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This tragic event is the downward spiral that eventually destroys Cecilia’s four sisters wi Theresa, Mary, Bonnie, Lux, and Cecilia Lisbon are five Catholic sisters growing up in an upper-middle-class neighborhood in Michigan during the suicied. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. In fact, I love you.

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I’ll definitely be watching the movie adaptation because I’ve heard that although it’s very well done, it’s very different. September 2nd TW: Couldnt get my head round the characters. This book proved he is only an occasional genius. People with crowded smiles. The Virgin Suicides is one of those books that you wish you could erase from your memory after finishing just so you can experience it all over again.

Especially in some sections where he will just list off thousands of details about the houses or the Lisbon girls with long strings of adjectives. Although they attend the same school as the boys, they keep to themselves; appear unusual and different from the other pupils.

As for those who look eugenidds a conventional plot line like all of the other books out there and do not find it why EXACTLY did the girls kill themselves?

Le vergini suicide

A bullet for inevitable momentum. We knew, finally, that the vergibi were really women in disguise, that they understood love and even death, and that our job was merely to create the noise that seemed to fascinate them.


It’s such a powerful book full of grief and sorrow. Overall, this book is very heart braking. It just made me think of my role as a father to my teenage daughter.

I’m so, so sorry. By the end I was so, so sick of their tedious obsession.

For the daughters, first we have Cecilia, who is the youngest child. View all 54 comments. And where have I been since ? The writing is so lovely that it induces a dreamlike state in the reader. The boys thought that they eigenides innocent but the fact that they were watching the Lisbon house through their binoculars, they were communicating with them via songs played on the telephone, the girls were leaving notes posted on the bicycle wheels or in the mailboxes did not give them the inkling to help to prevent the eventual group suicides.

I was completely swept away with this stunning story with it’s beautiful sense of melancholia and despair. In effect, the boys were the selfish ones and the guilt that permeates in them in their middle-age is what Eugenides, in my opinion, wants to communicate with this novel. Almost every page of this book had a meaningful quote on it. Cecilia remains withdrawn during the basement party and asking her mother to be dismissed, goes upstairs, where she throws herself from her window and onto the iron spikes of the fence below.

Determined to ask her out, Trip walks into Mr. View all 52 comments. So I managed to get through it in a couple flights I took this sugenides. Trivia About The Virgin Suicides.

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He has said that he has been haunted by the decline of Detroit. Sometimes, you just know when you have found a truly great novelist and Jeffrey Eugenides is one such novelist. Eugenides uses metaphor to describe the deaths of the sisters as the disintegration of a suburban neighborhood–the trees are being cut down because of the threat of Dutch Elm disease; there are dying flies everywhere that are described by the first sister to commit suicide as not even having time to eat before their lives are over.


View all 15 comments. Each member of the community tries to take their best shot at “figuring out” these girls; the doctors poke and prod in their offices, the psychologists psycho-analyze and the housewives gossip. Needless to say, it pulled me headlong into the rest of the book.

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The first chapter is completely bizarre, and flavored by his somewhat ostentatious prose, it has both a religious and magical feel. It is such an unusual story – good, but dark and full of nooks and crannies for skeletons and other vermin to hide. It’s utterly captivating; Eugenides’s use of the choral narrative voice was unlike anything I’ve read before and the descriptions and dreamy and compelling.

Symbolism – As the story deteriorates, so do the structures and the people. Open Preview See a Problem? They just watched and did nothing. Lisbon’s La-Z-Boy flanked a small table on which sat the partially completed model of a sailing ship, without rigging and with the busty mermaid on the prow painted over.

Until the last sentence when Eugenides revealed that the narrators are already middle-age men with thinning hair and soft bellies. I don’t hate you, Jeffrey. It should make you think about how men, especially young men, view young women in our society.