Wrapping up & moving on
March 30th, 2012 | 1 comment »
Book endings. Sometimes we love them, sometimes we hate them, sometimes we want more, and sometimes we’re just happy to be finished (ahem, Moby-Dick!). Although Lauren and I both *loved* the ending of The Marriage Plot, believing it to be one of the best we’ve ever read in both literary execution and reader satisfaction, others have been critical. What did you think? Did Madeleine do all she could have and should have to locate Leonard? Did Mitchell’s epiphany surprise you? Did the ending allow the characters to finally move on from college into true adulthood? Tell us what you loved, hated or might have changed!
We hope you enjoyed The Marriage Plot, and if so, encourage you to listen to the author interview (last link on this page) to know more of what Jeffrey Eugenides was thinking (and how to pronounce his name).
And please plan to join us for April’s discussion of The Disappearing Spoon!