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Review: The Great Gatsby

Editorial Review - Bookreporter.com - Daniel J

THE GREAT GATSBY, F. Scott Fitzgerald's snapshot of the decadence and excess of the Jazz Age, is a literary classic that has been frequently and successfully performed on both screen and stage. Although Gatsby has been recorded previously on audio, Tim Robbins's reading is surely one of the best. Robbins excels in giving each of the characters a distinct persona, conveying emotion with an almost ... Read full review

Review: The Great Gatsby

Editorial Review - Bookreporter.com

THE GREAT GATSBY, F. Scott Fitzgerald's portrait of the Jazz Age in all its decadence and excess, is, as editor Maxwell Perkins praised it in 1924, "a wonder." It remains one of the most widely read, translated, admired, imitated and studied twentiethcentury works of American fiction. This deceptively simple work, Fitzgerald's best known, was hailed by critics as capturing the spirit of the ... Read full review

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Review: The Great Gatsby

User Review  - Killthepopular - Goodreads

The prose style is very impressive. You're left with an impression of great elegance and articulacy but a fairly weak impression of the actual characters and events. I think i had a pretty poor notion ... Read full review

Review: The Great Gatsby

User Review  - Nicole Dykeman - Goodreads

Definitely liked this. It was well-written and interesting with very honest characters. I kind of wish it was longer, I feel like the story was a little bit rushed, but that's my only complaint. Read full review

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User Review  - Linette Sandrouni - Goodreads

In this world there is no such thing as friends. Anyone who comes up to you, is someone who is looking for his own interest in befriending you. And this gives you the illusion that you are loved and ... Read full review

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User Review  - Audrey - Goodreads

Summer 2012: When I was reading this book, I hated it: the swearing, the debauchery, the drinking, the licentiousness . . . all of it. I didn't relate to or care a fig for any of the vapid, one ... Read full review

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User Review  - Michael Bedford - Goodreads

I just finished reading The Great Gatsby. I must admit a certain hipsteritis here. I read most of the novel when I was in high school but was driven away by the less than likeable cast of characters ... Read full review

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User Review  - Warren - Goodreads

I need to read it again to more appreciate it. Read full review

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User Review  - Sean Endymion - Goodreads

Read in high school (where I hated it), and now I've taught it four times. Each time -- and this is a cliche thing to say -- I get more out of it. I still find a few sections that just have terrible ... Read full review

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User Review  - David Galloway - Goodreads

I must confess, I am a literature fan who has never read one of the hallmark American Lit novels. Somehow I missed The Great Gatsby (TGG) in high school and college, and didn't get around to it until ... Read full review

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