Something for the weekend.. Middlesex & Tender is The Night.
This weeks 'Something for the weekend' is a double header... firstly with 'The Great Gatsby' about to hit the big screen again why not try one of F. Scott's other works?
Tender is the night - F. Scott Fitzgerald
Set in the French Riviera during the 1920s Fitzgerald's lesser know 'Tender is the night' embodies all the glamour and debauchery you'd expect from his writing - with a greater depth and poignancy; stemming from the parallels between the characters downfalls and his own life. This is my favourite of his novels.
Spanning the lives of three generations of the Greek-American Stephanides family, Eugenide's epic family drama is truly just that - epic. Rarely have characters felt so real, even more rarely have I cared so much about what happens to them. Eugenide's writing is both devastating and beautiful.