The Great Gatsby - Book Review

Title - The Great Gatsby

Author - F Scott Fitzgerald

Page Count - 115

Read Dates - 16.12.2019 - 31.12.19



Wordsworth Classics edition of The Great Gatsby by F Scott Fitzgerald. The cover has a blue and black background and features a lady wearing a 1920s style hat, holding flowers.
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Synopsis - Nick Carraway, new to New York City, obtains a job as a bond salesman, and rents a bungalow in West Egg. He unintentionally becomes embroiled in the affairs of mysterious millionaire Jay Gatsby, as he tried to reunite his love affair with Daisy Buchanan.


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My Thoughts -


I've read this now a couple of times, and I really do enjoy it, it keeps going back on my bookshelf. It's filled with atmosphere, I can almost feel the drunk sickness of the characters.


Even though Nick is the only truly likable character, I can't help but enjoy the other characters - their appearance, their behaviors, the way they talk. Nick is the only one that is discovering something new, he's learning about himself and who he actually is, and he's learning that things aren't always quite how they seem and that things don't always turn out how you want them to, but maybe that's okay. He's loyal to Gatsby, and initially, he's quite easily lead.


I find myself crushed that Daisy and Gatsby don't end up together, and yet I know she and Tom are perfect for each other.


I really enjoy the quote "Everyone suspects himself of at least one of the cardinal virtues, and this is mine: I am one of the few honest people that I have ever known."


Overall I would give this book 4/5

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