A truly enjoyable romantic plot, the kind that makes you sink into the story with empathic pleasure, is a seductive construct. From Cinderella to Bridget Jones's Diary we love to hear the one about the female underdog who attracts a higher class male and proves herself so appealing he finally begs her to marry him. Show More Summary
Literary novels like The Marriage Plot and Freedom that reach a broad a readership are rare cultural opportunities to create dialogue about the societies represented within, the people represented within, and the women represented within.
The Marriage Plot, written in an age where the meaning of marriage has diminished ambiguously, and where the novel is an obsolete art form, establishes for itself an impossible task: to surmount its own uselessness.
The Marriage Plot is entertaining but I was hoping for more substance in a novel that is being hailed as a literary classic in the making.
Here's a quick roundup of four of the biggest books of the fall and which ones are worth your time. THE MARRIAGE PLOT BY JEFFREY...