I bought ‘The Beautiful and Damned‘ just because I remembered that I enjoyed somewhere in high-school ‘The great Gatsby’. The introduction said that the action happens in the same era, so I said why not. I didn’t have too many expectations from this book, I imagined I would enjoy reading it, but in the end I actually loved it.
The title of this book made me laugh, the first time I heard about it. Then I read that ‘The story of my baldness‘ written by Arnon Grunberg, was banned in the Netherlands for quite some time and so it got to my attention even more. And here I am, buying the book and finishing reading it after one week.
I saw this movie a couple of weeks ago and I was really happy to see that it was nominated to this year’s Oscar awards, after a brilliant last year with participation in most of the international film festivals where it succeeded in winning no more and no less than 35 awards.