Thursday, February 24, 2011
It was, however, an easy choice to pick The Virgin Suicides. I have actually been looking for the e-book of this novel for quite some time, with no luck. I have been interested in reading it since I saw the movie a few years ago, and I consider this to be the perfect opportunity. The main pull to this book is the movie, which has been rented several times, bought, lost and eventually illegally downloaded by myself, all because it is my absolute favourite movie of all time.
Why? Lux Lisbon, the fourteen year old female protagonist, is possibly one of my favourite characters from any film. The parents of the Lisbon sisters strike charming similarities to my own parents. I love the idea of voyeurism and mystery that the movie revolves around. I can identify and relate to many of the instances in the story, as I expect many teenage girls living in suburbia can. I am a devout Sofia Coppola fan. While a lot of people disliked the movie because it failed to tie up loose ends, I loved it for that very reason.
I am excited to buy the book and start reading. I have heard very good reviews from bookish family members about this story and the talent of Jeffrey Eugenides. I also have heard that the book is short and sweet, giving me more opportunity to review it in it's entirety.