Jan 11, 2015

Book 55: This Side of Paradise by F Scott Fitzgerald

This is not my first reading of This Side of Paradise, and I am sure it won't be my last.  However, of the 5 books Fitzgerald wrote (or started to write) this is my least favorite.  My favorite part is Babes In The Woods, but I like it better as a Short story read on its own.  Don't get me wrong, it is not a bad book, but just does not live up to my expectations of his work.

It is the book that made his famous.  It is the book that won the hand of Zelda.  It is a book that is semi-autobiographical.  And for those reasons it is worth reading.