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F. Scott Fitzgerald – The Crack-Up with Other Pieces and Stories | Review

Title: The Crack-Up with Other Pieces and Stories

Author: F. Scott Fitzgerald

Type: Fiction/Non-Fiction

Page Count: 160

Rating: 3.75/5

This one’s super cool because, as you can pretty much tell from the title, this little collection really has a bit of everything in it. It starts off with some essays and additional context and then from there it builds up with a couple of short stories.

One of those stories was Babylon Revisited, which I happen to have already read because it was the title story in F. Scott Fitzgerald’s Penguin Mini Modern Classics edition, and so I didn’t bother with a re-read even though it was pretty good.

As for the rest of it, it was marvellous, although I did particularly like the non-fiction stuff that it kicked off with. It’s probably not the best Fitzgerald book to start with (The Great Gatsby, anyone?), but still worth picking up.

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F. Scott Fitzgerald – Babylon Revisited | Review

Title: Babylon Revisited

Author: F. Scott Fitzgerald

Type: Fiction

Page Count/Review Word Count: 90

Rating: 4/5

 

F. Scott Fitzgerald - Babylon Revisited

F. Scott Fitzgerald – Babylon Revisited

 

This mini collection had three of F. Scott Fitzgerald’s short stories in it – the title story, as well as The Cut-Glass Bowl and The Lost Decade. I’ve read The Great Gatsby and I enjoyed it, but reading these made me realise I want to work my way through the rest of his books, too. If anything, I think his short stories might be better than his long-form fiction. Good stuff.

 

F. Scott Fitzgerald

F. Scott Fitzgerald

 

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