Sunday, March 04, 2007

18. "Revolutionary Road" ~ Richard Yates


Happy suburbanites Frank and April Wheeler pretend to buck conformity and plan on leaving their 1950s life of safety and security for an unknown adventure in Paris. Or Europe. Someplace. Just anywhere but there, where lawns must be mowed perfectly and friends dance with each other's wives.

Not. Gonna. Happen. Of course. Or there would be no point to this tale.

Though there are some similarities to An American Tragedy, this book is much cleaner, its language like vodka instead of moonshine.

But this isn't a challenged/banned book? Whuut? I am confused by the definition, then, of what is needed to be considered a challenged/banned book.

Lovely work, amazing imagery. It's the first one I've truly liked in a while, and that feels good.

4.5 out of 5.0 Resolution Martinis.

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