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Saturday, January 30, 2021

Book Review: The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald


Title: The Great Gatsby

Author: F. Scott Fitzgerald

Genre: Classic, Historical Fiction

I can finally say that I have read The Great Gatsby.  As it seems like everyone I know had to read this in school, not sure why I hadn't.  Not sure what I can say about it that hasn't already been said, argued, theorized, etc.  I found it to be tragic and sad.  To me, it was the story of innocence (Nick) who quickly began to see how jaded the world really was.  That happiness was only on the surface and once you got under the parties and the lights, real life was not all that pretty, or fair, and choices were sometimes made for you. 

I ended up getting the movie after I read the book and can say that had I not read the book I probably wouldn't have sat through the entire movie.  

It wasn't one of my favorite classics, but I am glad that I have now read it (finally!). 

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