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The curious case of Benjamin Button and six other stories
Ships from the UK. Former Library book. Your purchase also supports literacy charities. Show all copies. Some of the stories were much better than others. The others were a little difficult to get into at by the time they held my interest they were over. It was in enjoyable however and I look forward to reading the rest of Fitzgerald's novels. I will say that I think his stories are definitely influenced by his personal life. Those that are familiar with his life story will probably make the sa I liked this quite a bit. Those that are familiar with his life story will probably make the same conclusions.
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May 01, Helen Felgate rated it really liked it. Until reading this compilation I had no idea that F. Scott Fitzgerald had made his living chiefly by writing short stories rather than from his novels which varied in their success. All the stories were beautifully crafted, leaving one with vivid images.
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Fitzgerald imprints his own character on each tale particularly his dread of a dull and conforming existence. The stories made me want to research Fitzgerald's own life which was like many of the characters in his stories a somewhat wasted one, Until reading this compilation I had no idea that F. The stories made me want to research Fitzgerald's own life which was like many of the characters in his stories a somewhat wasted one, fuelled by too much alcohol and sadly all too brief. Oct 17, Nin rated it liked it. Scott Fitzgerald is just not doing anything for me, there are some interesting ideas and in a short story there is a good amount of plot weaving, however, the writing varies between a high standard and just plain lazy.
For some pages Fitzgerald has my attention then he loses me for the next few pages and on top of this I very much dislike the 'and fast forward 30 years' technique he employs in many of the stories. I also do not appreciate his casual racism, I know there is a different social F. I also do not appreciate his casual racism, I know there is a different social context but I would like to know the authors I read were intelligent enough to know even at their time that this was wrong.
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I believe there are some observations on human nature but on reading a few of his works it pretty much boils down to centering on a New York affluent circle, extramarital affairs and all the characters lives linking up in the end. All in all F. Scott Fitzgerald is just a bit below average. Oct 27, Lindsi rated it liked it.
May 17, Elin rated it it was amazing Shelves: I had no idea that Fitzgerald was such an amazing short story writer. If you haven't read anything of Scott Fitzgerald before I truly recommend you to pick this book up. Oct 22, Inderjit Sanghera rated it it was amazing. Yet the books are also very funny and also, strangely enough, a lot more positive and happy and I remember them, still I am unable to shake off the feeling of sadness which seems to emanate from them.
But still, all of the stories I read were truly wonderful, Fitzgerald was a masterful short story teller, one of the best and it is a shame that his short stories are not held in a higher regard. Mar 05, Ting Tong rated it liked it. I was slightly disappointed to learn it was actually a short story and nothing like the film. I think the short story is incredibly difficult to achieve a successful story with, as usually it feels rushed and as if, as a reader, you cannot be fully immersed in the plot or fully get to know the characters.
That said, after I had read the stories and put the book down intermittently, I did find the imagery I ha After watching the film I was interested to read 'The Curious Case of Benjamin Button'. That said, after I had read the stories and put the book down intermittently, I did find the imagery I had constructed in my mind reoccur unexpectedly, which prompted me to think about the stories once again. Therefore on a subconscious level they have affected me in some way; this is always the indication of successful writing.
What is more the characters feel very familiar to me and are very vivid in my mind. I think I'd like to read a novel by Fitzgerald as I think I would enjoy that much more out of the constraints which a short-story imposes on writing style. May 26, Joshua Gross rated it really liked it. This was an interesting story and lacked the 'Forrest Gump' nature of the movie.
Simple story of a man who was born old in both body and mind and steadily grew younger throughout his lifetime. It was an interesting look at how women lost all value as they aged and how people regard others depending on how old they appear. Feedback If you need help or have a question for Customer Service, contact us. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. Finished it in one sitting. Enjoyed the ending immensely! This story is not contained in the other two Fitzgerald short story anthologies which I own.
I've read most of what Fitzgerald wrote and I think this is one of his best stories. Given the chance we must riot!
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