Reader Review by ssperry618
I was looking forward to reading this for months before publication. I really loved "Middlesex" and I can't begin to convey how truly disappointed I was in "The Marriage Plot". I had to force myself to pick it up over and over again. The story line plodded along, the prose was heavy and leaden, the plot line exhausting. I was unable to like or sympathize with the three mealy-mouthed, self-absorbed main characters. I kept hoping that if I kept at the 400 pages, that at some point, it would become worthwhile. It never did. What a waste of time.