The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald Review

Title: The Great Gatsby

Author: F. Scott Fitzgerald

Genre: Classics

Synopsis: Jay Gatsby is the man who has everything. But one thing will always be out of his reach. Everybody who is anybody is seen at his glittering parties. Day and night his Long Island mansion buzzes with bright young things drinking, dancing, and debating his mysterious character. For Gatsby—young, handsome, and fabulously rich—always seems alone in the crowd, watching and waiting, though no one knows what for. Beneath the shimmering surface of his life he is hiding a secret: a silent longing that can never be fulfilled. And soon this destructive obsession will force his world to unravel. 

Format: print

Pages/Hours: 122 pages

Ownership: own

Tags: 1920’s, Jazz

Themes: Infidelity, Love Triangle

My Rating: ★★★★☆

The Great Gatsby F Scott Fitzgerald Elaine Howlin Book Blog

Review: So, this is a classic. Something a lot of people will have studied in school and analysed with getting a grade in mind which have taken away from their enjoyment of the story a bit.

I read this for myself and I can honestly say I enjoyed it but wouldn’t consider it a favourite. It’s a very interesting story though none of the characters are particularly likable. Flawed characters make for the most interesting stories though.

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4 thoughts on “The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald Review

  1. I have yet to read The Great Gatsby and surprisingly it wasn’t required reading for me in school. I kind of feel like I missed out, but then I hear such mixed things about it. It’s a short book though, so I am telling myself to just give it a go..

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  2. Agree studying books can ruin the enjoyment. High rating, since going to Great Gatesby immersive theatre then have kind of wanted to read it. But trying to read Tender is night by F Scot Fitzgerald has put me off. See you have given it lots of stars though.

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