“Revolutionary Road”

Here’s a book review of interest to all of us who grew up during the 1950s. The book is “Revolutionary Road,” by Richard Yates, and the review is over at Baroque In Hackney.

Here’s a quote from the review that rings true with me:

“Of course, it’s a tragedy. But it’s a nasty tragedy. It’s not a tragedy about the price of conformity, it’s more about the danger of imagining yourself better than everyone else. It’s the fifties turned inside out, and I found myself laughing out loud in inappropriate places, just for the joy of it.”

So many of us imagine ourselves as “better than everyone else.” The Tea Party leaps to my mind.   Continue reading