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Midwesterner Nick Carraway is lured into the lavish world of his neighbor, Jay Gatsby. Soon enough, however, Carraway will see through the cracks of Gatsby’s nouveau riche existence, where obsession, madness, and tragedy await.

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Comments on: "The great Gatsby – F. Scott Fitzgerald" (4)

  1. Saskia said:

    i love this book as I love the imagery. All of the character and location descriptions are so detailed and paint a perfect and strong picture in your head that immerses you into the world of the book entirely. I love it and I love how engaging the characters are, especially how Gatsby and Daisy are used to reel in readers.

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  2. Hayley said:

    I really quite enjoyed this book. It gives a thrilling and eventful recount into the lives of the 1920’s and the glitz and the glamour of it all. I love how the story between Daisy and Jay is tragic, but emits a large sense of hope for all involved. My favourite character definitely had to be Nick, because he had such a unique personality, and although he was poor he still managed to worm his way into the rich first class social status. If I could change one thing, it would be the ending. I didn’t like how Gatsby had to die, and it wasn’t very fair on us readers who were having a near heart attack experience about it!! All in all, a really great story and one I would definitely recommend.

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  3. I was hesitant to read The Great Gatsby at first. I was worried that the story would get lost behind intricate and pretentious words that had lost their meaning in the test of time. I was completely wrong. Scott F. Fitzgerald’s exploration and depiction of the human condition is remarkable. The story is told from the eyes of Nick Carraway, who recounts how he came to meet Mr Jay Gatsby when he moved to New York. Gatsby, a man of miraculous circumstance and intrigue holds the interest and claims the attention of Nick Carraway and subsequently the reader as we both yearn for more information about Gatsby as the story unfolds. Fitzgerald’s writing style is wonderfully descriptive, in depth and yet communicates even the most emotional and provoking of events in a few short simple words or phrases. I was quickly enticed into the story as Nick recounts his life and the involvement of the wonderfully eccentric yet extremely real characters. A tale of mystery, romance, drama and charm unaffected by the period of time since its creation, its not hard to see why The Great Gatsby has become a highly acclaimed literary classic. I would definitely recommend.

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  4. I recommend the book The Great Gatsby written by F. Scott Fitzgerald. I really liked this book because it had a lot of twists and turns and it kept me intrigued with every turn of the page. My favourite part of this book was when Nick met Gatsby himself and Gatsby recognised Nick from their same division in the war. My favourite character definitely had to be Gatsby because he was just so intriguing and had such a unique personalty. If I could change one thing, it would be the ending. I know that if it was changed, the book wouldn’t be as good as it is and it would ruin the storyline, but it was just so heart wrenching. I was astounded and couldn’t believe what had happened. I recommend this book to people that love a book that keeps them guessing and they enjoy reading about the rich and famous. I am so looking forward to the movie coming out, I cant wait to see how the characters are portrayed!

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