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The Great Gatsby - Community Reviews back

by Matthew J. Bruccoli, F. Scott Fitzgerald
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"So it goes."
"So it goes." rated it 4 months ago
The Great Gatsby doesn't need a review from me or anyone else in 2018, but on a recent reread, I found it very compelling in thinking about today's world. It speaks to many of the issues we're coping with even now -- namely the super-rich or 1% and the frivolity of wealth as well as the American Dre...
Tami
Tami rated it 7 months ago
I didn't expect to pity Jay Gatsby. But that is what I felt. I never saw any of the movies, so I had the totally wrong expectation. I really detested Daisy. She deserved Tom. They deserved each other. But Jay Gatsby did not deserve what came to him. A great story. About infatuation, a romantic...
Line Bookaholic
Line Bookaholic rated it 1 year ago
I am not used to classic, English not being my first language, I tend to avoid older books as the languages used is often more complex and requires more concentration. However, this book was surprisingly easy to read. I really enjoyed the author’s writing style, which was quite simple but beautiful....
BagEndBooks
BagEndBooks rated it 1 year ago
This is an odd one. The writing is enchanting, and I don't mind Nick, but the other characters are very nasty. Gatsby himself is depressing. He didn't ask the girl who he thought he loved to marry her while he had her, and when she got tired of waiting for him, he was unwilling to give up his drea...
Silvie's bookshelf
Silvie's bookshelf rated it 2 years ago
If someone asked me why I liked it I wouldn't know what to say. Maybe it's a combination of good writing, unpleasant characters, mystery and New York in the 20s.
Words, Words, Words
Words, Words, Words rated it 2 years ago
Life has begun again as it got crisp in the fall (eventually) and I decided it was time to revisit Fitzgerald's masterpiece, The Great Gatsby, prompted by his 120th birthday and an event celebrating the occasion at the Free Library of Philadelphia. I admit I sit comfortably in the choir who sing t...
Burfobookalicious
Burfobookalicious rated it 2 years ago
Beautifully crafted, classic American novel, the mysterious, detached Gatsby is dissected through his relationships with acquaintances, friends, businessmen and father. In spite of extreme wealth, he cuts a tragic,isolated figure at times, undone by emotional attachment. The backdrop of 1920s US is ...
Jocelyn (The Reading World)
Jocelyn (The Reading World) rated it 2 years ago
Well, this counts as my fourth "Great American Novel" after Catcher in the Rye, Huck Finn and Moby-Dick. (Wow, all male-centered...hmm...) Surprisingly, it was also the most emotionally resonant. I *think* I got the subtext, and I did love--occasionally--how much it felt like a relic of a lost perio...
Fiction Fantastic
Fiction Fantastic rated it 2 years ago
This was another case of seeing the movie before reading the book. At first I was hesitant to actually read the book, because the movie is one of my favorites, but it was so close that it's actually surprising!The writing was a little flowery and over the top at times, but the heart of the story sta...
Lornographic Material
Lornographic Material rated it 3 years ago
Even at under two hundred pages, The Great Gatsby was a chore to read. Obviously, I'm not one for these types of books. I've never been able to finish The Catcher in the Rye, and Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix is probably one of the worst books I've read based in part on Harry's whiny-ass...
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