Saturday, August 27, 2011

Book 44 of 2011 Middlesex by Jeffrey Eugenides

MiddlesexMiddlesex by Jeffrey Eugenides
My rating: 3 of 5 stars

 While this is a book about a hermaphorodite, it's more a family saga. I loved Lefty and Desdemona's story. So very sad and tragic with moments of supreme happiness. That happiness makes the sad parts sadder for some reason. Callie/Cal's story is important, but not the meat of the book as I thought it was. And not really as tragic as it could have been. The interlude in SF was seriously hopeless but somehow  necessary. Overall, I give this a thumbs up as an interesting Greek family saga. I also learned some genetic stuff, I wonder if it's factual? Hmmm. Glad I read this, sorry I took so long!

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1 comment:

  1. I might have given the book 4 stars out of the five - if just for the sweep of the story, and the fact the author held it all together over the entire sweep.

    I agree with you, the happy moments made increased the starkness of the tragic sections because of the contrast.

    There was the hint of hope at the end, which helped.

    A great family story - as the great sagas are.