First published by Charles Scribner's Sons in 1960 (this edition by Penguin Classics in 2011)
Description (from Goodreads)
F Scott Fitzgerald's stories defined the 1920s 'Jazz Age' generation, with their glittering dreams and tarnished hopes. This book features three tales of a fragile recovery, a cut-glass bowl and a life lost. It portrays the idealism of youth and the ravages of success.
I am going to be completely honest here: this book is a bit of a cheat, but nonetheless, I am including it in my 100 Books In A Year Challenge, as it is a book and I did read it. But, because of the fact that it is so short (and because it features 3 short stories), I am making this a mini-review, as I can't say anything about it without spoiling it for anyone who wants to read it.
Having read The Great Gatsby a few months ago and really enjoyed F. Scott Fitzgerald's style of writing, I decided to try reading Babylon Revisited when I noticed my grandparents had a copy of it on their bookshelves. Plus, at the time, I really felt like reading something that would not take me too long to finish.
All three stories were unique. They were in no way connected and each dealt with a completely different kind of issue. My main problem was the fact that they just stopped, quite suddenly. I found that to be especially prominent in the first story (which was also the longest). I was reading it, got to a point where the chapter finished, turned the page expecting to carry on with the story and saw that the story had finished. So, it left me hanging a little.
Other than that, the writing was very good. But I did enjoy The Great Gatsby a lot more than Babylon Revisited. I'm looking forward to reading something else by F. Scott Fitzgerald. (I'll have to have a look through all our old books - I have no idea what might be hidden in there!)
Rating: N/A (I can't really rate it)
You can find out more about F. Scott Fitzgerald at the end of my review of The Great Gatsby.
Read for the: 100 Books In A Year Challenge 2011