Title: The Crack-Up with Other Pieces and Stories
Author: F. Scott Fitzgerald
Page Count: 160
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.