"Z : A Novel of Zelda Fitzgerald" - Therese Anne Fowler
Initial Response: A dreamy yet morose fictional biography. Delightful.
First Sentence: "Picture a late-June morning in 1918, a time when Montgomery wore her prettiest spring dress and finest floral perfume-same as I would wear that evening."
From the Reader: To date an author, what would that entail? The image in my head sounds dreamy and whimsical, especially to such a famous one as Fitzgerald. However, like all things there is the dream of what could be and the truth. Although this was a fictional story I found the book a true delight, although not every fact is correct you can get a good idea of what the Fitzgerald's lives were like. The book transports you to the most romantic settings during an age of class, booze and art and I loved every minute spent in its pages. This is perfect for this fall season to snuggle up and read, I sure enjoyed it.
Best With: I made a stop to Anthopologie and delighted in my new Volcano candle, honestly my family will not use any other candle! I also enjoyed this with a good cup of wine, definitely a sweet white with the book. I also wanted to note a product a just fell in love with. Mario Badescu drying lotion; A it is adorable looking and B it works! Since this book talks about flaws, this is a perfect way to get ride of red spots and blemishes.
Exclamation: Even the appearance of a dreamy lifestyle could be misleading.
Recommend to: Any fan of "The Great Gatsby", old souls, romantics, those wanting a good literary read, aunts who enjoy reading (mine) and anyone who loves historical fiction.
Ideal reading spot: As per the fall usual, cuddles up in my bed or by the fireplace!
Category: This book is a Chance of Rain. The truth of Zelda's life does not always shine brightly, she was able to handle many levels of stress which resulted in her sad ending.
Finale: Follow your dreams, even when you feel stuck or trapped. Find people who support and love you for exactly who you are and watch the progress build.
-Thee Busiest Bee