Book Reviews of The Clothes They Stood Up In

The Clothes They Stood Up In
The Clothes They Stood Up In
Author: Alan Bennett
ISBN-13: 9780375503061
ISBN-10: 0375503064
Publication Date: 2001
Pages: 176
Rating:
  • Currently 4.1/5 Stars.
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4.1 stars, based on 7 ratings
Publisher: Random House
Book Type: Hardcover
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A very interesting little read, both in length and in the physical size of the book. I read it in one sitting and closed it thinking, "I don't believe I liked this." But, after thinking about it some more, I came to see the brilliance of the story.

Mr. and Mrs. Ransome come home from the opera to find their flat has been completely emptied. Completely, down to the toilet paper, mirrors, cans of soup...everything. What comes of this violation is a portrait of a loveless marriage, a wife's quest for independence, the futility of the accumulation of possessions, and how our quest for material goods can overshadow personal relationships.

Actually, now that I'm thinking about it some more, I may have to re-read the book to see what else I can find...
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I read this for a book club. It was a good book for discussion.