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This Side of Purgatory: West of Sunset

Review: West of Sunset, by Stewart O’Nan
Penguin, 2015. 289 pp. $28.
I’ve never been able to read about addictions. I have thin tolerance for masochism, an issue that cuts to the bone with me, without having to find it in the bottle, the racetrack, or various crystalline powders. 656 more words

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West of Sunset

West of Sunset 

Stewart O’Nan


We are Here:   Done!

Spoilers?     Not unless you consider fictionalized history spoiler-able.


O’Nan chose to zero in on the final years of Fitzgerald’s life, spent partly working on screenplays in Hollywood and if the book has it correctly, partly drinking himself into an early grave with some whistle-stops stations Family Man, Adulterer, and Reconciling with My Mistress. 981 more words


Upcoming Readings

Really excited to be reading at the Pitt-Greensburg Writers Festival with Stewart O’Nan on Thursday and at the East End Book Exchange with Dave Newman, Lori Jakiela, and Bob Pajich on Saturday. 106 more words

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