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review 2017-02-01 19:58
Revolutionary Road
Revolutionary Road (Audio) - Richard Yates,Mark Bramhall

I read Revolutionary Road for the first time last year and I was deeply impressed by it. It´s a harsh and devastating look on a dysfunctional marriage and on the lives of two people, who blame each other for their own shortcomings. If you are searching for a book that feels like a gut punch while reading it, you should definitely pick this one up.

 

After having listened to the audiobook, however, I have to change my rating from five to four stars, because the part in the middle (the whole "moving to Paris" part) has been to drawn out and some narratives of minor characters haven´t been that interesting as well.

 

The narration by Mark Bramell was pretty good, eventhough his narration of April was too whiney. I like to think that April is somewhat of a fierce character, who is perfectly able to give Frank the hardest time of his life (he certainly derserves that). The narration unfortunately didn´t give me that impression and I would urge you to either read the book and give April a voice of her own in your head or to watch the excellent movie adaption. Kate Winslet gives a sublime perfomance as April Wheeler.

 

 

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review 2016-07-02 13:29
Revolutionary Road - Quiles Luis

Me encanta. No considero que yo tenga mucha idea de arte, y lo cierto es que cuando miro sus dibujos, nunca acabo de comprender del todo lo que intenta transmitir, pero puedo quedarme mirándolos durante horas. Son impactantes y provocativos, y el trazo y los colores atraen mi atención como nunca otros lo hacen. Su estilo es muy característico y personal.

Ahí van algunas imágenes, de las "menos" controvertidas o polémicas, porque hay algunas que, madre mía, no sé si llamarlas violentas o pornográficas o ambas, pero seguro que hieren la sensibilidad de más de uno y son susceptibles de censura en ciertos lugares.











Se supone que esta es la versión original, en español, pero lo único que tiene de texto son los títulos de las imágenes y la descripción en la contraportada. Es una edición bastante universal.

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text 2016-05-21 19:13
Reading progress update: I've read 100%.
Revolutionary Road - Richard Yates

I´m pretty bummed out by the things that has happened in this novel and most of the characters are horrible, yet this book is absolutely fantastic. I will definitely read some more of Richard Yates´ other works.

And I have to watch the movie adaption of of this book. Leonardo DiCaprio and Kate Winslet are just the perfect choices for Frank and April Wheeler.

 

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text 2016-05-19 07:38
Time
Revolutionary Road - Richard Yates

 

Our ability to measure and apportion time affords an almost endless source of comfort.

"Synchronize watches at oh six hundred", says the infantry captain, and each of his huddled lieutenants finds a respite from fear in the act of bringing two tiny pointers into jeweled alignment while tons of heavy artillery go fluttering overhead: the prosaic, civilian-looking dial of the watch has restored, however briefly, an illusion of personal control. Good, it counsels, looking tidely up from the hairs and veins of each terribly vulnerable wrist; fine, so far, everything´s happening right on time.

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text 2016-05-16 20:38
Reading progress update: I've read 33%.
Revolutionary Road - Richard Yates

Frank and April Wheelers marriage is truly a dysfunctional one. So far the chapters are told through Franks perspective and he is, quite frankly, an idiot.

I´m curious if we are getting to know Aprils side of the story in the next part of the book. Not sure if she is a much nicer person than Frank, but I´m dying to know her thoughts about their marriage.

 

So far this book is a brilliant read.

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