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[Jeffrey Eugenides] é The Virgin Suicides [magic PDF] Ebook Epub Download Æ 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 Once, when I was 13, my father came home early from work and asked to see my yearbook It was the last day of junior high, and I remember that I leaned against the kitchen counter, cracking my knuckles, and watched as he slowly turned the glossy pages, reading all of the comments that had been written by my friends He was silent the entire time he was reading, but when he finished, he handed me back my yearbook and said, I loved being a teenager, but I wouldn t be one now for anything in the world I thought I was going to receive a lecture that evening, but I didn t To this day, I have wondered what spurred on his sudden interest in my social life and my friends Had he read an article about the rise of teen suicide My father had been a I had to take some time after reading this and do some deep thinking before I could review It is such an unusual story good, but dark and full of nooks and crannies for skeletons and other vermin to hide It is hard to say I enjoyed a story like this that would be like saying I enjoyed a car wreck intriguing, but lots of people and property were damaged in the process.
One main thing I can say is I don t think I have seen the main story take as much of a back seat to the setting, the symbolism, and the side characters The book is The Virgin Suicides , but they might be the least important, as well as the most important, part of the book Are you confused yet Setting The neighborhood, the houses, the tree house, the school Description of buildings The importance of a location Certain windows serving as stages into the performance of people s lives All very co This book is like a preface, where the real book never feels like it begins Endless foreshadowing mixed in with various teenage boy obsessions about what a home with five daughters must entailboxes and boxes of tampons, etc I couldn t wait for these girls to kill themselves just so the book would be over.
So disappointed with this book.
Couldnt get my head round the characters Where to begin I have read some of the reviews of others who did not care for or get this book I admit that the plot storyline, though unique, is not what makes this story great it s the prose The writing is luminous and readslike poetry than a novel We don t even know exactly who the narrators are it is narrated in first person plural and the name and even number of narrators is left vague Eugenides uses metaphor to describe the deaths of the sisters as the disintegration of a suburban neighborhood the trees are being cut down because of the threat of Dutch Elm disease there are dying flies everywhere that are described by the first sister to commit suicide as not even having time to eat before their lives are over There are so many themes in the story going through the layers is akin to peeling an onion The writing is so lovely that it induces a dreamlike state in the rea 5 5Ten a ganas de dejar un poco de lado la literatura juvenil, as que decid coger esta novela que llevaba un tiempo llam ndome desde mis estanter as Qu sorpresa que se haya convertido en uno de los mejores libros que he le do, pero pocos tienen la magia de la que bien puede alardear esta novela Si tuviera que describir Las v rgenes suicidas con una palabra, sa ser a sin duda intensa No s si fue cosa de la narraci n, o la necesidad de conocer qu desencaden la secuencia de suicidios de las hermanas Lisbon, y que adem s, a pesar de conocer el desenlace de antemano, lograra mantenerme en vilo en todo momento Viviendo las vidas de este grupo de hermanas a trav s de diferentes pares de ojos, que terminan formando un caleidoscopio de las mismas Un caleidoscopio adem s, gracias al cual acab pensando que Bonnie, For me, what makes this novel different from those that I ve read so far is the narrator s voice first person plural and the brilliant way Jeffrey Eugenides born 1960 made use of it Since the story is about 5 teenage sisters and the narrators were interested on them, readers presumed that they were narrating from the viewpoint of schoolboys with raging hormones and think of sex almost every hour of the day Until the last sentence when Eugenides revealed that the narrators are already middle age men with thinning hair and soft bellies My perception of the story as a reader made a complete turnaround Being a middle age man myself and having a teenager daughter, the last page upped the story s impact on me.
The collective voice of the narrators who are voyeurs of the Lisbon family oozes with innocence of being young and sexually curious and guilt of being voye I simply didn t get this book I was so desperate to find hidden meaning in it, but there was nothing Why waste so much paper and ink on something so overtly pretentious and so utterly meaningless A group of oppressed sisters kill themselves after flirting with the neighborhood boys How horrible that it happened in the middle of suburban America, where white picket fences are supposed to render such neighborhoods impermeable to tragic teenage death In the end, all I got from this book was the fact that the girls were peculiar and hello at least one was not a virgin when she committed suicide , the boys were immature, the girls parents were psychotic Okay, sure, I get that there may have been metaphors and themes about the hypocrisy of middle America, oppressive religion, etc etc.
, but I wasn t impressed I saw Sofia Coppola s film afterward no, it did not improve m Honestly, I really wanted to fall in love with this I ve long been aware of its status as a cult classic and many people I know, as well as people I don t know but whose taste seems to correspond closely with mine, have professed to adore it 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 go, I can t help it.
I DO get a lot of the things people love about the story the hazy, filmic quality of the writing, the sense of indefinable loss and nostalgia for childhood, the effective use of first person plural narrative, the clever structure with the obsessive boys cataloguing every shred of information they can find about the Lisbon girls and collating it into a sort

Jeffrey Eugenides

[Jeffrey Eugenides] é The Virgin Suicides [magic PDF] Ebook Epub Download Æ pamyatnik.pro Jeffrey Kent Eugenides is an American Pulitzer Prize winning novelist and short story writer of Greek and Irish extraction.Eugenides was born in Detroit, Michigan, of Greek and Irish descent He attended Grosse Pointe s private University Liggett School He took his undergraduate degree at Brown University, graduating in 1983 He later earned an M.A in Creative Writing from Stanford University.In