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Peachtree Road is a guilty pleasure. It was the first Siddons novel that I read and I think it was her best, though I admit I probably feel that way because I live in Atlanta and am familiar with her geographical and historical references. This novel satisfied my requirements for a true "beach Read." The story quickly drew me in and I wanted to read until I was finished. It was interesting and I cared about the characters, but I didn't have to think too hard. A great story.
I cannot tell whether or not I liked this book, because I saw the movie first, which makes it a lot less enjoyable to read knowing the entire plot. Aside from that, it was very well written and the characters were nicely developed. I have heard the main character, Barbar Covett, compared to Humbert in Lolita, and I would have to strongly agree. It is fascinating to see the way Barbara tries to make her "victim", and all the other people she encounters, seem stupid and lowly, therefore making her seem much more reasonable. Very well done.
Holy crap, did I hate this book.