Brad Pitt’s new film opens on Christmas Day (December 25) and already has 5 Golden Globe nominations. I regret to say I hadn’t read it, so decided to buy a copy of the book for a quick read. First, it’s a short story, written by F. Scott Fitzgerald, first appearing in his book entitled TALES OF THE JAZZ AGE back in 1922, published by Scribners (current value with a decent dustjacket is in the thousands). Obviously it has fallen out of copyright and is now in the public domain…thus, free copies of it are readily available all over the web. I read it here , or, if you’d rather read it later, here’s a link to a PDF you can download and print out for a paper version. It’s a quick read and well worth the twenty or so minutes you’ll spend enjoying it. No spoilers posted here, but the plot of the story becomes evident quickly at the beginning of the story, so you won’t have to wait long once you’ve begun reading.
The movie is “loosely based” on the Fitzgerald tale, so I anticipate a sweet and probably intense romance that doesn’t exist in the original story. Sounds like it will be a great movie to see during the pre-New Year lull at the bookshop. Can’t wait!