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Flappers and Philosophers by F. Scott Fitzgerald
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An interesting look at early Fitzgerald, especially at how he developed as a writer. With stories such as Dalyrimple Goes Wrong, there are clear links to The Great Gatsby for instance.
He has a great ability to describe with great detail and wit without (generally) loosing the reader. He is also able to imbue small, what would to other authors be insignificant, objects or actions with enough interest as to keep suspense throughout the short story.
At times the prose or action is boring and the endings predictable. There are also racial and gender issues, though the context should be taken into consideration.
A must read for any who like Fitzgerald and a great collection to read, perhaps not all at once, but when you are in the mood for a poignantly written look at wealth and society and relationships and disillusionment and witty entertainment or to be taken back to what was a small but spectacular time in recent American history.
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Reading Progress

May 8, 2018 – Started Reading
May 15, 2018 – Shelved
May 17, 2018 – Finished Reading

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