The Virgin Suicides

Jeffrey Eugenides

i took this out of the library because Middlesex wasn’t in — though i have been curious about this novel since seeing Sophia Coppola’s movie version five years ago, even if i wasn’t a big fan of the film.

i think i would have appreciated this much more if i’d read it when i was younger. now i feel too far from high school to fall into this world. the odd choral narration of the neighborhood boys imparts a further distance.

though i also had a bad headcold while reading it (all in one day), so that could have had something to do with it too.