual enough to appreciate this book. As a whole, it was an interesting story though.
DanySpike
DanySpike rated it 4 years ago
Four stars! A very interesting book set in the 80's concerning a girl, Madeleine, her boyfriend, Leonard, and her eternal friend Mitchell, who's also in love with her. While the story seems quite simple and straight forward, it slowly starts getting more complicated by their different personalit...
Kate Says: "Reading Is Fun!"
Kate Says: "Reading Is Fun!" rated it 6 years ago
I am so glad I had the time required to spend reading this novel at my turtle pace; losing myself in the luscious prose of Jeffrey Eugenides writing, loving and hating all the characters at certain times because they are all flawed and very human, and discovering that this is my most favorite book a...
Jenny's Book Bag
Jenny's Book Bag rated it 6 years ago
Enjoyable, but Middlesex is still my favorite Jeffrey Eugenides book.
Jenny's Book Bag
Jenny's Book Bag rated it 6 years ago
Enjoyable, but Middlesex is still my favorite Jeffrey Eugenides book.
Books I have read and loved
Books I have read and loved rated it 6 years ago
I had high expectations for this book; the characters in Middlesex have been lingering in my mind for years, and I almost forced myself to wait before starting The Marriage Plot, to delay the pleasure. If I didn't know The Marriage Plot was by Jeffrey Eugenides, though, I wouldn't have even persever...
philoSophie
philoSophie rated it 6 years ago
after reading the marriage plot i have come to consider jeffrey eugenides as a great writer.the plot was extremely interesting and the writing style outstanding. the novel explored a vast majority of topics, such as religion, feminism, manic depression and even though the main plot is fairly small, ...
The Moment Stealer
The Moment Stealer rated it 6 years ago
At its heart, The Marriage Plot is a story of what love puts people through, not necessarily of romance itself. It's the story of what happens to people because of love and how it changes them. English major Madeleine, who has been the apple of Mitchell's eye from day one, begins a relationship with...
meganbaxter
meganbaxter rated it 6 years ago
It's hard to follow Middlesex. Practically anything that came from Jeffrey Eugenides' pen or computer or whatever was going to pale in comparison. And indeed, this isn't as good as Middlesex. But don't mistake that for not being good. The Marriage Plot may not reach those lofty heights, but it's sti...
always in love with books
always in love with books rated it 6 years ago
NB: As a former graduate student who has attended with delight the kinds of literary conferences that Madeline squeals over and has sat through plenty of painful lectures on Derrida and other literary theorists, I am probably this novel's target audience. This book plays with the marriage plot (the...
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