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I like reading books about war dogs, shipwrecks, and lady aviators.

Currently reading

The Rainbow Comes and Goes: A Mother and Son On Life, Love, and Loss
Gloria Vanderbilt, Anderson Cooper
This Side of Paradise - F. Scott Fitzgerald

I'm surprised this story rocketed Fitzgerald to success, because there's nothing in it to like. Sorry, was I meant to care about lazy and cruel Amory Blaine?? Nope.


Given that this is a semi-autobiographical novel, it's not surprising that the whole thing sounded just like the selfish, empty blatherings I heard from MFA guys in bars. 


Mostly, I'm disappointed that such a beautiful title was slapped on such a trial of a story.