The Curious Case of Benjamin Button

F. Scott Fitzgerald

Publisher: Serial Reader
Publication date: 1922
Date Finished: 14-Dec-2016
Format: ebook
Pages: 64
Series: —
Genres: Classic, Short Story, Fantasy
ISBN: 9781416556053
Source: Serial Reader App
Rating:2 star

“Today, F. Scott Fitzgerald is known for his novels, but in his lifetime, his fame stemmed from his prolific achievement as one of America’s most gifted story writers. “The Curious Case of Benjamin Button,” a witty and fantastical satire about aging, is one of his most memorable stories.

In 1860 Benjamin Button is born an old man and mysteriously begins aging backward. At the beginning of his life he is withered and worn, but as he continues to grow younger he embraces life — he goes to war, runs a business, falls in love, has children, goes to college and prep school, and, as his mind begins to devolve, he attends kindergarten and eventually returns to the care of his nurse.

This strange and haunting story embodies the sharp social insight that has made Fitzgerald one of the great voices in the history of American literature.” Goodreads


In one word, this story is strange. This story of a man growing in reverse is intriguing but also not very exciting. It was hard to keep reading. There really isn’t much more to say about it except that I wasn’t a fan.


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