I was introduced to the book by Lip, a fellow member of the Attic Bookclub (not sure if its still alive...)...which he says is good. Now, Lip has always come across as a guy with taste...so when he recommended a book...you'll feel compelled (on my own accord, of course) to get the book.
[not sure if my memory fails me, Lip may have mentioned that he got the book from Kyan, another guy with distinctive taste).
Yeah, that's how I gotta know about the book. I've no idea what it is about....just purely due to the above recommendation...I got the book.
Well, that was in 2007. And Middlesex was sitting in my shelf until yesterday night. One thing that stopped me from reading it is because of the very tiny printings used. And in 2007, when my soul still belongs to my employer....where every so-called free moment felt like "stolen" .....where I cringed with guilt if I don't look at this evil thing called MYCLIENT, applying the teaching of AUDIT GUIDE and the FRSes.......anyway, those are the horrors of the past.
I've since left...the place where I've built friendships and made acquaintances with great people, amongst the horrors that had taken place. To another host, that had yet to show its true colors (I have been warned before I took the pledge to join them 2 mths ago).....Anyway, my new host allows me time to deal with things normal people do..........i.e indulge in their hobbies during their "free" time. I've since baked a tray a choc cheese brownies, which have received raved reviews from my colleagues (kudos to FBB) and yesterday night, I spotted Middlesex....in an obscure corner of my shelves.......
ITs about a descendent of these Greek immigrants, that had moved to America....yeah, all those mushy stuff how they get to Ellis Island, Statue of Liberty and etc.......yeah. But before you jump into conclusions, that this is another story of My Big Fat Greek Wedding...where loud Greek Ah Ma will shout across the living hall for the Ah Boy to get his ass in the house for dinner......its actually quite a good read so far (ok...to be honest, I'm currently at Pg 87, the book has 527 pages).
I'm at Chapter 2 (or the author called it Book Two) - it has 4 chapters. So far I've gathered that the story is about a hermaphrodite (go google it, if u dunno...) and how it all started. Well...imagine, writing a book about being a hermaphrodite?? Eugenides wrote the book, using Cal or Calliope as the Narrator. The hermaphrodite that will be telling me how it all started........i mean, its really from the very beginning ...when the mutated gene starts to run in the family.
Up to this point, I've only one thing to say.......the book is compelling....just like the introduction of its existence to my teeny small little world (i'm such a frog under the tempurung). I was first unable to resist having the book as my own, and now, I trying hard to resist the urge to finish off the whole thing..........
sigh......its such a pleasure to want to read again...to love doing it...to be free to do it......i feel liberated somehow.
- another senseless rambling by MH-