Sunday, October 23, 2016

TY recommendation: 'The Beautiful and Damned'

Claire Schuijt is reading Scott Fitzgerald's The Beautiful and Damned for her TY Extended Essay, and writes:
"This book is set in the beginning of the twentieth century in New-York. It is about a man called  Anthony Patch who is the grandson of a wealthy business man. Anthony embraces the city as well as he can by having many dates with women until he meets Gloria, his future wife. There he falls madly in love with her, and Gloria with Anthony. They’re leading the perfect life.

I am enjoying this book because it is very carefully written and it gives some depth about how New York was at the beginning of the twentieth century. The book is a classy love story about a man who thought who could never love, to be proven wrong. I do recommend this book not just because of the story line but also because of the depiction of New York; it pulls you back in time as if you were experiencing this yourself.

I am glad that I chose this book since it is not something I usually read but it is a style of writing that I will gladly read again. Fitzgerald is a talented author. I chose this book since I had read another one of his books and I really enjoyed that one. The book has amazing description which brings out your vivid imagination. I would strongly recommend The Beautiful And Damned."

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