The Virgin Suicides

The Virgin Suicides

Fiction & Poetry, Modern & Contemporary Fiction
Paperback Published on: 13/05/2021
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Bookseller Reviews

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The Virgin Suicides
Little masterpuece
I can't believe people have given this book low ratings. Yes questions are un answered but often the best books have that trait. This was based on real eve... READ MORE
Ysemay Frampton
The Virgin Suicides
Interesting, and sometimes disturbing, but it forces you to think
This book follows the suicides of 6 sisters in a suburban town, told through the perspective of the neighbourhood boys who are mystified by them. The narra... READ MORE
Myah Rose
The Virgin Suicides
True cult classic
Eugenides has that rare gift - genuine originality in his writing style. This novel was highly ambitious and a lesser writer might have missed the mark, bu... READ MORE
Rachel Carr

Synopsis

Introducing the Collins Modern Classics, a series featuring some of the most significant books of recent times, books that shed light on the human experience – classics which will endure for generations to come.That girl didn’t want to die. She just wanted out of that house. She wanted out of that decorating scheme.The five Lisbon sisters – beautiful, eccentric and, now, gone – had always been a point of obsession for the entire neighbourhood.Although the boys that once loved them from afar have grown up, they remain determined to understand a tragedy that has defied explanation. The question persists – why did all five of the Lisbon girls take their own lives?This lyrical and timeless tale of sex and suicide that transforms and mythologizes suburban middle-American life announced the arrival of one of the greatest American novelists of the last thirty years.‘A flare from my own secret world, all the inchoate longings and obsessions of being a teenager somehow rendered into book form’ Emma Cline, author of The Girls

  • Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
  • ISBN: 9780008485160
  • Number of pages: 256
  • Weight: 230g
  • Dimensions: 198 x 129 x 20 mm

Customer Reviews

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The Virgin Suicides
An intriguing read
TW: suicide (please check for other triggers too)This modern classic follows the story of the girls in the Lisbon family who completed suicide in suburban ... READ MORE
this_girlreads
The Virgin Suicides
Love it
One of the best books ever imo, the way it perfectly encapsulates the way that boys look at girls their age and how their warped view of reality can twist ... READ MORE
olivia gray
The Virgin Suicides
No
I DNF it It’s was horrible, I got 20% in, and I don’t DNF books unless for good reason.
Ruby
The Virgin Suicides
Absolute genius
I never thought I’d enjoy a book written through the male gaze so much, I’ve never been so annoyed yet intrigued through the choice of narrrator. Left me s... READ MORE
Amy Mm
The Virgin Suicides
Underwhelming and overhyped
I found myself enjoying the beginning of this book. It was mysterious and odd and a great set up for a great book. But such a large chunk in the middle of ... READ MORE
Erin Griffin
The Virgin Suicides
Favourite!!
One of the most beautifully written booked I’ve ever read, gripping and heartbreaking. A must read for any young girl, so relatable it hurts.
Maisy Hickman
The Virgin Suicides
Worth the read
I like the idea of the perspective being from the boys that don't understand them- this is what intrigued me at the beginning-but in the middle of the book... READ MORE
Darc Pr
The Virgin Suicides
worth a read
The narrative is the best part of this book. Although at times disturbing and distorted, it was clear to the reader that this story was being told complete... READ MORE
Elysia Tatlock
The Virgin Suicides
Frustrating
To me, this book suffers due to its pacing. Nothing happens for (seemingly) ages and then the interesting stuff happens in 10 pages. Personally, the narra... READ MORE
ConsciousCrow