Thursday, April 25, 2013

MiddlesexMiddlesex by Jeffrey Eugenides
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

As it did for my wife, it took me a couple of tries to get going with this book.

That said, it becomes a cracking good story once one gets involved with it.

I was sometimes trouble by what seemed like shifts between first and third person narrative. It feels like a literary trick to me - a way to have the intimacy with the character that first person provides, with the omniscience of third person when convenient for the author. Maybe that's just me, though.

Recommended.

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