June 18, 2005

Nipples like two pink cherries embedded in brown sugar

29. The Virgin Suicides, by Jeffrey Eugenides has been on my wishlist since I read Middlesex, which was the second-best book I read last year [I did have very high expectations].
How disappointed I am by this dull and fairly pointless novel, which shows no sign whatsoever of the depth or colour of Middlesex. Some girls kill themselves; no-one knows why.
I haven’t seen the film, but while reading I can see exactly how and why this novel could be translated on to the screen. In fact I should think the film would be far more successful than the book. If I ever see it, I’ll let you know.


3 thoughts on “Nipples like two pink cherries embedded in brown sugar

  1. After I read Middlesex I considered reading the book of TVS, but its instantly forgettable film put me off.

  2. Thank you for saving me the time. It had been on my list as well since Middlesex.

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