Sunday, February 24, 2008

Better Late Than Never

So, I know that I'm about 5 years too late in making this recommendation, but here it is anyway. I just finished an amazing book that many of you have probably already read. For those who haven't, take this recommendation and buy the book today. (You can even peel off the Oprah's book club sticker on the cover. I hate that thing.) Middlesex: A Novel by Jeffrey Eugenides is one of those rare reads that captivates you from the first words to the last. It is a brilliantly executed blend of self discovery and 80 years of family narrative. Go get this book now.


Mnmom said...

I read it, and I second MG's recommendation.

kirelimel said...

I'll get to it after I finish "Worl without End" by Ken Follett. Talk about getting to things late...I just finished "The Pillars of the Earth"- excellent and here I thought it was a recent book of his, what with that annoying O sticker and all, but no. 1989. Where was I? oh yeah, drunk in decorah, that's where.

Cheesecake Maven said...

It's a great read!!! Our book club read it a few years ago and it provided for a very intriguing discussion afterward. Glad you like it!