I started reading the Virgin Suicides today for book club. We meet in less than a week so I’m going to have to speed read this one. I wish I had more time to savour this book, but I kept forgetting to put it on hold at the library and only just picked up my copy today.
I love Jeffrey Eugenides. I think he’s an amazing writer – so I was pretty psyched when my new book club chose it for our first read. I only just started reading his books last year (2011). I started with the Marriage Plot, which I really like and then moved onto Middlesex, which I devoured and loved.
People tell me that the movie was really good, but I haven’t seen it and don’t think I will. I have a hard time enjoying movies based on books and I am a firm believer that the book is usually better. Movies rarely live up the pictures I’ve created in my head. Take the Hunger Games for instance, I loved the book and was very disappointed by the movie which I thought was dull and flat.
I’m only 10 pages into the book and I’m intrigued. So much has already happened that I can’t imagine how the story will unfold.
I have my fingers crossed that I will love this book even more than Middlesex, which is saying alot.