Jonathan Ranzinger Ranzinger itibaren 87067 Torretta CS, İtalya
After Eugenides' previous novels, there is something disappointingly mundane about The Marriage Plot. Suicidal teenagers in American suburbia were more interesting than any of the three main characters in this novel. Eugenides sets out to see what it would be like if Jane Austen was born in the 20th century and wrote one of her classic novels with characters from our time. The answer is that Austen would have chosen to write about something else. The first 100 pages or so are a journey along memory lane for anyone who survived college in the 1980s, then the book gets lost in literary trivia, makes a brief detour into travels with an American twenty-something who is actually finding himself (mainly in India), while also stopping by a Coldspring Harbor-like science haven so we can get the all time clunkiest simile ever, "the hostility coming off her was as easy to see as bromophenol blue dye."
Ice Haven tells the story of a kidnapping in a pastiche of the classic comic strip styles of the last century. A very interesting read for anyone nostalgic for the classic comic strips.
A pretty good if typical fantasy novel. This is like "Star Wars" meets "Lord of the Rings." Some parts are beautifully written, which is impressive considering that Christopher Paolini was only 15 or so when he wrote it.
Very moving description of WWI. The embedded love story was hokey.
Takes so many risks, and pulls them all off. No joke.