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This Side of Paradise

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 7, 2014

    Nice book

    Most of the characters in this book are not likable at all, and sometimes I felt no need to finish the book. But not being able to put the it down, I found myself completely intreched in the story and I was really enjoying it. It follows a self-obsorbed boy named Amory from his childhood to his adulthood, and shows how he starts to think of others than himself. Although towards the end, I started to feel that the author wrote the book just to promote atheism and socialism.

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    Posted May 30, 2012

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 30, 2006

    Immaturely Written

    This Side of Paradise was Fitzgerald's first book, and it clearly shows. He seems unable to capture human emotions realistically. When he does, Fitzgerald is melodramatic. The ending is rushed, and does not fit with the rest of the book. Amory seems to have some revelation about his life, though there is nothing in the previous chapters that would contribute to this revelation. Fitzgerald merely tries to make sense of a nonsensical book. I read this for a high school class, and found it not quite up to par with some of his other works, such as The Beautiful and The Damned, The Great Gatsby, or even Tender is the Night

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