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The Virgin Suicides - Jeffrey Eugenides
The Virgin Suicides
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Juxtaposing the most common and the most gothic, the humorous and the tragic, author Jeffrey Eugenides creates a vivid and compelling portrait of youth and lost innocence. He takes us back to the elm-lined streets of suburbia in the seventies, and introduces us to the men whose lives have been... show more
Juxtaposing the most common and the most gothic, the humorous and the tragic, author Jeffrey Eugenides creates a vivid and compelling portrait of youth and lost innocence. He takes us back to the elm-lined streets of suburbia in the seventies, and introduces us to the men whose lives have been forever changed by their fierce, awkward obsession with five doomed sisters: brainy Therese, fastidious Mary, ascetic Bonnie, libertine Lux, and pale, saintly Cecilia, whose spectacular demise inaugurates "the year of the suicides." This is the debut novel that caused a sensation and won immediate acclaim from the critics-a tender, wickedly funny tale of love and terror, sex and suicide, memory and imagination.
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Format: paperback
ISBN: 9780446670258 (0446670251)
ASIN: 0446670251
Publisher: Grand Central Publishing
Pages no: 256
Edition language: English
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Words, Words, Words
Words, Words, Words rated it
4.5 The ones that got away
I really enjoyed this book, the second Eugenides I have read this season, and I was glad I did not hear about the "twist" (for lack of a better word) in The Virgin Suicides. I am not sure how I avoided hearing about it considering the book is now over 20 years old and has been hanging just on the pe...
Dem
Dem rated it
4.0 The Virgin Suicides
Wow! Bizarre and Haunting are the words that come to mind on finishing The Virgin Suicides by Jeffrey Eugenides .The story is set in 1970s Suburbia. The Virgin Suicides tells the story of the Lisbon family. Told through the eyes of the neighbourhood boys who are obsessed with the five teenage...
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Audio Book Junkie rated it
1.0 "The Vigin Suicides" by Jefferey Eugenides - a repulsive book that drained my will to listen
Normally, I finish the books I start, especially when, like this one, they are well written and well narrated. I made it half way through this put book and put it away in disgust. I didn't want any more of it in my head. This isn't because I felt too emotionally distraught by experiencing a nove...
deannahello
deannahello rated it
I decided to reread this on a whim. Jeffrey Eugenides is one of my favorite authors. Every time I reread this I'm still blow away by the writing. Holy crap Jeffery Eugenides can tell a story.
There's more to life than reading, but it's a good place to start
There's more to life than reading, but it's a good place to start rated it
5.0 Review: The Virgin Suicides by Jeffrey Eugenides
Death is not a pleasant topic, and one which most people shy away from speaking or even thinking about. Death is so complete, so final, a great mystery. And we're all hurling towards it, this same fascinating, terrifying, inevitable unknown. Jeffrey Eugenides captures this beautifully in The Virgi...
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