The narrator ruins this story. He is too dramatic and has no variation to his storytelling. Too bad because the story is good, but I can't get past the dry narration
Yes, I love the use of the first person plural narration. It is inclusive and allows the listener to become engrossed in the story.
Jeffrey Eugenides has a way with words that draws you in and holds you under water. You know what is going to happen in this story from the beginning, making this tale less about what happens and more about who it happens to.
Much as I admired and sometimes revelled in the sheer style and beauty of the writing, this novel left me cold cold cold and empty. Beautiful, but ultimately futile. Which I think was precisely the point.