i have to say, i hated this book. i was so wanting another the sun also rises, and got more of a wuthering heights style thing . . . however, i do have to say, it's something i think about, so i guess that's what makes it fine literature, right?!??
No that's not what makes it great literature. Saying something insightful about humanity is what makes it great literature. And Fitzgerald creates more fragile, realistic pictures of humanity than the disassociated characters of Hemingway, barring maybe the old man and the sea.
I have recently started a group that plans to discuss this novel as well other prominent works of fiction:
Best English-Language Fiction of the Twentieth Century
A new group centered on a composite list of the best English-language fiction of the twentieth century. Please give it a look, join up and invite your friends!
Over in the group Who Doesn't Love a Classic? we're about to vote on which F. Scott Fitzgerald classic to read and discuss for our November-December Group Read. Come over and join in :)