Pulitzer Prize Recommended books

Middlesex – Jeffrey Eugenides

Books Before Blogging Review

I finished reading this book about 8 months ago, and I remember it as an interesting, insightful book about life as a hermaphrodite.

The book spans eight decades, and three generations of a Greek family who migrate to America in the 1920s. The main plot is told by 41-year-old Cal, who was born with an indeterminate gender. Raised as a girl, Cal realises that this was the wrong decision, and reverts to being male at the age of 18.

The first half of this book was pretty average – the relationship between the grandparents didn’t seem very plausible. The second half of the book, however, was one of the best pieces of writing I have ever read. It was touching, clever and I couldn’t put it down. Highly recommended – especially for reading groups.

5 replies on “Middlesex – Jeffrey Eugenides”

I liked this book a lot. It’s one of my all time favorites actually. I also could not put it down, which was surprising because it is quite a big book and it doesn’t seem like it would pull you in but it does! Highly recommended.

Ciara, Thanks for commenting on my blog for the first time! Amazing to think you found one of my oldest posts! I can see why this is one of your all time favourites – I still think about it many years after finishing.

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