Friday, February 17, 2012
Book #4 of 2012: the Marriage Plot by Jeffrey Eugenides
I've never read the Virgin Suicides, but enjoyed Eugenides' other prior novel, Middlesex, quite a bit.
The Marriage Plot focuses on the lives of Madeleine, Leonard, and Mitchell, as graduating college seniors in the 1980s.
Aaaand I started writing this forever ago and then let it languish in weird shitty outline purgatory.
I enjoyed the book a lot. It definitely did a good job of capturing certain aspects of the college experience. And by that I mean more about the kind of people who over-think everything and read a lot than, you know, partying and joining frats and whatnot.
Also an interesting glimpse into mental illness, both having it and living with someone who does.