Jessica's Reviews > Babylon Revisited

Babylon Revisited by F. Scott Fitzgerald
Rate this book
Clear rating

's review
May 15, 2011

liked it
bookshelves: american-literature, short-stories
Read from May 20 to 21, 2011 — I own a copy , read count: 1

I picked this one up six or seven times without mananging to get past the first five pages. After three months of this, I finally read it.

Babylon Revisited contains three short stories: Babylon Revisited, The Cut-Glass Bowl, and The Lost Decade. The first one was, unfortunately, the one that I connected with the least. The Cut-Glass Bowl is excellent, and The Lost Decade has a nice little twist at the end.

In some ways it surprised me, and in some it was exactly what I was expecting. It was much more moving than I had thought it would be, and the extent to which the characters were real to me was unexpected.

I can't say this will be straight to the top of my favourites list. However, The Cut-Glass Bowl is a powerful account of marriage and money and reminds me of Kate Chopin's The Awakening. It, and The Lost Decade, are certainly worth another read.

Sign into Goodreads to see if any of your friends have read Babylon Revisited.
Sign In »

No comments have been added yet.