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This is a masterpiece as are most of Richard Yates' oeuvre. I have not yet finished it as I only read in bed,but what I have read gives me food for thought about the relative... Read morePublished 6 days ago by Mrs. M. E. Ainsworth
I don't read much, but I really enjoyed this book. read it before the film was made.Published 7 days ago by M. W. Thompson
I can't believe this master was out of print when he died. So truthful, so real. genius.Published 9 days ago by Aux
Excellent read. Good structure. Characters well drawn. Realistic dialogue. Fine critique of 50s middle class society, its aspirations and shortcomings.Published 11 days ago by J B.
READ THIS BOOK MANY YEARS AGO, AND WAS EXCITED TO READ IT AGAIN. LOVED IT JUST AS MUCH.
SAW THE FILM, BUT YOU CAN'T BEAT THE BOOK.
Excellent book! There's little more to be said other than the fact that this is a great read. I ordered this as a book I was considering studying as part of my A-Level course and I... Read morePublished 1 month ago by Karinna
I loved the film and thought even more of the book as it gives a transparent insight into the minds of April and Frank. Read morePublished 2 months ago by Michael Douglas
Richard Yates sure had it in for suburbia, and its absurd moral and cultural emptiness for some is captured and conveyed brilliantly in this novel. Read morePublished 2 months ago by Mike Collins