Edith Wharton has the ability to create truly unforgettable characters...Miss Lilly Bart, is one of them.<br/><br/>I love Edith Wharton's sharp wit...her profound insights about human nature,..how cruel we can be to one another!<br/><br/>I was saddened and not a little disappointed by the ending to The House Of Mirth...I expected better, and feel Lilly Bart deserved more.
Nov. 7, 2013
The Beautiful and Damned
I found the story depressing and not all that interesting but determined to stick with it...one hears so many raves about how great the story is...I can only wonder...why? <br/><br/>And then the ending! I feel cheated..the implausible ending...is there some deeper meaning to it? Other than it simply does NOT make any sense whatsoever?...I'd love to hear what that ending meant to others who may have shared in the 'joy' of reading this book.
Nov. 7, 2013
This Side of Paradise
While disappointed in two other stories I have read so far by F. Scott...I want to stay the course, and discover the wonders to be found in his works...<br/>I have begun to discover his talents .. in This Side Of Paradise...<br/>I want a story where one can't wait to find out what's going to happen next...the kind of book in which one cares about the characters and never wants to let their stories go....almost dreading getting close to the end...yet, not being able to stop one's self from rushing on nonetheless...<br/><br/>That wasn't the case for me with this book...but I was taken with this young man's amazing abilities with a first novel and at such a young age to boot!<br/><br/>There is a touching line near it's end...where F. Scott writes that he hoped that a hundred years into the future...those reading his words would wonder if his eyes were brown or blue....Mr. F. Scott...I do believe your wish has been granted...<br/>I'm on to The Great Gatsby ...