My rating: 5 of 5 stars
I wasn’t expecting to like this book because 1) I hadn’t cared for the movie, and 2) I really don’t like Middlesex, which is also by Jeffrey Eugenides. The book was only $2 at the flea market, though, and I needed something to read, so I scooped it up and gave it a try.
I am so glad that I did. Once I started this book, I couldn’t put it down. I literally walked down the street reading it. The story is captivating, even though you know from the first sentence how it all ends. It’s fascinating to watch it unfold through the recollections of an unnamed narrator.
I would give this more than five stars if possible.