Mom of 3 essentially grown kids that are friend more than kids now. I am finding time to rediscover past pre-parent passions such as pediatric ER nursing, quilting and road biking...my house is cleaner and more organized than ever because I can listen to a book and accomplish life mundane/routine life necessities!
Open to new authors, I purchased this based on the reviews...big mistake. Very difficult to get into, stay into and ended somewhat abruptly. Found it to be very disconnected with characters unevenly developed and what seemed to be little or weak plot. But this is a rare dud among many gems from audible. Recommend to spend one tokens elsewhere.
I found the story to be interesting but a little bit slow moving but not bad. I loved Middlesex and didnt quite enjoy this as much but that could be because of my own reasons. Reading about metal illness is so very difficulat and overall I found the book made me incredibly sad. Sad for all the characters unrequited love and seemingly hopeless romantic situations. However the character development was amazing and the descriptions of every situation and detail most exquisite. I would recommend you get this if you are looking for something to stretch the mind a little linguistically but not if you are feeling a bit melancholy.
This would have been a wonderful short story if the hours of snobbish name-dropping had been edited out. The story was all but lost in the authors attempt to prove his own literary expertise.
The narrator did an excellent job characterizing, However his female voices came through as gay rather than authentic female which was distracting.
Loved Eugenides' other books, but "The Marriage Plot" felt like a bad knockoff of Franzen's "Freedom" (re: college love triangle). And on the subject of ripping off better writers, Eugenides bases one of his lead characters on David Foster Wallace. Leonard is a super-smart bandana-wearing tobacco-chewing bipolar prodigy. I don't know if Eugenides intended this as homage or what, but it felt cheap and obvious.
A wonderful read.
The detail and the development of the characters.
I really enjoyed him.
I have already began to recommend this book.
Excellent character development, excellent portrayal of mental health issues.
Mangos for Maria?
All around satisfying read.
I'm not at all sure who would enjoy this book. Boring and pedantic must appeal to someone.
No, I am an optimist.
The narrator was perfect for this book. Flat and dull.
I haven't even finished this book, but I stayed up most of last night listening I was so engaged. I only forced myself to turn it off to insure I could function today. Cannot wait until later so I can continue listening.
The story was interesting but don't enjoy hearing a reader perform both male and female parts.
Enjoy being able to do things while listening to a good book
I guess I'm a baby...I just love to be read to.
The story sort of fizzles towards the end. I sort of felt like...was that the end? Is there more, hmmm...I guess that was a good book.