Review: Revolutionary Road

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From the moment of its publication in 1961, REVOLUTIONARY ROAD was hailed as a masterpiece of realistic fiction and as the most evocative portrayal of the opulent desolation of the American suburbs. It's the story of Frank and April Wheeler, a bright, beautiful, and talented couple who have lived on the assumption that greatness is only just around the corner. With heartbreaking compassion and ... Read full review

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I have never read a more beautiful book. Yes, the story is depressing, and even gruesome at times, but for me, the book is not about the story as much as about how the story is told. And the story is told so magnificently and beautifully. My favorite thing about this book is that it is told from many points of view. Yates' choices regarding from whose point of view certain parts of the story are told are absolutely brilliant. Also, the imagery is just amazing. Yates is incredible.  

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