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Book Review of Middlesex

Author: Jeffrey Eugenides
Genre: Literature & Fiction
Book Type: Paperback
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This book seemed really really long. It was interesting, and the POV was enlightening. I think though the story could have been told in well in less words. It was 530 pages and took forever to read. There were parts that I skimmed through, it seemed like there was a lot of filler information that didn't really enhance the story. (I agree with the reviewer who said there was too much information/backstory on the grandparents). At times I was confused about who Cal/Calliope's parents were. It seemed at one point it was Milton and Tessie, and then another point her father was Zizmo.

Aside from being a little too long, I enjoyed the ending. Probably not one I will read again, but it wasn't bad.

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