Alternately self-confident and self-effacing, torn between ambition and idleness, the self-absorbed, immature Amory yearns to run with Princeton's rich, fast crowd and become one of the "gods" of the campus. Hopelessly romantic, he learns about love and sex from a series of beautiful young "flappers", women who leave him both exhilarated and devastated.
Fitzgerald describes it all in intensely lyrical prose that fills the novel with a heartbreaking sense of longing, as Amory comes to understand that the sweet-scented springtime of his life is fragile and fleeting, disappearing into memory even as he reaches for it.
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By Pomai on 12-04-16
Narration Was Dry Like Reading a Dictionary
I would prefer reading the book itself than listening to this version of the audiobook. The narration was haste, dry, detached, and emotionless. It takes away what enjoyment a reader could have derived from the literature itself.
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