On Booze

On Booze - F. Scott Fitzgerald

...I wish I had been when reading this.

 

This is a collection of short stories and fragments of Fitzgerald's notes and unfinished pieces. It's not polished and when reading it I could not help but feel that this was thrown together by an editor to create a freebie book to go with a re-issue of FSF's novels.

 

If you are a die hard fan, the short stories are worth reading but they are not of the same strength as the ones published throughout FSF's life time.

 

There are some insights into FSF's relationship with alcohol which are moving and which foreshadow the tragedy of his own fate, but again this describes only the smallest part of this collection.