Category: F. Scott Fitzgerald

Thoughts on 3 Classics

This year, I am hosting a “Classic Book-A-Month Club,” hosted on Goodreads. So far, we have read: Little Women by Louisa May Alcott; the Oedipus Cycle (Oedipus the King, Oedipus at Colonus, and Antigone) by Sophocles; The House of Mirth by Edith Wharton; Tender is the Night by F. Scott Fitzgerald; and A Raisin…

Review: The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald

The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald Final Verdict: 4.0 out of 4.0 YTD: 37 Plot/Story: 4 – Plot/Story is interesting/believable and impactful (socially, academically, etc.) Nick Carraway, our “honest” narrator, is a small-town, Midwestern boy who once spent some time in New York…

Review: Save Me the Waltz by Zelda Fitzgerald

Save  Me the Waltz by Zelda Fitzgerald Final Verdict: 3.5 out of 4.0 YTD: 16 Plot/Story: 3 – Plot/Story is interesting & believable. Zelda Sayre Fitzgerald was the troubled wife of F. Scott Fitzgerald, one of the most famous American writers of all-time.  Save…

Review: This Side of Paradise by F. Scott Fitzgerald

This Side of Paradise by F. Scott Fitzgerald Final Verdict: 3.0 out of 4.0 YTD: 46 Plot/Story: 3 – Plot/Story is interesting & believable. This Side of Paradise is Fitzgerald’s first published work, and it shows.  It comes across as a sort of announcement…

Review: The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald

I have finally found the time to re-read this novel, and I’m glad. I still don’t believe it is Fitzgerald’s best work (I give that nod to Tender is the Night) but it’s much better than I originally gave it credit for. I was…

Reviews: The Earlies, Part 5

Gentelmen Prefer Blondes by Anita Loos Very funny but also very serious. A lot of social commentary. The Age of Innocence by Edith Wharton This Pulitzer Prize winning book by Edith Wharton is, well, prize-winning. Wharton asserts herself as America’s Jane Austen – witty,…

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