Happy Tuesday For today’s lifestyle post I’m sharing another book review. I recently finished reading The Great Gatsby and now I’m ready to share my thoughts so keep reading for all the deets.
#ckbookclub: the great gatsby review
The Great Gatsby by: F. Scott Fitzgerald
The Great Gatsby is a 1925 novel by American writer F. Scott Fitzgerald. Set in the Jazz Age on Long Island, the novel depicts narrator Nick Carraway’s interactions with mysterious millionaire Jay Gatsby and Gatsby’s obsession to reunite with his former lover, Daisy Buchanan.
Page count: 218
- Jay Gatsby
- Nick Carraway
- Daisy Buchanan
The Decline of the American Dream in the 1920s
On the surface, The Great Gatsby is a story of the thwarted love between a man and a woman. The main theme of the novel, however, encompasses a much larger, less romantic scope.
The tone of The Great Gatsby veers between scornful and sympathetic, with caustic scorn gradually giving way to melancholic sympathy toward the end. He extensively details the decadence of Gatsby’s extravagant parties, and comments on Tom and Daisy in a tone of aloof reproach.
The first time I read this book was when I was a junior in high school and now I am 34 years old so it’s been a long time LOL. I am so glad that I decided to re-read this book because it is truly an amazing book. The story is very deep and as an adult I relate to it on such a deeper level than I ever could when I was younger. If any of my readers haven’t read this book I definitely recommend this to all of you.
Have you read The Great Gatsby? Thoughts?