This is one of the few books I got around to reviewing this year, F. Scott Fitzgerald’s collection of short stories, Flappers and Philosophers. This is certainly the surprise on the list for me. I wouldn’t have expected really to like anything regarding flappers. However, I felt like I jumped back into the roaring 20’s to reflect on its energy and it’s main faults both philosophical and moral. Fitzgerald’s characters were well developed and were either likeable or detestable depending on how he played it.
If you noticed, I’ve been reading more collections of stories. I’m doing that to learn more about the craft of the short story. This collection is a great group to see how to write a solid, well crafted short story.
If you are looking for a few short spurts of storytelling, this is a great group of stories to pick up. As an added incentive, they are in the public domain.