Despite the fact that our Reading With the Roost series has been in neutral for some time, I did get a lot of reading done while on vacation. However, some of that reading wasn’t on our original list. To remedy that, I’ll give a brief-to-medium length review of a handful of books today, then move on from there. I mean, what else were you coming here for on a Friday? Bills news?
First up: F. Scott Fitzgerald’s short story “The Curious Case of Benjamin Button.”
Now I should first say that I have not seen the movie, and so that might help with a quick review of the story. Hollywood hasn’t gotten the chance to ruin my expectations of the work, and all in all it’s a story I would never think deserved a movie without prior knowledge of reality.
It’s not that it’s bad, but simply that there isn’t enough to stretch into a movie, at least not one that will remain recognizable to Fitzgerald’s original work. The basic and very interesting concepts of life and death and the passage of time are all there, and it has just enough irony in it to hold interest, but I just didn’t love it like I expected to.
However, for the hour or so it takes to read it certainly was worth knowing what all the fuss was about.