As a long-time fan of F. Scott Fitzgerald, I was long overdue to learn about his life through different eyes. Therese Anne Fowler’s Z: A Novel of Zelda Fitzgerald was a heartbreaking tale that traced the Fitzgerald’s slow decent into misery as F. Scott chased his white whale: literary fame and respect.
The audio play is short, just seventy-three minutes, but that’s more than enough time to take you on a melancholy trip through the hours leading up to the impromptu Christmas Eve truce in World War I.
While the story doesn’t really add much to the Alien universe—it really is a mash-up of the two movies—it’s still fun as hell to be back with Ripley (although she feels a little less feminist badass in the book, but not offensively so).
I’m generally not inclined to go all praise the prose about writers because that’s a complement that is subjective. But I don’t know how to write about Harriet Said without telling you that Bainbridge tells a tight, taut story that unfolds in all of its horrifying details.
Mother Night by Kurt Vonnegut My rating: 5 of 5 stars I’ve never been a huge Vonnegut fan, but several friends said that this was the book that would get me. I have to say: They nailed it. This is a dark, sad fictional memoir of Howard W. Campbell Jr., who moved to Germany just […]
I knew going in the ending would probably feel stilted at best, but everything else along the way was a great ride. I couldn’t wait to have the story unfold, and I found most of the main characters interesting enough to want to follow along