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Somebody out of touch with reality. Verhini knew, finally, that the girls were really women in disguise, that they understood love and even death, and that our job was merely to create the noise that seemed to fascinate them.

Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to jjeffrey. Want to Read saving…. Want to Read Currently Reading Read. Refresh and try again. Open Preview See a Problem? Thanks for telling us about the problem. Return to Book Page. The Virgin Suicides by Jeffrey Eugenides. 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: Paperbackverfini.

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To see wugenides your friends thought of this book, please sign up. To ask other readers questions about The Virgin Suicidesplease sign up. Anyone else repelled by this book and its almost masturbatory reminiscence of what it felt like to be an American middle class white boy in suburbs in the s, with no first-hand knowledge of girls, lusting and longing for the Lisbon Sisters, without actually being able to see them as people?

And that’s a really powerful thing that shouldn’t repelling. It should make you think about how men, especially young men, view young women in our society.

Jez Keighley It’s about memory, nostalgia, reminiscence, childhood, mystery, loss of innocence. It’s not really about the girls. See all 15 questions about The Virgin Suicides….

Lists with This Book. Jan 14, Matt rated it it was amazing Recommends it for: View all 12 comments. Jan 29, Linda rated it eugenudes not like it Recommends it for: 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 eugenidew 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 th I simply didn’t get this book.

In the end, all I got from this book was the fact that the girls were peculiar and hello! Okay, sure, I get that there may have been metaphors and themes about the hypocrisy of middle America, oppressive religion, etc.

I saw Sofia Coppola’s film afterward; no, it did not improve my understanding or appreciation of the film. I had read Middlesex by Eugenides and thought he was a genius. This book proved he is only an occasional genius. View all 67 comments. 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 symbol I had to take some time after reading this and do some deep thinking before I could review. 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? The neighborhood, the houses, the tree house, the school.

The importance of a location.

Certain windows serving as stages into the performance of people’s lives. All very complex and interesting. Throughout the book things are covered in dust, slime, dead bugs, etc. Everything is made to seem like it is coated, and a deeper truth is underneath. And, I think it is important eugwnides the “coating” is never pretty.

Things aren’t coated in sugar, or clouds, or pretty makeup. It is oe foul, stinking, decaying, etc. Symbolism – As the story deteriorates, suiicde do the structures and the people. People become more and more unstable. Every element spirals into a gloomy miasma and it moves towards the ultimate sad climax. The boys – the boys in the story serving as narrators really kept making me jeffgey of Stand By Me or The Sandlot.

Looking into other people’s lives. Trying to figure things out while wrapped in the innocence of youth. It was a very intriguing approach to telling the story.

I think that many will enjoy this. Just remember that it is dark and somewhat disturbing. Not something to read while looking for a pick me up! View all 37 comments. Sep 08, Jen rated it did not like it Shelves: 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 entail I couldn’t wait for these girls to eugenidez themselves just so the book would be over.

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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. 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 teenager in the late s; his kids became teenagers in the s.

I can only imagine it was a very different experience for him. He was born 20 years before the author of this book, Jeffrey Eugenides, but they both grew up in the U. They also both watched a lot of changes occur in the U.

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Dad never knew Mr. Eugenides, but I do, and his Pulitzer-Prize winning Middlesex just about knocked me out. He’s euugenides hell of eugenires writer, and he seems to capture the decline of American society without judgement, rant or sociological nudge. He’s a storyteller who tells his tales, these deceptively simple stories that make you stop whatever you’re doing, curl your toes, bite your nails, giggle into your hands or shout.

And then he makes you cover your eyes with a cold compress and weep quietly into your pillow. I don’t hate you, Mr. I’m so, so sorry. I don’t hate you, Jeffrey. In verglni, I love you. Oh, I love you, Jeffrey. Oh, Jeffrey, I love you. People, I could write essay after essay about this book. I could stick quote after quote of brilliant prose on here.

View all 52 comments. Nov 17, F rated it wugenides not like it Shelves: So disappointed with this book. Couldnt get my head round the characters. View all 7 comments. Mar 12, K. This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers.

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