2016/06/06

BOOK REVIEW:
THE DIAMOND AS BIG AS THE RITZ BY F. SCOTT FITZGERALD

Title: The Diamond as Big as the Ritz
Author: F. Scott Fitzgerald
Published: 1922
Language: English
Pages: 80
Rating: 3/5


Summary:
In this short story, a young man accompanies his friend to his insanely rich and fabulous home for the summer, but soon discovers not everything is as perfect as it seems...


Review:
There are some things which you can almost always expect from Fitzgerald; a young, posh protagonist, lushios places, glamour and galore... and this does have that, but it also has a darkness to it that I found a bit surprising.

This is a sort of dark fairytale of sorts, one I found wholly entertaining. It is a bit ridiculous in points, but overall, it was very enjoyable. It does have a lot of slaves in it, which is quite disturbing, and character development is perhaps not at its best.

Overall though, I must say I quite liked this. I would recommend it if you want to try some Fitzgerald, or if you already like his style of writing.

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