Category Archives: Fitzgerald

F. Scott Fitzgerald

Bleating = Blog Cheating!

I was inspired by Cristian’s Blog Post Opening Lines.  Bleating = Blog Cheating!  I loved Cristian’s post so I stole it, added it to mine, gave it my flair and TA DA – it’s mine.  All mine, mine, mine!!

You know I had to check on ours so far.  And here they are.  I hate to say it but my nod goes to James Joyce, “The Portrait of Young Artist?”  Who else could start a serious novel with Mookows?

Which is your favorite?

1.  Ulyssess –

STATELY, PLUMP BUCK MULLIGAN CAME FROM THE STAIRHEAD, bearing a bowl of lather on which a mirror and a razor lay crossed.

2.  The Great Gatsby

In my younger and more vulnerable years my father gave me some advice I’ve been turning over in my mind ever since.

3. Portrait of a Young Artist

Once upon a time and a very good time it was there was a moocow coming down along the road and this moocow that was coming down along the road met a nicens little boy named baby tuckoo…

4. Lolita

Lolita, light of my life, fire of my loins. My sin, my soul.

5. Brave New World

A squat grey building of only thirty-four storeys. Over the main entrance the words “Central London Hatchery and Conditioning Centre” and, in a shield, the World State’s Motto: “Community, Identity, Stability”.

6. The Sound and the Fury

Through the fence, between the curling flower spaces, I could see them hitting.

7.  Catch-22

It was love at first sight. The first time Yossarian saw the chaplain he fell madly in love with him.

8.  Darkness at Noon

The cell door slammed behind Rubashov.

9.  Sons and Lovers

‘The Bottoms’ succeeded to ‘Hell Row’.

10.  The Grapes of Wrath (I count this as me starting this novel!)

To the red country and part of the gray country of Oklahoma, the last rains came gently, and they did not cut the scarred earth.

H – Gatsby News

In a true sign of the times, the mansion that was allegedly F. Scott Fitzgerald’s inspiration for Daisy’s mansion is being slated for demolition. The current owner bought it 7 years ago for $17 million and cannot afford the upkeep and taxes on the property, much less the cost of renovation.

They were going to get the demolition permits today, then plan to raze the property to make way for 5 new mansions at $10 million each. That is a lot of land!

Here is a link to a decent article about this:

Crumbling $30m ‘Great Gatsby’ mansion faces demolition | Mail Online.

No mention of an auction for the green dock light….