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Books about growing up | This Side of Paradise

Ever have that feeling like you want to re-read a book you’ve read a while ago, because of something that’s going on in your life? That happens to me occasionally, reminding me how much books have influenced my life and continue to sort of guide me along. 402 more words


“Show me a hero, and I'll write you a tragedy.” ― F. Scott Fitzgerald

My relationship with F. Scott Fitzgerald has evolved over the years, but he is still one of the great literary loves of my life. I discovered him at 11 years old when my aunt gave me a copy of… 369 more words

Random Musings

Eclectic Egotists – This Side of Paradise

Fitzgerald’s debut novel maintains the air of a first novel: it seems very experimental, the narrative is often disjointed & episodic, and if you asked me to extract a particular plot – I would struggle. 742 more words


This Side of Paradise

They slipped briskly into an intimacy from which they never recovered.
– F.Scott Fitzgerald, This Side of Paradise


"Feeding The Fire" - This Side Of Paradise EP. Hayley Kiyoko.

Possibly one of my favourite songs at the moment, here’s someone I knew of but had barely listened to outside of ‘Lemonade Mouth’ a few years ago. 87 more words


Obvious beautiful things / Lucruri frumoase evidente

“There are only a few obvious things that I notice as primarily beautiful: women, spring evenings, music at night, the sea.”

F. Scott Fitzgerald, This Side of Paradise

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F. Scott Fitzgerald - This Side of Paradise (1920)

This Side of Paradise was Fitzgerald’s very first novel, and somewhat aptly is a coming to age story of development and self-knowledge after university. Part one of the book traces Amory Blaine’s life through college in St Regis and university in Princeton. 815 more words