The Virgin Suicides

The Virgin Suicides, Jeffrey Eugenides

There’s nothing more exciting than a new book in my hands. I don’t know. I just love books. And the past year or so, I’ve been exploring titles and writing genres that’s outside my usual preferences. And today, I ease into a tender, wickedly funny tale of love and terror, sex and suicide, memory and imagination that’s found in a Jeffrey Eugenides book, The Virgin Suicides.

Curiosity in the lives of the virgin Lisbon sisters: Therese, Mary, Bonnie, Lux, and Cecilia, I sometimes can’t help take small peeks in the book’s pages and read reviews online. However, I’ve yet to finish another book and finish a tonne of work before I can actually curl up and enjoy my new book.

This is one of the few items I recently bought over at Avalon.ph. I was hoping they had a copy of this Milan Kundera book but, yes, twas out of stock. I was also looking into getting another one of Jeffrey Eugenides books, Middle Sex. Still working on building the shopping cart to save on shipping. Hehe.

I’d love to hear your thoughts on this book but not too much spoilers, please! I’d love to let the story unfold by itself and let my reading slowly lift the shroud of mystery.

How about you guys? Any new book up on your reading list?

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Comments

  1. says

    I read this book a couple of years ago. :) It’s a good book, a bit depressing, but the way the story was told and the writing style is really, really good. Now I wonder where my copy went. Hm.

    As for my reading list…I’m going to start on “The Time Traveler’s Wife” by Audrey Niffenegger. I just finished “The Thirteenth Tale” by Dianne Setterfield and it was good. :)

    * Tina´s last blog post.. NaNoWriMo Weekend # 2: Writing, but not the Novel

  2. says

    I sorta figured it’ll be depressing but I’m really interested to experience the somewhat infamous writing style (narrative that alternates first and third person, i think). Good to know you like it! I’m looking forward to reading it more! :)

    Would you recommend the book, The Thirteenth Tale?

  3. sassa says

    oh my ate sha! ive been looking for this book since forever, actually yung movie din ive been trying to get a hold of a copy but to no avail!! pahiram ng book when youre done!! puhlease!! haha

  4. says

    Hey Sasha! Yeah, I do recommend The Thirteenth Tale, especially since you love reading. It’s a story about books and writers and why writers write books. The language the author used is beautiful and the story would keep you guessing until the very end. :)

  5. says

    Tina: That’s cool! Thanks for sharing that! :)

    Batjay: Sofia Coppola and Kirsten Dunst together in a movie again? That’s saying something. I’m actually working towards seeing the movie too. Again, after I read the book! ;) Thanks for the suggestion! :)

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