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flapflops Thu 20-Jul-17 07:28:31

I've never read any of his books but have read some absolutely beautiful snippets of his writing. What would you recommend as the best first book of his to read??

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KeiraTwiceKnightley Thu 20-Jul-17 07:47:03

Great Gatsby. It's his most famous for a reason - beautifully spare, clever, interesting characters (though you don't really LIKE any of them). Read it.

PseuDenim Thu 20-Jul-17 07:48:20

The diamond as big as the ritz - great short stories. Also great gatsby as the pp said - so beautiful and so sad.

Hassled Thu 20-Jul-17 07:54:14

Tender is the Night. It's heartbreaking but so beautifully written - not a word out of place.

fluffiphlox Thu 20-Jul-17 07:55:07

The Great Gatsby
Tender is the Night (this is available in different editions, I think, with different chapter orders).
The Last Tycoon (unfinished I think though someone will be along shortly with chapter and verse)
Lots of good short stories.
Beautiful writing.

SatsukiKusakabe Sun 30-Jul-17 15:12:58

Yes Gatsby and then Tender.

awrightmylover Mon 07-Aug-17 00:58:00

Gatsby. This side of paradise is moderately witty in parts, but not as good.

MsAmerica Sat 12-Aug-17 20:33:50

For quick fun, the short story, "Bernice Bobs Her Hair."

Of course, "Gatsby" is the big one, but for a good starter, I also like "The Beautiful and Damned," which I find livelier.

IlsaLund Sat 12-Aug-17 20:41:53

Gatsby
The Tender is The Night
And short stories - I love The Diamond as big as The Ritz, Bernice bobs her hair and Winter Dreams

Rockandrollwithit Sat 12-Aug-17 20:44:03

Tender is the Night is by far my favourite but I think Gatsby is a better starting place. Enjoy, Fitzgerald is fab!

EllaHen Sat 12-Aug-17 20:48:41

I absolutely loved Tender is the Night. My uni boyfriend didn't think I'd like it as it was a difficult read, cheeky bastard.

The Great Gatsby is more fun but not as satisfying.

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