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Tender Is the Night by F. Scott Fitzgerald
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Aug 13, 2007

really liked it
Read in August, 2007

I think I liked this book better than Gatsby, probably because I didn't feel the need to slap the narrator every five minutes. Fitzgerald moves the narrative between the minds of three characters - a psychologist, his troubled wife, and a young actress. I adored how the characters altered and changed throughout the story, and all against the backdrop of 1920s decadence. There's a passage showing the movement of the wife's feelings from her engagement to the present - a brilliant, stream of consciousness paragraph that encompasses and explains all she is and all she's trying to be. Brilliant. Apparently he cribbed a bit from Zelda's lettes and diaries. I'd like to read something by her to see how much, because I have a feeling its her voice that I really loved.
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Ally The brand new group - Bright Young Things - is nominating books to read in January & Tender is the Night is among them. Its the perfect place to discuss your favourite books and authors from the early 20th Century, why not take a look...

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