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04-17-2003, 01:00 AM
Quit comparing it to "Gatsby".

Unregistered
04-17-2003, 01:00 AM
Inferior? possibly in a way, but you can see the real beginnings of Fitzgerald's style that he perfected for Gatsby. So in many ways, i dont believe that it is inferior, just different and if you read it well, it is really a great book.

santa's helper
05-24-2005, 06:03 PM
and brash, and immature but it still leaves you w/ that impression that somewhere deep in yr heart, you can relate wholly to Amory and this book.<br><br>Themes? Ah, who cares but I found: egotism, the great american dream, narcissism et al.<br><br>The book seems to be a way to get pen to paper and just write about what truly mattered to FSF. It is superbly inferior to *The Great Gatsby* but then again, it's a 1st novel. Simple things like parallelism, grammar, sentence construction: all of these are either lacking or vastly unedited it appears.<br><br>So it comes off as raw and dreamy -- like something that accidentally wandered into yr bookshelf for better or worse.<br><br>I'd have to say better.