"Book lovers never go to bed alone"
I’ve just discovered Richard Yates (thanks to the recently released movie) and can’t believe I haven’t heard of this brilliant writer before. So thank you Hollywood!!! The novel is about middle class America in the 1950’s and focuses in on Frank and April Wheeler a young couple trying to work out what direction they want their lives to take. Not content with a mind-numbing, mediocre existence in the suburbs they hatch a plan to escape to Europe to fulfil their dreams. But the couple are headed for a free fall when it becomes clear that running away will not solve their problems. I loved this book so much I am now onto my third book of his in a row. Yate’s writing is effortless and his characters are so real they could be living next door (or even in your own house!). I can’t recommend this book enough in fact people I going to get sick of me raving on about it!