Saturday, January 22, 2011

Revolutionary Road

Revolutionary Road
Author: Richard Yates
Read by: Mark Bramhall
9 discs ( approx 11 hours)

In the hopeful 1950s, Frank and April Wheeler appear to be a model couple: bright, beautiful, talented, with two young children and a starter home in the suburbs.  Perhaps they married too young and started a family too early.  Maybe Frank's job is dull.  And April never saw herself as a housewife.  Yet they always lived on the assumption that greatness is only just around the corner.  But now that certaintly is about to crumble. 

Personal Notes: One word-Disappointed! Although I enjoy the drama in a good Lifetime movie-this movie was just depressing and dragged out.   I kept listening waiting for it to get better-expecting it to after the reviews of the back of the book and knowing that it had been made into a movie with Leonardo DiCaprio (who is usually in pretty good movies i think)  characters are not very likeable however and essentially what the book is is two people who got married when they shouldn't have and live out an unhappy marriage.

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