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meredithjoos

Meredith Joos Joos itibaren Hosaagrahara, Karnataka 577432, Hindistan itibaren Hosaagrahara, Karnataka 577432, Hindistan

Okuyucu Meredith Joos Joos itibaren Hosaagrahara, Karnataka 577432, Hindistan

Meredith Joos Joos itibaren Hosaagrahara, Karnataka 577432, Hindistan

meredithjoos

Really, that's 2.5 stars, mostly on the strength of the writing, which is often quite lovely, and Book One, the first third or so. As a story of failure, though, it is a failed story. As the characters' dissipation increases, the book's artistic cohesion dissipates, becoming scattered and episodic; scenes become less concentrated and resonant as the book proceeds. Rosemary, who gains our sympathy in the first section, ceases to exist thereafter except as a pale reflection of Dick; her appearance in Book Three is half-hearted and obligatory. Meanwhile, the shift in perspective towards the end, from Dick to Nicole, is neither illuminating nor moving, especially as Nicole is never all that interesting or sympathetic a character. I think that somewhere towards the middle Fitzgerald got as tired of this book as Dick did of his life, and that the moral failures of the protagonist parallel the artistic failures of the author.