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This time I suicodes to the audiobook and I freaking loved it! This is a tale of the atrophy of the Lisbon family; the gradual breakdown of their tenuous lives over the course of 13 months. A bullet for genetic predisposition.

Jez Keighley It’s about memory, nostalgia, reminiscence, childhood, mystery, loss of innocence.

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There are so many themes in the story–going through the layers is jeffeey to peeling an onion. I initially rated this book four stars but no, it deserves a five star rating. When school begins in the fall, Lux begins a secret romance with local heartthrob Trip Fontaine. They meet Lux, who is alone.

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Not that our family has the suicidal gene running in our blood but I just have to more sensitive and not bury myself in my office work and books and hope that times like that will go away once she’s 20 and no longer an suicises. It sounds utterly depressing and it is, but the way it’s told it really captures the essence of adolescence yearnings, of unattainable fascinations of the elusive repressed sheltered Lisbon girls.


That is a good thing! Lists with This Book. I DO ‘get’ a lot of the things people love about the story – the hazy, filmic quality of the writing, the sense of indefinable loss and nostalgia for childhood, the effective use of first-person-plural narrative, the clever structure with the obsessive boys cataloguing zuicides shred of information they can find about the Lisbon girls and collating it into a sort of testament.

When I’m true to myself, I could act like this was the best book, I could write and essay about how life altering this book is, but it’s a lie. Eugenides is on solid ground with Trip Fontaine, a terrific character who electrifies the book. This is a haunting, dreamlike, atmospheric and raw novel.

Six years later, a lyrical film adaptation launched the careers of director Sofia Coppola and actress Kirsten Dunst, who, in the role of Lux, limply allows local guys to lift her sack dress and screw her on the roof of the imprisoning family home. There very religious, not aloud to where clothes that show to much skin, not aloud to date, not aloud to go to parities or dances, and barley they are jecfrey aloud to leave the house.

Obviously not all the Lisbon girls are virgins. View all 37 comments.

While the men, who were neighbors of the enigmatic Lisbon family, attempt to piece together the events that led the girls to end their lives, they reveal themselves to be obsessed with the legacy of Cecilia, Lux, Bonnie, Mary, and Therese and the hold they still have on them as adults.


In other projects Wikimedia Commons Wikiquote. It’s not really about the girls.

Jeffrey Eugenides’ virgin suicides

I still don’t know. It’s not very long, and Euugenides been meaning to read it for years after hearing some great things about it. Have you ever seen someone having sex on a roof, like Lux does?

Overall, this book is very heart braking. Lisbon’s class and asks her father for permission to take Lux to Homecoming, offering to have three of his friends accompany the remaining Lisbon girls to the dance as well.

Eugenides has also published jsffrey stories. Already Cecilia’s suicide had assumed in retrospect the stature of a long-prophesied event. And where have I been since ?

But I didn’t get much enjoyment from reading it. The neighborhood, the houses, the tree house, the school. In fact, I love you.

I simply didn’t get this book. Virtin simply refer to themselves as ‘we’ and seemed to tell the story in a very emotionally detached way and so I couldn’t quite work out who they were at first — they often refer to specific ‘exhibits’ such as photographs. This all functions with a touch of Faulknerian-style writing and brilliant usage of first person plural.