Tag Archives: F Scott Fitzgerald

Mystery Monday Meme: Camino Island by John Grisham

Today’s mystery is Camino Island by John Grisham, a complicated look at the underground buying and selling of stolen first editions and manuscripts.  It begins with the theft of 5 priceless F. Scott Fitzgerald manuscripts from Princeton University’s Firestone Library … Continue reading

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Favourite Novels

This morning I received a book list from my librarian friend, Joanne.  It’s one of those things going around the net — your 10 favourite books of all time, send to 10 friends, send a copy to the person who … Continue reading

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Comfort Zone Reading

I’m on the road this week so I’m reading in my extreme comfort zone.  I’m now about halfway through the medieval mystery The Hand Of Justice by Susanna Gregory.  I’ve read about a dozen in this Brother Matthew Bartholomew series.  I … Continue reading

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Tender is the Night

Well, I finally finished reading F. Scott Fitzgerald’s Tender is the Night.  The edition I have is a Penguin Modern Classics and it begins with an introduction and notes by Richard Godden, a professor of American Literature at the University … Continue reading

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Call Me Zelda

After reading Z: a Zelda Fitzgerald Novel, I was prompted to look for more information about the wife of F. Scott Fitzgerald.  I have purchased a collection of her writings and a novel about Zelda’s stay first at Phipps Psychiatric … Continue reading

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Classics: The Great Gatsby

Now that I am retired and have more time to read books for myself, I’m trying to catch up on many classics that I have missed out on.  I got into the recent novel about Zelda Fitzgerald, Z, and that … Continue reading

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Durrell’s Corfu

Sam Jordison of The Guardian chose Lawrence Durrell’s The Alexandria Quartet: Justine, Balthazar, Mountolive, Clea for his Reading Club in March because Feb. was the centenary of Durrell’s birth (but also the month for a Dickens’ celebration so March seemed … Continue reading

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