Revolutionary Road

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I’m usually not crazy about soap opera kinds of novels but Richard Yates had a style of writing that was (is) so lyrical that I found this audio book a lot of fun.  Yates has a way with words like no other.  He makes the mundane interesting and the melodramatic entertaining.  And he’s captured the time period so perfectly that as you listen you can almost smell the streets of New York and feel the spring breeze as it blows up Revolutionary Hill.  I haven’t seen the film yet but I’m convinced it won’t be on par with the writing.  It can’t be. His characters are so well mapped that their stereotypes survive to this day in so many of our popular television shows – Mad Men being one.

I strongly recommend this Audio Book.

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