Bought this booklet in anticipation of the movie made of the title story, starring Brad Pitt and Cate Blanchett. It comes together with "Bernice bobs her hair" and "The diamond as big as the Ritz". Benjamin and Diamond are both interesting fantasies, but I think I liked Bernice best, perhaps because it's the simplest. But all three are very clearly written, witty and 'charming' somehow. Next Fitzgerald I guess Tender Is the night.
23 February 2009
NB. I tried Tender is the night, but stopped after twenty pages. I couldn't get into it. Perhaps I should come back to it another day.