Welllllllllllllllllllllllllllll let's just say the jury is still out.
Edmund White's work is known for mixing fiction with factual elements of his own past. He's a famous and well received author who's novels include: A Boy's Own Story, Our Paris, and The Married Man among others. While I recognized his name, this is my first read of his, and I'm not happy.
I'm not stuipd, and have a fairly well developed vocabulary, but I don't like having to slog through a novel because the authors intent (or style) consists of using an eurodite vocabulary which would stump an ivy leauge snob. So far, about sixty-five pages in, this seems to be the case with Edmond White, and despite a fascinating story.......I may not finish this one.
So the jury is still out for me, regarding My Lives. I should like it. I WANT to like it, but it aint lookin good.