I’m currently reading Z: A Novel of Zelda Fitzgerald by Therese Anne Fowler. It’s a beautifully written book so far, as you can see from this excerpt from the first page.
December 20, 1940
The Love of the Last Tycoon is a great title for your novel. What does Max say? I’ve been thinking that maybe I’ll brave an airplane ride and come to see you for New Year’s. Wire me the money, if you can. Won’t we be quite the pair?—you with your bad heart, me with my bad head. Together, though, we might have something worthwhile. I’ll bring you some of those cheese biscuits you always loved, and you can read me what you’ve written so far. I know it’s going to be a wonderful novel, Scott, your best one yet.
This is short so I can send it before the post office closes today.
Write me soon.
If I could fit myself into this mail slot, here, I’d follow my letter all the way to Hollywood, all the way to Scott, right up to the door of our next future. We have always had a next one, after all, and there’s no good reason we shouldn’t start this one now. If only people could travel as easily as words. Wouldn’t that be something? If only we could be so easily revised.
Beautiful, don’t you think? Would this be a book you’d like to read?
Note: Quotes taken from an ARC – finished copy may be different.
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Oh, I would! I love this author…and Scott and Zelda are people I want to know more about.
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It’s a beautifully written book. I’m really enjoying it. 🙂
I adore this intro and have this one on my TBR list. Sounds great …enjoy.
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It is a lovely intro, isn’t it? It just pulls you in and makes you lose yourself in Zelda & Scott’s life.
I want to read this book–good writing style and extremely interesting characters.
Here’s what I chose for First Chapter this week: http://www.bookclublibrarian.com/2013/02/first-chapter-first-paragraph-tuesday_26.html
Believe it or not, it just gets better with each page!
This does sound lovely. Here’s Mine
Off to check it out 🙂
I would definitely keep reading, in fact I am going to search this one out. Thanks for sharing.
It’s slated to release in April if I’m not mistaken. I’d recommend pre-ordering it. Enjoy! 🙂
Sounds very interesting! Scott & Zelda are always an interesting subject.
It’s my first book on them and I’m loving it!
I would keep on reading!
Oh— I am completely intrigued by the history of Zelda and Scott. I can’t wait to hear more about this….
I’ll be sure to post a review once I’m done reading it 🙂
I’m intrigued! Off to Amazon to check it out – thanks MG!
This is from an advanced reader copy. The book’s slated for an April 2013 release. 🙂