The Marriage Plot

The Marriage Plot

Downloadable Audiobook - 2011
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Madeleine Hanna was the dutiful English major who didn't get the memo. While everyone else in the early 1980s was reading Derrida, she was happily absorbed with Jane Austen and George Eliot. But now, in the spring of her senior year, Madeleine has enrolled in a semiotics course to see what all the fuss is about, and, for reasons that have nothing to do with school, life and literature will never be the same.
Publisher: New York : Macmillan Audio, p2011.
Edition: Unabridged.
ISBN: 9781427216915
Characteristics: 1 online resource (1 sound file) : digital.
Additional Contributors: Pittu, David
Macmillan Audio (Firm)

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Feb 08, 2018

Oh the angst of college seniors who take themselves too seriously! Yet I had to admire them for reaching deep to find who they really are. Reading this, I felt the pain of the characters as they struggled with their imminent futures and emerging from the cocoon of academia, yet I didn't really like any of them or relate to them.

Mar 20, 2017

I haven't got much to say about this book. It's an interesting enough look at modern marriage, the characters are rather lackluster yet interesting enough. The story kept my attention enough throughout to continue and enjoy it, but there were dull, long passages as well that took away from the enjoyment.

Leonard's situation is sad. One wants him to find his way.
Mitchell's situation is sad. One doesn't know whether he should find his way or whether that will lead to more sadness.....or happiness..... or..... ???
Madeline just needs to grow up and quit whining.
I guess that's one of the points of this novel: growing up.

I'm a fan of Jeffrey Eugenides. This isn't his strongest book, in my opinion, but it's worth reading. My favorite still is Middlesex. It's going to be hard to beat that one.

Apr 17, 2012

Did not finish this book, not interesting enough, not as good as Middlesex.

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