18 Apr First, let’s get this out of the way: Exactly what was Jeffrey Eugenides trying to say ? “The Interestings,” the new novel by Meg Wolitzer, arrives. 24 Aug There is no doubt that Meg Wolitzer’s ninth novel, The Interestings, is the beneficiary of this new transgender fictional exchange. There is an. Remarkable With this book [Wolitzer] has surpassed herself.”—The New York Times Book Review “A victory The Interestings.
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In The Interestings, Wolitzer follows these characters from the height of youth through middle age, as their talents, fortunes, and degrees of satisfaction diverge. The only thing that bothered me about the book – truly bothered me – was it’s treatment of autism and autistic people.
And while this book was a mildly entertaining beach read, interestungs stops there.
I just didn’t believe that Jules could live in that bubble of longing for the heady days of what she thf during that summer of 15 for so long, without growing or changing.
Perhaps because I fear the fall from lofty heights will be harder to recover from than the soft bounce of relative obscurity. The ignorant hounding of Roger Scruton Douglas Murray. The 70s might as well be the 90s. Wolitzer is so repetitive that it wasn’t at all hard to figure out what I’d missed. But now, with all this extra space, she has written wlitzer that is more absorbing as it goes along.
We are experiencing technical difficulties. The author touched on a lot of meaningful themes that resonated with me. But I kept thinking it would get better. Each of their lives take a path no one could have foreseen. I think the New York Times was wrong: Wolitzer’s writing is deliciously complex. Short stories want to grow up to be this novel, other fictions glare in uneasy jealousy and epics long to be edited down to this page word perfect novel.
Her path from artsy teenager to middle-aged mother felt genuine, and while I didn’t agree with every choice she made, I was rooting for her the entire time. They come from privileged roots, and their NY apartment and cultured parents become a meeting place for the six friends during off-camp season. Trite language, horrible characters, an over-emphasis on the silly and the unimportant, and a boring plotline.
Another book with an ironic title. We’ll start with the main character, Julie, who became Jules in camp that summer. Line-by-line, she is such a good writer.
‘The Interestings,’ by Meg Wolitzer – The Washington Post
Artistically, she aims for a Lucille Ball comic timing, but her delivery promptly falls flat. But in my opinion, this is a masterpiece. Although there are many historically resonant moments, more than anything this is a book about character growth and development. Truly, Wolitzer is a master storyteller. Wolitzer is much better at conveying the sweep of time than she is at relating specifics. The Interestings – Meg Wolitzer – 5 stars 4 15 Jun 26, The book sounds like it is really good.
It is a literary masterpiece A first kiss, Jules had thought, was supposed to magnetize you to the other person; the magnet tthe the metal were meant to fuse and melt on contact into a sizzling brew of silver and red. And I could picture the Wolfs’ New York: Towards the end of the book Ethan asks her if she felt anything on seeing Goodman again.
The friendships endure and even prosper, but also underscore the differences in their fates, in what their talents have become and the shapes their lives have taken. Wolitzer is not a good writer on a sentence or paragraph level. That there are things that propel us; things ny that leave giant impressions in our lives. You wouldn’t believe how many people saw fit to tell me that this was an amazing book when they saw me reading it in public.
As Jules Jacobson, an aspiring comic actor, muses after countless unsuccessful auditions and one stinging putdown by intedestings bitchy acting teacher: Apr 09, Pages Buy. You will feel rage when one of the Interestings is hurt.
I thought this was such a meaningful point; adolescents are so bombarded with images of adults in glamorous and artistic ijterestings that I feel like it can almost feel like a failure when you find purpose doing something less special and less typically creative.
What happens to passion and ideals and dreams over time?