Review: The Virgin Suicides by Jeffrey Eugenides

The Virgin Suicides: Reissued - Jeffrey Eugenides


The shocking thing about the five Lisbon sisters 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.


My opinion:

I honestly don't even know what to say. There was nothing about the story that I liked or that captivated me en honestly I didn't even finish it. I stopped reading it when I got almost halfway through the book, it was that boring. I wish Jeffrey would have written the story from the girls perspective and put the deads at the end of the book instead of the beginning (you know what happened with only reading the first page). I didn't care for the characters, there we just weird en pointless facts (like how many people killed themselves in the US. I'm like: why?!) and it was just so depressing reading it. 


Now I really do hope Middlesex is better than The Virgin Suicides! I heard some people dislike The Virgin Suicedes as well, but they really loved Middlesex so I still have hopes for that one. 


Have you read The Virgin Suicides and what's your opinion about it?