The Curious Case of Benjamin Button by F. Scott Fitzgerald. Full grown with a long, smoke-coloured beard, requiring the services of a cane and.
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The Young Desire It. Return to Thrush Green. The Family from One End Street. Battles at Thrush Green. Out of the Silence. Mum and Mr Armitage. The Curious Case of Benjamin Button. My Name is Michael Sibley. Tales from the Dead of Night: Thirteen Classic Ghost Stories. Death of a Unicorn. The Rector of Justin. Midsummer Night in the Workhouse. In This Our Life. The Persephone Book of Short Stories. His 13 Most Notable Short Stories: Walter de la Mare.
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Scott Fitzgerald published during his lifetime: The Greatest Short Stories of F. The Beauty of the Dead and Other Stories. The Further Adventures of Ebenezer Scrooge. For Want of a Nail. Tales of the Jazz Age. The Novels of F. How to write a great review. The review must be at least 50 characters long. The title should be at least 4 characters long. Your display name should be at least 2 characters long. At Kobo, we try to ensure that published reviews do not contain rude or profane language, spoilers, or any of our reviewer's personal information.
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You submitted the following rating and review. Anyway, I'm glad to have tried more of his work outwith an academic environment. At least now I can say definitively that I've given him a fair go and his style just isn't for me. View all 3 comments. Sep 02, Anisha Singh rated it it was amazing. A must read for all those who wish to write in future. He is a craftsman of words and his stories are a masterclass in the art of writing.
The stories reflect raw human emotions and despite having been written in a bygone era are relatable to this day. Aug 06, E. Jun 04, Phee rated it liked it. I liked this quite a bit. 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. 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. 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. 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.
Poor Benjamin's wife became completely useless to him as he became young and she became She became so useless that she just moved to Italy one day. I thought it was stra This was an interesting story and lacked the 'Forrest Gump' nature of the movie. I thought it was strange that his mind went backwards with his age.
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A lot of our general knowledge comes with experience, so I would feel regardless of whether he had aged to age 5 or not he would still retain some memory of that, but considering the fantastical nature of the story in general I'm probably thinking on that a little too much. Nov 07, Katharine Willard rated it liked it. I really really really like F Scott Fitzgerald as a writer but even so I didn't enjoy the plot lines as much as I could have. I don't know if it was because of the style or the era written in but the storylines were quite jumpy in parts and in others I had no idea what was going on.
The Curious Case of Benjamin Button was the most memorable but I'd heard a lot about it and seen the film - just as weird in short story format. I enjoyed the time these were written in, Fitzgerald didn't even have to I really really really like F Scott Fitzgerald as a writer but even so I didn't enjoy the plot lines as much as I could have.
The Curious Case of Benjamin Button, And Six Other Stories by F. Scott Fitzgerald
I enjoyed the time these were written in, Fitzgerald didn't even have to state it for me to know it was all based in the twenties to forties. Tender is the Night is still my fave Fitzgerald book, but this was interesting. Jan 07, Clarissa rated it liked it Shelves: The Great Gatsby was dismal, and shallow but some of F Scott Fitzgerald's prose was quite poetic so i decided to give his writing another chance.
Upon reflection, i don't think i'll ever love any of his writing as it really doesn't resonate with me at all.
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Too shallow, superficial, and far too concerned with high society. I really want to like Fitzgerald as the era The Great Gatsby was dismal, and shallow but some of F Scott Fitzgerald's prose was quite poetic so i decided to give his writing another chance. I really want to like Fitzgerald as the era he writes about is what i'm interested in but so far i've pretty much loathed him. Apr 02, Bruce Henricksen rated it it was ok. Fitzgerald wrote many potboilers,books whose main purpose was just to put food and wine on his table.
You'll find a few of them here--the silly, fairytale premise of a man living backwards in time drags itself out in the title story of this collection. Martin Amis made a much more meaningful novel out of this premise in The Arrow of Time. Aug 10, Sean rated it really liked it.
The other stories seemed almost interchangeable and almost knocked this down to a three, but the three that I liked had so much enjoyment per page that I would highly recommend them to people.
The Four Fists in particular did a great job of making me genuinely like a character that in many ways was very dislikable. Sin dudas es una de mis historias favoritas. I didn't enjoy any of these short stories which was kind of a let down because "The Great Gatsby" is one of my all time favourites. Maybe I'm just a whole novel kind of person. Jan 24, Lynn rated it did not like it Shelves: Apr 26, Shaymar rated it liked it Shelves: May 18, Suhair rated it it was amazing.
The most creative book I've ever read. May 27, Rebekah rated it really liked it Shelves: I had no idea Fitzgerald wrote this. The book is a compilation of six other short stories, which I found equally enjoyable. The author has a gift for concise stories. He packs a lot in a short tale. Fitzgerald is a master at evoking moods - giving the ambience of his era — and bringing his characters to life. He regularly uses metaphors in his descriptions, creating a more vivid picture. He has an unusual way of using adjectives, but he is known for his figurative language.
The theme of his stories held enough fascination to rouse my curiosity to see how they concluded.
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I thoroughly enjoyed the book.