Nothing quite beats sitting with a book and being transported into another world. This next book does just that and plops you right down into the roaring 20s and into the lives of one of its most infamous couples. Read on below for the full review of Z.
Reviewer: Meryl Hunter
Book title and author: Z: A Novel of Zelda Fitzgerald By Therese Ann Fowler
Overall Score: 7
A quick snippet about the book: This book details the alluring, frenetic, and often deceptive life of one of America's most famous couples in the roaring 20s: Zelda and F. Scott Fitzgerald. Their love story takes you from Alabama to Paris and back again and gives a visceral account of what it was like to be a wife during those times. Filled with ups and downs I found I was fascinated and surprised at every turn.
Read when you are in the mood for: A history lesson (historical fiction), A change in perspective
Ideal for reading: On a beach, On your commute, With your book club (good conversation starter)
Highlight: Delving deeply into the glamour that was the 20s and learning a lot more about the personalities of F. Scott and good ole Ernest Hemingway- or Hem as readers of Z call him :)
Low point: When historical fiction is written in such detail about such well known characters I am often left wishing I could quote it as fact, such is the challenge of this genre.
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