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I felt repulsed by a lot of it – the descriptions, the characters – and the general queasy atmosphere made me feel quite ill. The Virgin Suicides is one of those books that you wish you could erase from your memory after finishing just so you can experience it all over again.
In fact, vfrgini her convulsions she was clutching her stomachLux had dared to put on a coat of the eugenldes pink lipstick that tasted–so the boys on the roof told us–like strawberries.
It is narrated by the boys who doted on them, but twenty years later. It has its moments of melodrama but those are balanced by the utterly mundane aspects of these characters’ lives too. So disappointed with this book. I couldn’t wait for these girls to kill themselves just so the book would be over.
Thinking about it, this also might be because the characters’ everyday experiences were so completely removed from anything I remember about being a vergino, so I didn’t find any of it to be something I could relate to either. The story is told interestingly in plural first person narration by the boys. Want to Read saving…. Beyond the flavor of the drinks we improvised that vergii ginger ale, part bourbon, part lime juice, part scotch–we could taste the strawberry wax on Woody Clabault’s lips, transforming them, before the artificial fireplace, into Lux’s own.
It begins with the suicide of the youngest girl; the precursor to the preoccupation the boys have with the Lisbon sisters. I know you’re not supposed to understand why the Lisbons killed themselves, but as someone who was severely depressed and at times suicidal eugeniddes that age myself, it all rang so hollow to me and I couldn’t shake the feeling that the book itself as opposed to just eigenides narrators was romanticising suicide.
With the Lisbon girls, the gun was loaded. One wall had a painting of Pilgrims plucking a turkey. The Virgin Suicides is a novel that is engrossing. This is a tale of the atrophy of the Lisbon family; the gradual breakdown of their tenuous lives over the course of 13 months. View all 12 comments. And so I did.
Le vergini suicide
Eugenides is the editor of the collection of short stories titled My Mistress’s Sparrow is Dead. Wow, you knew that this guy was the real deal after all. Maybe it was my disconnect from the story, maybe it was my lack of real care for any of the events or characters, or maybe it was the lack of plot.
Trip utilizes diplomacy to select his three wing-men and the quadruple date goes off much better than expected for all involved, until Lux disappears with Trip and stays out two and a half hours past her 11 o’clock curfew. I was scanning the aisle of worn-out plas Prose style: Trying to figure things out while wrapped in the innocence of youth.
Paramedics find Cecilia clutching a laminated photo of the Virgin Mary. To this day, I have wondered what spurred on his sudden interest in my social life and my friends. I love it when people fall in love with real people. Lisbon took form in the dimness. Overall, this book is very heart braking. Apr 19, Blair rated it it was ok Shelves: Cecilia 13Lux 14Bonnie 15Mary 16 and Therese 17 are revealed from afar, either through windows or in corners at school, or from accounts those close to them reveal to the narrator over the eugeniees.
View all 10 comments. Eugenides uses metaphor to describe the deaths of the sisters as the disintegration of a subu Where to begin.
At any rate, the memory of that night was superseded by that of Lux’s being eugenodes into the EMS truck, because, despite discrepancies of times and space, it was Lux’s lips we tasted, not Clabault’s. Certain windows serving as stages into the performance of people’s lives. All very complex and interesting.
Once, when I was 13, my father came home early from work and asked to see my yearbook. In effect, the boys were the selfish ones and the guilt that permeates in them in their middle-age is what Eugenides, in my opinion, wants to communicate with this novel. Told from the viewpoint of five men now in their thirties.
In the end, all I got from this book was the fact that the girls were peculiar and hello! I had of course heard of this story over the years but had never managed to pick it up. Above us, the face of Mrs. The writing is as beautiful as the sisters, the story travels quickly almost without pause and you get really I really loved the way this story was delivered, told from the point of view of the neighbourhood boys who have an obsessive fascination for the five Lisbon sisters who all succumb to suicide.
I don’t hate you, Jeffrey. Jul 29, Mateo rated it liked it. The sisters are a mystery to the boys then and still some twenty years later where the memory still haunts them.
The Virgin Suicides by Jeffrey Eugenides
Somebody out of touch with reality. Things aren’t coated in sugar, or clouds, or pretty makeup. Their hope in cracking the mysteries of the Lisbon girls comes in Trip Fontaine, an unlikely Lothario lusted after by girls who eagerly come over to help him cram for exams and their mothers, who shamelessly offer Trip baked goods. Books by Jeffrey Eugenides. It isn’t false in anyway, it states it how it is: It’s not very long, and I’d been meaning to read it for years after hearing some great things about it.