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User Review  - porch_reader - LibraryThing

Published in 1961, Revolutionary Road takes us inside the lives of Frank and April Wheeler, a couple who met in New York City, but now lives in the suburbs with their two children. Both Frank and ... Read full review

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User Review  - aine.fin - LibraryThing

Heart-breaking, atmospheric, full of truth and rawness. Enjoyed the film when it first came out and had been meaning to read for some time. Read very quickly over a day of travel which intensified the experience. Read full review

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User Review  - bibleblaster - LibraryThing

Fiction in the grand old tragic style. People with dreams, self-aware and aware of the compromises they "must" make, real dialogue, straighforward narrative...I loved this book! You can see where ... Read full review

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User Review  - kaylaraeintheway - LibraryThing

This book was infuriating, in the best possible way. Richard Yates wrote characters who are so self-absorbed and realistic that I wanted to reach onto the pages and give them all a smack. It truly is ... Read full review

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User Review  - browner56 - LibraryThing

I suspect that a lot of us, when we were still at an age when anything and everything seemed possible, had big dreams of what we would do with our lives. We may have even gone so far as to construct ... Read full review

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User Review  - ScribbleKey - LibraryThing

I fell in love with this book from the first page (second paragraph, I believe). The author has a gift of describing people's thoughts, and adding little disjointed bits of dialogue here and there ... Read full review

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User Review  - stillatim - LibraryThing

I haven't read the stories at the end yet, but the two novels kick ass. Specifically white, middle class, suburban ass. And they kick it until it bleeds and hurts and comes back for more. As I will. Read full review

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User Review  - sciobhan - LibraryThing

This is one of my all time favourite novels. It is such a raw, and honest piece of fiction that revolves around lies, inadequacy, the inability to be fulfilled, and judgement. It also has one of the ... Read full review

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User Review  - Ireadthereforeiam - LibraryThing

When I heard someone describe the film version of this book as "bleak and depressing", I had a hunch I'd like the book. I think of the things people consider bleak and depression as merely being ... Read full review

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User Review  - dmsteyn - LibraryThing

… I remember looking at you and thinking ‘God, if only he’d stop talking.’ Because everything you said was based on this great premise of ours that we’re somehow very special and superior to the ... Read full review


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