Wednesday, July 10, 2013

The Great Gatsby

By Scott F. Fitzgerald

The story of the fabulously wealthy Jay Gatsby and his love for the beautiful Daisy Buchanan, of lavish parties on Long Island at a time when, The New York Times remarked, “gin was the national drink and sex the national obsession,” it is an exquisitely crafted tale of America in the 1920’s that resonates with the power of myth. A novel of lyrical beauty yet brutal realism, of magic, romance, and mysticism, The Great Gatsby is one of the great classics of twentieth-century literature.

This is one of those books that you hear that everybody should read before they die. I had to read it for a class, and I’m still not sure why it’s so popular. It was pretty boring to read, well written but dull. It was filled with strange parties and the mysterious Gatsby, and then we get into the affairs. That’s awesome. Then you’ve got a hit and run. And that’s pretty much it. And I didn’t ruin anything. It was recently made into a movie which I have heard was really good, but had no interest whatsoever in seeing. Maybe when it comes out I’ll go Red Box it. Maybe.

I give it a 3 out of 5- average, well written.
Here's the trailer for the movie if you're interested.

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