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Peyton Place by Grace Metalious
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Aug 23, 09

Read in August, 2009

I like this book very much. Grace Metalious was way ahead of her time when she wrote Peyton Place. I felt I was reading a contemporary novel not a work of fiction written during the 1950's. I can see why society at that time was not ready for this book. Peyton Place revealed too much. All of the evils of society normally swept under the rug are confronted in this important book. Metalious was a woman of remarkable courage and insight. I think this book has been mislabeled and not seen for the fine piece of work it really is. I also liked the movie made from the book, actually was suprised at the quality of it. However, I feel the television series was not as favorable to the book. Sadly, I didn't read Peyton Place for years because of its link with the tv soap opera.
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