Tuesday, August 14, 2012

The Easter Parade by Richard Yates

The Easter Parade by Richard Yates
My rating: 3 of 5 stars

I must be on a dark dysfunctional streak with having just finished Sharp Objects and now to read The Easter Parade. This is the story of the Grime sisters Emma and Sarah, who live out their lives in very different ways.

The Easter Parade
 IMO, this is not Yates best work (check out Revolutionary Road) as the characters felt flat and had no heart. He does however capture that period in his masterful way. The middle portion seems weak but he finishes much stronger. Still, Yates can write and is so enjoyable, even with it being dark.

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