Wednesday, May 9, 2012

The Marriage PlotThe Marriage Plot by Jeffrey Eugenides
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

It took me about 4 months to read this book; it bookended my second semester of grad school. But whenever I managed to pick it up, however many weeks were in between readings, I knew just where I had left off. Each of the 3 main characters are very real because you can see both their good and bad qualities and the writing is also very real, including a disturbingly realistic view into the life of a manic depressive. It's a great account reminding us how we cannot choose who we fall in love with, but we can decide how to act on that love, for better or for worse.

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