The Virgin Suicides
The haunting, humorous and tender story of the brief lives of the five entrancing Lisbon sisters, The Virgin Suicides, now a major film, is Jeffrey Eugenides' classic debut novel.The shocking thing about the girls was how nearly normal they seemed when their mother let them out for the one and... show more
The haunting, humorous and tender story of the brief lives of the five entrancing Lisbon sisters, The Virgin Suicides, now a major film, is Jeffrey Eugenides' classic debut novel.The shocking thing about the girls was how nearly normal they seemed when their mother let them out for the one and only date of their lives. Twenty years on, their enigmatic personalities are embalmed in the memories of the boys who worshipped them and who now recall their shared adolescence: the brassiere draped over a crucifix belonging to the promiscuous Lux; the sisters' breathtaking appearance on the night of the dance; and the sultry, sleepy street across which they watched a family disintegrate and fragile lives disappear.
Pages no: 249
Edition language: English
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...
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...
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...
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.
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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