5 thoughts on “Strania poveste a lui Benjamin Button şi alte întîmplări din epoca jazzului

  1. I didn’t like this short story. Maybe I was expecting more because the concept has so much promise. But it was short, sad, and I could not willingly suspend my disbelief regarding how people reacted to Benjamin, from the doctors in the beginning to his very own family throughout. I also found it a little bit difficult to believe how Benjamin reacted in turn, as well. It read more like a synopsis than a story — Fitzgerald doesn’t explore any of Benjamin’s relationships; it’s more like a play-by-

  2. If you’re thinking about reading this because you loved the movie “The Curious Case of Benjamin Button”, you may be disappointed. There are very few similarities with the story and movie but if you (like me) are a fan of F. Scott Fitzgerald’s writing, you will enjoy these stories. “Benjamin Button” is a very minor part of them. This is quite a varied collection. The “Jazz Age” and “Flapper Stories” have their highs and lows yet I appreciated the historical perspective that the stories gave me. T

  3. audiobook read by Grover Gardiner – I’d like to be more positive about these stories, but as the collection progressed, a single, sad thought kept coming to my mind – Fitzgerald really was a one hit wonder. That might be unfair, in that these stories are his early works, but they were published, so they do stand as a part of his body of work. The titled story is pretty good, especially in concept. And the arc of the main character gives an interesting look at what would happen if we really were

  4. I read the title story, “The Curious Case of Benjamin Button,” being curious myself about how it inspired the 2008 movie of the same name. (A mediocre film based on a great premise – a person aging backward.) The story was first collected in TALES OF THE JAZZ AGE, 1922, with the following note by Fitzgerald:

    ‘This story was inspired by a remark of Mark Twain’s to the effect that it was a pity that the best part of life came at the beginning and the worst part at the end. By trying the experiment

  5. The Offshore Pirate:
    This was ultimately my favorite short story of the book. The story is about Ardita a snobbish young woman who believes she can do whatever she pleases. Ardita is a great character and her attitude towards everyone made me giggle, it was just so entertaining on how she treats everyone. She throws a half eaten lemon at her own uncle, rude and childish but funny as hell. The story actually begins on Ardita’s uncle’s ship, she is suppose to head to shore and meet the man she is t

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