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Want to Read Currently Reading Read. It completely works for the book. 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.

So I feel a bit uncomfortable about revealing that I disliked it – I’ll admit, I have been guilty of judging people a bit if I see they’ve slated a book I really love, and this seems to be a book that has a lot of meaning for many readers – but, there you Honestly, I really wanted to fall in love with this.

It is always foul, stinking, decaying, etc. I’ll definitely be watching the movie adaptation because I’ve heard that although it’s very well done, it’s very different.

Eugenides has also published short stories. The sisters are a mystery to the boys then and still some twenty years later where the memory still haunts them. The story is told interestingly in plural first person narration by the boys. Only one chamber has a bullet.

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Woody Clabault’s sister had the same brand, and once, after we got into his parents’ liquor cabinet, we made him put on the lipstick and kiss each one of us that we, too, would know what it tasted like. I was scanning the aisle of worn-out plastic boxes and found this stuffed between two other pop-pulp audiobooks and since most of the shelf was populated with pop-pulp I thought i really should read this one.


Black tendrils of smoke had crept under their doors, rising up behind their studious backs to form the evil shapes smoke or shadow take on in cartoons: Her suicide takes the town and her families lives for a huge turn. I managed to catch some more things I didn’t catch before. View all 6 comments.

He’s one jeffeey of a writer, and he seems to capture the decline of American society without judgement, rant or sociological nudge. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. Everything is made to seem like it is coated, and a deeper truth is underneath.

I initially rated this book four stars but no, it deserves a five star rating. And meffrey a really powerful thing that shouldn’t repelling. But I didn’t get much enjoyment from reading it. In a fictional world where anything can happen, nothing there makes any real difference, making it difficult for me to care about the book even while it was often thrilling me.

The Virgin Suicides is one of those books that you wish you could erase from your memory after finishing just so you can experience it all over again. There are so many themes in the story–going through veergini layers is akin to peeling an onion. If you read this novel in a superficial manner, this is just about 5 young sisters year-old Ceciliayear-old Luxyear-old Bonnie gergini, year-old Maryand year-old Therese who killed themselves because of their very strict mother and workaholic submissive effeminate father.

She is 13 years old and the first to go, she is known as the odd sibling.

Le vergini suicide

My perception of the story as a reader made a complete turnaround. Lux is observed by the narrator copulating with boys on her roof. Lists with This Book.

A bullet for historical malaise. People with big foreheads, or big noses. Sep 08, Jen rated it did not like it Shelves: It’s not very long, and I’d been meaning to read it for years after hearing some great things about it. Cecilia witnesses this, along with the narrator and his friends, who are incredulous when upon Cecilia’s return, they receive party invitations from the Lisbon girls.


The story is tragic and sad but so beautiful. Eugenides did not throw this book together; in my mind’s eye I see him sitting at his desk turning each phrase over and over in his hands until he gets it exactly right.

The Lisbon sisters become cyphers and enigmas under the harsh scrutiny of 60’s paranoid suburbia.

It was a very intriguing approach to telling the story. Symbolism – As the story deteriorates, so do the structures and the people. I think maybe a few people are going to be disappointed that I didn’t give this five stars, and I mean, I’m upset that it wasn’t five stars either, but hear me out.

Above us, the face of Mrs. This book filled me w “With most people,” he said, “suicide is like Russian roulette. I see this as a perfect segue to his masterpiece “Middlesex”. They had lived on the same street and obsessed over this family, more specially the daughters.

Writing about specific details is very important to any work of fiction but it can be taken to an extreme. Around the Year i The Virgin Suicides by Jeffrey Eugenides. To view it, click here. Jun 04, Fabian rated it really liked it Recommends it for: Rock music blared from the tape player; we threw ourselves about in chairs, bodilessly floating to the couch from time to time to dip our heads into the strawberry vat, but the next day we refused to remember that any of this had happened, and even now it’s the first time we’ve spoken of it.