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The sun sets on F. Scott Fitzgerald in a disappointing novel

March is National Reading Month. To that end, I will read so much and post so often you will be sick of me by April 1. 609 more words

March Is Reading Month 2015

West of Sunset By Stewart O'Nan

The last three years of F. Scott Fitzgerald’s life were spent in Hollywood, trying to restart his career. Stewart O’Nan takes this slice of history and spins it into a new novel titled… 70 more words


Review: West of Sunset

West of Sunset
By Stewart O’Nan
(Viking Adult, Hardcover, 9780670785957, January 13, 2015, 304pp.)

The Short of It:

The glitter and sparkle of the Jazz Age is not present in this novel. 513 more words

Book Review

With a Whimper

West of Sunset by Stewart O’Nan recounts the final years of F. Scott Fitzgerald’s personal and professional life in Hollywood. This novel reminded me of a movie entitled Beloved Infidel I dimly recollect from years ago starring Gregory Peck. 205 more words

West of Sunset

Every time I read F. Scott Fitzgerald’s unfinished last novel, The Last Tycoon, I want to slap him. I want to say: why, why, why couldn’t you keep it together long enough to finish the book? 648 more words

West of Sunset by Stewart O'Nan - book review


As someone who was always interested in the story of F. Scott Fitzgerald’s life, this book threw off some of the dust from the last three years of Fitzgerald’s life. 296 more words

Writers Who Lunch

There are many things I could fill this blog post with, my first one in 4 months. I could tell you about the marathon writing sessions I’ve had to finish a major draft of my memoir, GUTS. 466 more words