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Once again a short story bordering very close to the writer’s personal experience in his self-named Jazz Age, this is about a man and his monetary ways, and how he copes with his squandering lifestyle against the backdrop of the Great Crash of 1929 and the Great Depression.
What makes this book stand out?
Its exquisite prose and its human nature, and an unflinching narration of the dark side of sky-high ambition and success.
Read it for
To get e-personal view of an American life during what was the biggest economic turmoil in the history of the country.
Don't read it for
It obviously resorts to many financial and stock market-related terms and scenarios – so if you find them drab, don’t pick this one up.