Gareth posted a review at 2010-02-28 01:03:31.
I think I've been meaning to read this for years.
Fitzgerald is HST's favourite writer, although I can't remember whether its this book in particular that he loves, and anything that he was into has got to be worth a try (as long as it doesn't involve guns).
But on the other hand I saw the start of a US TV adaptation when I was a kid and it left the impression of a stale period drama on me and that has kind of put me off.
Turns out that neither of these impressions was of much relevance to the book I read here, which seems felt to me like a dark Breakfast At Tiffany's, but that statement is just as misleading as those earlier.
Its an interesting book. Doesn't seem that anything's going to happen at the start and I was beginning to think that the farcical situation that was building was going to become annoying.
So he ends it tragically and unsatisfactorily and so you really start to like it about ten minutes after finishing it.