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Love of language; confronting truth
24 May 2015
Language delicious, often arrestingly original. Initially difficult to read because characters are not likeable, the pleasure of language & acutely rendered states of mind drove me on. Ultimately it's a moral tale about the cost of failing to live in the present. Fitzgerald implies that we are all, more or less, fixated in past experience & driven by unrealisable desire, unable to be honest with ourselves or each other about present reality. For me, that's an uncomfortable truth.