27 June 2011

The Curious Case of Benjamin Button

See, I knew that it was a book before they made a Brad Pitt movie out of it, but what I didn't know was that it was a short story from 1922. And neither did I know that it was written by F. Scott Fitzgerald, also author of the Great Gatsby. The book contains half a dozen other stories and actually Benjamin wasn't my favourite one. The Four Fists was first published in 1920. It was part of a collection called Flappers and Philosophers and tells the story of a guy named Samuel Meredith. He gets punched in the face four times and each hit represents a turning point in his life. If you like short stories you should definitely try this book. Seven stories, all of them Fitzgerald.

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