Book Reviews of This Side of Paradise

This Side of Paradise
This Side of Paradise
Author: F. Scott Fitzgerald
ISBN-13: 9780684174686
ISBN-10: 0684174685
Publication Date: 1/1/1982
Pages: 282
Rating:
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5 stars, based on 1 rating
Publisher: Charles Scribner's Sons
Book Type: Board book
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Helpful Score: 3
Maybe a tad slow going, but by and large, you'll fall in love with Amory. If you stick with this one, I promise it's worth it -- the last 50 pages fly by and will endear this character to you beyond all others. Probably the most stunning part is that this is Fitzgerald's first novel - and semi-autobiographical.
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Very typical Fitzgerald...a really quick read.
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It may be a function of my current mood, but this book just didn't grab me. On a page by page basis, the writing is good and I could get caught up in it for a bit. When I was halfway through and didn't care enough about what happened to keep reading, I had to conclude that I just didn't like the book all that much.
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This book is paperback.
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I am an avid lover of F. Scott Fitzgerald, but this book didn't do it for me. It just seemed to go on and on and on about nothing in particular. I loved Great Gatsby, Tender is the Night and Beautiful and the Damned.
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The story of Amory Blaine--from prep school to Princeton, from his moral education to his sexual awakening--it follows this young "romantic egotist" to the beginning of his quest for a great destiny.
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The only Fitgerald book I've read, I found his writing lyrical and impressive. He wrote the kind of sentences that you repeat to your friends.