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.