#2 The Great Gatsby.

Synopsis:

The Great Gatsby, F. Scott Fitzgerald’s third book, stands as the supreme achievement of his career. This exemplary novel of the Jazz Age has been acclaimed by generations of readers. 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 noted “gin was the national drink and sex the national obsession,” it is an exquisitely crafted tale of America in the 1920s.

The Great Gatsby is one of the great classics of twentieth-century literature. Goodreads

F. Scott fitzgerald - Great GatsbyAbout the book:

Author: F. Scott Fitzgerald

Book Length: 180 pages

Genre: Classics, Literature, Fiction,

Rating: ink-and-feather-quill-clipartink-and-feather-quill-clipartink-and-feather-quill-clipartink-and-feather-quill-clipart half 3,5 out of 5 quills

Started reading: January 12, 2016

Finished reading: January 17, 2016

 

“He smiled understandingly-much more than understandingly. It was one of those rare smiles with a quality of eternal reassurance in it, that you may come across four or five times in life. It faced–or seemed to face–the whole eternal world for an instant, and then concentrated on you with an irresistible prejudice in your favor. It understood you just as far as you wanted to be understood, believed in you as you would like to believe in yourself, and assured you that it had precisely the impression of you that, at your best, you hoped to convey.”

 

What did I think of the book?

Even though this book isn’t that big, it took  me awhile to finish it. I thought it was a confusing story to read. I haven’t seen the movie yet, although I kept picturing Jay Gatsby as Leonardo DiCaprio =]

 

+ It’s a great story about a man willing to do everything for what he thinks is love.

+ It is vividly detailed. I could imagine being there.

+ Gives a good view of living in the Twenties.

+ I liked the fact that it shows a truth of all times. Sometimes, like with Jay Gatsby, the rich will do a lot to complete their goals. Even if it’s all a big facade. He invented himself and created his own wealth with it. I’m truly not a fan of lies, but I’m intrigued by the way Jay Gatsby made his live a complete lie to get the attention of Daisy Buchanan.

– The story confused me. It was hard to follow the storyline. Fitzgerald switches invisibly between Jay Gatsby, Nick carraway, the present and the past.

 

So all in all I give this book 3,5 quills. I liked the story, I like literature and it’s different writing styles. But because of the story confusing me, it’s not a perfect story. Maybe the movie will be more understandable.

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