Friday, January 10, 2014

Z: A Novel of Zelda FitzgeraldZ: A Novel of Zelda Fitzgerald by Therese Anne Fowler
My rating: 4 of 5 stars
Genre: Historical Fiction

After hearing so much buzz about Z I wanted to read it but I kept putting it off but then on a recent trip to the library there it was ripe for the picking and I couldn't tell myself "I will read it soon" anymore. I don't know if I over anticipated it or what because I thought this was going to be one of those reads that you finish in one sitting whilst consuming large amounts of junk food but it wasn't, at least not for me, I mean I really liked the book I just didn't fall in love with it like I thought I would. I hope this does not deter any of you from reading Z because I did thoroughly enjoy it, here are some of the things I loved: 1.)Scott and Zelda before fame and fortune, I envy all the wonderful places they visited and got to live though but they paid such a high price for it; 2.) that Zelda was a writer to and even though Scott was such a famous writer she didn't let that intimidate her into stopping; 3.) Scottie, I'm glad we got to hear about the parent side of Zelda and Scott and not just about their social/working lives. Things I hated: 1.) Ernest Hemingway; 2.) that Scott placed most of the blame on Zelda for just about everything; 3.) that Zelda mentally suffered so at the end of her life.

Recommended for: Historical fiction lovers (particularly those that are interested in the jazz age), anyone looking for a tale of love and hate.

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