Revolutionary Road – Richard Yates

Well I finished and my thoughts are in a bit of a muddle. My first thought was that I hated the ended (and that only a man could come up with that ending). However, I’ve left it to simmer in my mind for a bit before deciding definitely if I liked it or not.

I thought Frank’s interior thoughts were brilliantly written (it is unusual for me to read a book with a – predominately – male point of view) and it was worth reading simply for the portrayal of the Wheeler’s relationship – such an earnest young couple.

Having written that I still found the ending too disturbing to recommend this novel to anyone.

I really bought this novel because I was keen to see the movie – I probably won’t see the movie now.

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Next up The Secret Scriptures by Sebastian Barry.

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