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Words of a Bibliophile

"It's only words, and words are all I have, to take your heart away." —Bee Gees

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The Curious Case of Benjamin Button - F. Scott Fitzgerald An interesting tale of a man who ages backward, though as a short story it lacks detail. How come nothing is ever said of Benjamin's mother? One basic detail is never covered: how on earth did she give birth to an adult-sized person? Why does no one seem to regard Benjamin's aging process weird? He caused a sensation when he was born as an old man, but why is so little mentioned about the public's reaction to his backward-aging? Perhaps this issue could be addressed if the story is written as a novel. But I do like the way the story is told, it's funny and sad and ironic at the same time.