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December 26, 2008

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Sandra

I've always meant to read Yates. I think I'll start with this one.I prefer books to films. Thanks for the reminder

Dawn - She Is Too Fond Of Books

Our neighborhood book group read this a few months ago (we live on a Revolutionary Road, but the personalities don't seem to be anything like Yates portrays in his fictional CT town).

Our books didn't have reading guides, so I'll be forwarding your link to the group to re-visit it.

We've talked about going to the film as a group; sounds like a fun outing!

Kelly

I FINALLY got around to reading, For the Rest of Her Life, and it was great! I am so glad I won a copy, thanks!!!

karen

This was a book, that prior to it becoming a film, was difficult to find (at least for me). I had wanted to read it for years but when I went to Barnes and Noble there was never a copy on the shelf and our local library did not have it nor could I get it through inter library loan. I found it interesting that as soon as the book was made into a film with such well known actors, the book was then released with Winslet/DiCaprio on the front and then I found it at the library under new releases. Is it really a new release if it was originally written in 1961?
So, I am half way through reading it and I would say it is a great depiction of suburban life in the early 1960's. Yates is/was a great writer and the book is very good, although depressing, and I know it's not going to end happily. Reading this has made me evaluate my own life choices. Not so sure I want to see it on the big screen.

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