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Like many others my age, I read The Great Gatsby in high school and found it to be a confusing, frustrating book. That impression of oddness has now survived a second read, but it was great to see how ... Read full review

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Well, I finally got around to reading this-- I really had no idea what to expect. The back cover said something about it being "a passionate romance between Daisy Buchanan and Jay Gatsby." Then why did Nick Carraway(Daisy's second cousin once removed) have to narrate it? I thought that was a rather wierd choice. Anyways, their romance wasn't as "rollicking" and "passionate" as I expected. At most, this book was decent... I did really like how much insight it provided on 1920s America... how, they talked, dressed, and acted-- how all of the parties went, loud and colorful with jazz music blaring out of every nook and crannie. As for characters, Nick Carraway was likable, so was Gatsby and his cute little "old sport" quotes-- Daisy and Tom Buchanan, on the other hand... not so much. I found them to be very naive, ignorant, and vain. Looking back at the story, there was a lot of foreshadowing hinting at Gatsby's proffession (I'll let you discover that). It was some very clever writing on Mr. Fitzgerald's part. As for the ending, it was very disappointing (I'm a strong believer in happy endings and (SPOILER ALERT) that's not what you get.) Overall an interesting read if you have some time to spare. ES. 

Review: The Great Gatsby

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My rating is actually a 3.5 but Goodreads doesn't have that as a thing. Can I just start with the fact that the plot of this novel takes place in approximately the last 80 pages of the book? I spent ... Read full review

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The zeitgeist of the Roaring 20s was perfectly captured in this mesmerizing novel. Full of motifs and symbolism, The Great Gatsby impressed me fully. I felt such an utter disconnect from the ... Read full review

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If I could add another half of a star, I would. The thing about Fitzgerald, at least for me, is that his stories are not the most memorable. It's his writing style and language that truly captivate. Read full review

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The Great Gatsby is a novel about the American Dream. A story of Gatsby, a poor man who re-invents himself as a mysterious millionaire in hopes of winning the heart of the beautiful rich girl he has ... Read full review

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The Great Gatsby Book Review I have always wanted to read this book and now that I have, I feel glad but disappointed at the same time. The Great Gatsby by F.Scott Fitzgerald is a worldwide classic ... Read full review

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It's the 1920's and Nick Carraway decides to become a bond salesman (against everyone's wishes), and moves to New York City. He moves into a place in West Egg and is surrounded by the rich. Little ... Read full review

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Almost Perfectly Bleak The Great Gatsby is about Jay Gatsby, elusive and mysterious member of West Egg's new wealth, and his former lover Daisy Buchanan. The novel is told from the perspective of Nick ... Read full review

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I Decided the read The Great Gatsby by F. Scotts Fitzgerald because I have heard a lot if things about it and looked like a good read. I liked and disliked this book because it was a great book with ... Read full review


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