Thursday, March 11, 2010

Seven best fiction books about WASPs

Tad Friend, author of Cheerful Money, named a "7 Best Novels About WASPs" list for Flashlight Worthy.

One book on the list:
Revolutionary Road
by Richard Yates

About the bleakest book you'll ever read, yet its bleakness is vivid and hypnotic. Wasps playacting and posing in the mirror to see how they stack up against their own dreams (not well). The first great novel about misery in the suburbs, and a template for the TV show "Mad Men."
Read about another novel on the list.

Revolutionary Road also appears on Laura Dave's list of books that improve on re-reading.

--Marshal Zeringue