Jan 5, 2012

Book Review: Peyton Place


 

This was a book that I had read when I was just a teenager and well it had stuck in my mind thru the years.  So when I was given a gift certificate for Yule, I just couldn't resist picking it back up.  And I am very happy to say that it is as good as my memory portrayed.

While this was quite the shocking book when it just came out as it deals with issues such as incest and abortion in today's world those are almost considered to be commonplace.  What really sets this book apart in my adult mind is Ms. Metalious' deft touch with her imagery.  And the way that her characters seem to step right off the pages. 

If this is a book that you have heard about and considered reading then I do recommend picking it up.  It is well worth the read.  I rate it a 4.2,

2 comments:

  1. Wasn't Peyton Place the name of an old soap opera on TV?

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  2. I don't know this book.
    You write your review so good

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