Review: Middlesex

Editorial Review - - Jim Gladstone

Cal Stephanides, the amiable narrator of MIDDLESEX, Jeffrey Eugenides' big, beguiling treat of a second novel, is born with externally deceptive genitalia. He's raised as a girl until a heartwrenching psychological identity shift at the hormonedrenched age of 15. This is potentially trendy talkshowtopic material, but rather than setting his sights on the torment of gender confusion, Eugenides uses ... Read full review

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User Review  - TheIdleWoman - LibraryThing

Fascinating novel that blends the genres of picaresque adventure and biological casebook. Eugenides's construction of the story is flawless and the result is an absorbing meditation on gender, desire, identity and the fundamental human urge to fashion our own destiny. Read full review

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One of all time favorites

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Hands down one the the TOP FIVE books I have ever read. I really enjoyed this book, couldn't put it down and read it in about a week's time! The main character, Cal's "narrative voice" is so strong and character well developed, it makes for an interesting and easy read. He comes across as honest, humorous, and realistic, nothing contrived. This is the kind of book that sticks to your ribs -- you won't soon forget it after reading because the subject matter is so unlike any other work of fiction out there. I appreciated the way the author tied up every loose end and left no stone unturned. I can't say enough about this book! 

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