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  • Originally posted by voodoo_dolly View Post
    I did like that. She wasn't sure she really loved him till she found out he was the first man to ever best her. You know I read Tales From the Jazz Age before this and I loved the one about the wife devoted to her invalid husband even after his death. So sweet and sad.
    I really enjoyed The Diamond as Big as the Ritz and of course the curious case of benjamin button on tales from the jazz age but my favorite was probably May Day albeit it being a tad racist in the form of anti-semitic but overall tons of memorable quotes

    Alas! I have no more slippers! and alas! I have no more trinkets! May Heaven help me, for I know not what I shall do!
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    R.I.P.

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    • Originally posted by Freddy_Lives View Post
      I really enjoyed The Diamond as Big as the Ritz and of course the curious case of benjamin button on tales from the jazz age but my favorite was probably May Day albeit it being a tad racist in the form of anti-semitic but overall tons of memorable quotes

      Alas! I have no more slippers! and alas! I have no more trinkets! May Heaven help me, for I know not what I shall do!
      Oh yes I loved Benjamin Button and I had no idea he wrote that story until I read the book. Definitely could have been extended into a book of it's own.

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      • Originally posted by voodoo_dolly View Post
        Oh yes I loved Benjamin Button and I had no idea he wrote that story until I read the book. Definitely could have been extended into a book of it's own.
        I read it many many years ago and when I saw that the movie was coming out I went to the theater and left it thinking solid flick it was nice seeing it brought to the big screen.

        The millions of books Fitzgerald has sold some of his work is still under appreciated which is hard to believe.
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        R.I.P.

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        • Originally posted by Freddy_Lives View Post
          I read it many many years ago and when I saw that the movie was coming out I went to the theater and left it thinking solid flick it was nice seeing it brought to the big screen.

          The millions of books Fitzgerald has sold some of his work is still under appreciated which is hard to believe.
          I still haven't seen the movie but I've wanted to and I definitely will actively seek it out now that I've discovered who wrote the story. You know I bring up Fitzgerald among other great classic authors anytime people start gushing about Twilight or Fifty Shades of Grey. Pick up a real book for goodness sake and stop killing brain cells with this garbage! Modern literature is like modern architecture. It's simple, bland, and made to fulfill people's basic needs.

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          • Originally posted by voodoo_dolly View Post
            I still haven't seen the movie but I've wanted to and I definitely will actively seek it out now that I've discovered who wrote the story. You know I bring up Fitzgerald among other great classic authors anytime people start gushing about Twilight or Fifty Shades of Grey. Pick up a real book for goodness sake and stop killing brain cells with this garbage! Modern literature is like modern architecture. It's simple, bland, and made to fulfill people's basic needs.
            Throw Harry Potter in that disease as well !

            Normally I really love American Classic not so much on the English literature as I find it a bit boring such as the Bronte sisters but I agree with you 100% that today's standards of novels or short stories has drastically gone down hill but Fitzgerald was a modernist and brilliant at it along with Elliot,Frost,Gadda,Woolf,Faulkner the list goes on and on
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            R.I.P.

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            • Originally posted by Freddy_Lives View Post
              Throw Harry Potter in that disease as well !

              Normally I really love American Classic not so much on the English literature as I find it a bit boring such as the Bronte sisters but I agree with you 100% that today's standards of novels or short stories has drastically gone down hill but Fitzgerald was a modernist and brilliant at it along with Elliot,Frost,Gadda,Woolf,Faulkner the list goes on and on
              I saw a bunch of Woolf books at the last library book sale but I ran out of cash on a stack of other books I had picked out.

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              • Originally posted by voodoo_dolly View Post
                I saw a bunch of Woolf books at the last library book sale but I ran out of cash on a stack of other books I had picked out.
                You should really support your local library as I do from time to time :P granted I buy A TON of books I usually go to the library and check it out first.
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                R.I.P.

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                • One of my least favorite King movie adaptations, and the book, as I suspected, wasn't much better.

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                  • Originally posted by Mayday View Post
                    One of my least favorite King movie adaptations, and the book, as I suspected, wasn't much better.
                    I have yet to read that which is shocking since I call myself an avid Stephen King fan.


                    The movie didn't impress me either though.
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                    R.I.P.

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                    • 3rd book. Exhausting and epic.

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                      • Finished reading my 1st edition copy of Patriot Games for the 2nd time

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                        R.I.P.

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                        • The Big Bam: The Life and Times of Babe Ruth (by Leigh Montville)

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                            • Taking a break from the Wheel of Time series. It's brilliant but exhausting so I'm re-reading a bit lighter fantasy series I read back in high school.

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                              • Surprisingly wise, insightful, and hilariously funny.

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