- Mass Market Paperback: 480 pages
- Publisher: Vintage; Reissue edition (December 30, 2008)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0307454789
- ISBN-13: 978-0307454782
- Source: bought my own copy
I saw a whole other future. I can't stop seeing it.(April Wheeler)
When they grow tired of waiting, tired of each other, escaping to France seems like a perfect way to start over. An unplanned pregnancy disrupts the plan terminally. And as you wait to find out if they are leaving or not, you miss to see the hopelessness of their plan, and the vigor with which they cling to it doesn't allow you to accept any other possibility.
Hopeless emptiness. Now you've said it. Plenty of people are onto the emptiness, but it takes real guts to see the hopelessness. (J. Givings)
The end was so unpredictable that I found myself yelling at the book. Believe me, it was there all the time. But it just bowls you over when it actually happens.
It wasn't supposed to be like this.
Revolutionary Road is brutally honest and unbelievably realistic, but at the same time so easy to read. Yates presents a terribly painful story in a very simple, straightforward way. His writing is superb. Though set in the 50's, Revolutionary Road applies to every marriage I know--including my own. Emptiness, failed expectations and crushed dreams always hurt the same.
This could have so easily been me.