Book Review: Z A Novel of Zelda Fitzgerald
Therese Anne Fowler
Anyone who has been a long time reader of this blog (if there is even anyone!) will know that I am somewhat enamoured with Zelda Fitzgerald. In the popular imagination, she is the slightly unhinged figure always standing by the side of Gatsby creator F. Scott Fitzgerald and together they are a well dressed and extravagant couple who drink and smoke and dance all in the name of a good time. Their love story is a somewhat tragic one, but as Fowler says in the acknowledgements of this book, it is a matter of contention who derailed whose life. Was Zelda truly the crazy, needy, jealous, clingy lesser half of the famous couple? Or was Scott to blame?