Monday, January 22, 2007

7. "The Beautiful and Damned" ~ F. Scott Fitzgerald

Anthony Patch meets a friend's cousin, Gloria, who dances "all over" during the American jazz craze. Eventually, they marry, then parry around New York City, waiting for Anthony's grandfather to die and begin a fat life with the inheritance.

Like most Fitzgerald novels, there is no happy-happy-joy-joy ending. Though the characters are glamorous, they all fall from grace, either socially or psychologically.

Still, a week after I've read this book, there is little I can recall. It went through me like a sieve.

2.0 out of 5.0 Pepperclears.

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