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F. Scott Fitzgerald – Bernice Bobs Her Hair | Review

Title: Bernice Bobs Her Hair

Author: F. Scott Fitzgerald

Type: Fiction

Page Count: 176

Rating: 3.75/5

This little collection brings together a bunch of different F. Scott Fitzgerald stories together, including of course the titular story here. It’s fun and Fitzgerald has a stunning writing style that makes it easy to fall in love with his work.

This goes hand in hand with another one of Fitzgerald’s books that I can’t remember now, although I actually think that the other one was the better of the two. Either way, when you couple them together, they pretty much collect together all of Fitzgerald’s short stories.

It’s fun because I got into Fitzgerald through The Great Gatsby, but I kind of feel as though his short stories are better. They certainly allow him to explore more themes, and that can only be a good thing. There’s just something about his work that feels comforting to me, even though it is a little dated from time to time. He’s definitely worth reading.

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Aldous Huxley – Mortal Coils | Review

Title: Mortal Coils

Author: Aldous Huxley

Type: Fiction

Page Count: 144

Rating: 3.75/5

This little Penguin is a collection of five of Aldous Huxley’s short stories, and that made it a fascinating read for me because I’ve only ever read his iconic non-fiction before. It turns out that he’s just as good at writing fiction as he is as writing non-fiction.

What’s interesting here is that it’s not just short stories. In fact, the second piece in here is a short play, and I actually think that was my favourite of the lot. But honestly, all of the pieces here were worth reading, and I have to say I’m excited to read more of Huxley’s work, especially if it comes in these stunning Penguin editions.

This is definitely one I’d recommend, partly because it’s so easy to get through.

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