Friday, July 14, 2006


Has anyone read Jeffrey Eugenides' Middlesex? I'm trying to decide if it's worth my time.


Anonymous Jenny PP said...

No, I haven't because I'm a reading loser. I finally just finished Bastard Out of Carolina which I've wanted to read for years and have had since like Christmas of 2004.

3:44 PM  
Blogger frog said...

I have. It was okay. I didn't love it, didn't hate it.

3:44 PM  
Anonymous Rob said...

I was just given a copy of it, and I was pretty psyched because I thought it was a copy of The Essex, the true story that inspired Herman Melville to write Moby Dick. After reading the first sentence of Middlesex:

"I was born twice: first, as a baby girl, on a remarkably smogless Detroit day in January of 1960; and then again, as a teenage boy, in an emergency room near Petoskey, michigan, in August of 1974."

I realized that I had got my Massachusetts counties mixed up. But, in my defense, Middlesex has a boat on the cover!

I suppose I'll read it just the same.

11:58 PM  

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