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Tender Is the Night by F. Scott Fitzgerald
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Sep 05, 2010

really liked it
bookshelves: already-read

I have been a long-time fan of Gatsby and looked forward to my second foray into Fitzgerald. I was not disappointed. This book makes some powerful statements about facade, delusion, denial, and the reality of what occurs behind closed doors. Although it is not always easy to read a book that delves into the deterioration of a man's marriage, social standing, and spirit, it is still a fascinating look at the complexity of relationships, of power, paternalism, disappointment, and resentment. Gatsby is still one of my favorites, but I must admit that I think the characters in this book have more humanity to them--or maybe it's just that I was so much younger when I read Gatsby and it's now easier for me to identify with some of these themes.

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