The Beautiful and the Damned by Scott Fitzgerald

Two young, immature, wealthy and unemployed people living in the Jazz Era of excess get married. The drink a lot and party hard because YOLO!

3/5 stars.
Paperback,  364 pages.
Read from September 18, 2017 to October 3, 2017.

Two young, immature, wealthy and unemployed people living in the Jazz Era of excess get married. The drink a lot and party hard because YOLO!

Bricktops_Midnight.gifThey start to run out of money and lose an inheritance. They realize they are pretty shallow people in a shallow marriage and are not able to cope and do what is necessary to get by, you know, like keep a job. Money saves them… The end.

The redeeming quality of this book is that the writing quality is exceptional but the characters are of an unrelatable timeframe. In summary, while the novel is not what I would call timeless, Fitzgerald is not untalented. Still worth reading? Yes, if you need a literary historical window into the Jazz Era, Fitzgerald’s works are the way to go.