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review 2019-05-23 00:01
The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald
The Great Gatsby - F. Scott Fitzgerald

I only read this because it was required reading in my son's English class, and I like to read what he is reading so we can discuss it together if he wants.


I was not a fan and almost gave up on it. Then they watched the movie in class, and I decided to give that a try, and couldn't get past the first 10 minutes. It's just not my cup of tea.

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text 2019-03-31 21:49
Reading progress update: I've read 182 out of 182 pages.
The Great Gatsby - F. Scott Fitzgerald

I didn't love it as a lot of people said I would, but I did really like it.

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review 2019-03-29 18:07
The Great Gatsby
The Great Gatsby - F. Scott Fitzgerald

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

You can have all the money in the world, you can be the richest person in one of the richest cities in the world, and you can be the richest person in your neighborhood, and yet you still cannot find happiness and be happy, for money can buy many things, money can buy luxury, money can buy big mansions, money can buy big and fancy cars, money can buy beautiful woman's attention, and money can buy many other things that money can buy, however, there's are two immensely important precious things that money cannot buy, and those two things are Time and what romantics love to call True love. True love has no price, true love is priceless like a truly mesmerizing diamond, for true love is that unbreakable bond between two beautiful hearts filled by immense clarity that can touch Heaven and complete and enrich the worlds that surround us...

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text 2019-03-23 17:39
Snakes and Ladders: Update 4

I've not been around much lately (eh, life), but I'm hoping to change that in the coming days. Is anyone even still playing snakes and ladders anymore!? I've been going ridiculously slowly (as is my norm), but I'll keep playing for another while just to see more puffins on my board!

 

I finished The Great Gatsby and Spide: The Lost Tribes, which I loved, for very different reasons. I could only roll 1 die and got a 3, which takes me to square 12. I now have to read a book where the authors last name begins with T, U, V, W, X, Y or Z and I'll either pick a classic or a non-fiction, as I'm really getting into them.

 

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review 2018-12-11 15:00
Ruthless Pursuit: "The Great Gatsby" by F. Scott Fitzgerald
The Great Gatsby - F. Scott Fitzgerald



(Original review, 1981-04-30)



“The Great Gatsby” is essentially a love story. Daisy turns out to be as unattainable to Jay as Beatrice was to Dante but this being the US, the hero doesn't elevate his idol to muse status; instead he embarks on a ruthless pursuit that ends up destroying him.

It's difficult in the present era of throwaway relationships to comprehend the extent of Gatsby's romantic obsession. The questions are: 1) would he have taken to crime had Daisy returned his love and told her wealthy family to go to hell and 2) did he love Daisy precisely because she was a romantic chimera, a glamorous woman who represented a rarefied world he wished to conquer?

 

 

 

If you're into stuff like this, you can read the full review.

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