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Top Ten Books Read in 2013 – 7

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 Flappers and Philosophersregarding 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.

About Fr. Kyle

I am a priest of the Archdiocese of New Orleans. I was born and raised right outside New Orleans. I attended Catholic school my entire educational career. By the time I graduated high school, I had two paths to choose: rockstar or priesthood. I pursued both for awhile but eventually came to the understanding God's will was priesthood and my will was rockstardom. After making that decision, to allow God's will to be mine, I needed a new way to channel my creativity. I began writing as I finished up my formation for priesthood. I still play music, but priestly ministry comes first. My bride: St. Rita of Cascia Parish in Harahan, LA.

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