Now that powells just blogged that they have an Advanced Reader’s copy of the upcoming Jeffrey Eugenides book, I have to share this moment of excitement, terror, and embarrassingly potent anticipation. Could this possibly be as good as The Virgin Suicides? I’ve read and reread his debut novel with a kind of obsessive/nerdly vigour, half hoping to copy his best work, half fearful of his skills. Now I’ve poured over the excerpt of this new novel, I’m trying hard to curb my expectations.
You can read the excerpt at The Millions.