Title: Revolutionary Road
Author: Richard Yates
Finished: February 20, 2010
Pages: 463
Published: 1961
Format: Paperback and audiobook

I may have made one mistake with this book, and that was watching the movie prior to reading – although it was quite awhile ago when I actually watched the movie.

Revolutionary Road is the story of a suburban family who share secret struggles from their friends and neighbors – their marriage isn’t perfect, their children cause constant stress on the relationship, and neither of them is satisfied. When April comes up with the idea of selling everything they own and moving away to try and solve their problems.

One the quite Revolutionary Road, no one knows what April and Frank Wheeler are thinking or doing. They seem like an ordinary 1960s family. But past transgressions and pressures have resurfaced and April is struggling to survive her perfect life.

It was a very interesting story and while long it was still a glimpse into the life of a family and what the time period may have been like. I vaguely remember the details of the movie but I still felt like there were many differences between the two. It also painted a picture of what Frank and April looked like having seen the movie.

I’m looking forward to re-watching the movie and comparing all over again.

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