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Yates's incisive, moving, and often very funny prose weaves a tale that is at once a fascinating period piece and a prescient anticipation of the way we live now. Many of the cultural motifs seem quaintly dated--the early-evening cocktails, Frank's illicit lunch breaks with his secretary, the way Frank isn't averse to knocking April around when she speaks out of turn--and yet the quiet desperation at thwarted dreams reverberates as much now as it did years ago. Like F. Scott Fitzgerald's The Great Gatsby, this novel conveys, with brilliant erudition, the exacting cost of chasing the American dream. --Jane Morris, Amazon.co.uk
Somewhat reminiscent of the movie "A River Runs Through" the book had very little in the way of a plot, seemed to have no conclusion and made for a dreary read. Read morePublished 24 days ago by Tor Noraas
Elaborate interesting stories about life, relationships, and other personal things that we feel but don't acknowledge, consciously or not. Easy read.Published 1 month ago by Oren Yomorta
For the author's beautiful and articulate writing, I give 5 stars, but for story, I cannot give but 3. Read morePublished 2 months ago by Blueeyedshook
DaVinCat Book Review: I went into this book with relatively low expectations, having seen the movie first and getting pretty bored by it. I should have known better! Read morePublished 3 months ago by Jenni C.
A good retelling of love and suburban life in the sixties, and the irony that life sometimes imposes.Published 3 months ago by Dorothy Baisden
There have been many novels written about american life during this time period... "American Pastoral" comes to mind. Read morePublished 3 months ago by john brueggeman
Revolutionary,Road is as bleak a novel about the mismatch between the hopes and dreams of youth, and the realities of maturity, as any I have read. Read morePublished 4 months ago by Lady Fancifull