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[[Image:Great Gatsby, The - Hardcover - USA - 1st Edition.jpg|thumb|256x256px|US hardcover, 1st edition.]]
 
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'''''The Great Gatsby''''' is a novel written by [[F. Scott Fitzgerald]] and first published on 1925-04-10. The story takes place in a fictional region of Long Island, New York, USA during the roaring 20s with prohibition in full swing. The book follows Nick Carraway as he learns about an eccentric millionaire named Jay Gatsby with a mysterious past who throws lavish parties and has an obsession with a socialite named Daisy Buchanan.
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'''''The Great Gatsby''''' is a novel written by [[F. Scott Fitzgerald]] and first published on 1925-04-10. The story takes place in a fictional region of Long Island, New York, USA during the roaring 20s with prohibition in full swing. The book follows Nick Carraway as he tries to learn more about his an eccentric millionaire neighbor, Jay Gatsby. Gatsby has a mysterious past, throws lavish parties, and has an obsession with a socialite named Daisy Buchanan who is married to another man.
  
 
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===Bad===
 
===Bad===
 
* For a fair amount of the book, I was a bit bored. Rich people doing rich things is exciting at first, but it quickly becomes dull. In fact, a lot of the book seems to be about how boring life can be for rich people who have nothing to do but play all day.
 
* For a fair amount of the book, I was a bit bored. Rich people doing rich things is exciting at first, but it quickly becomes dull. In fact, a lot of the book seems to be about how boring life can be for rich people who have nothing to do but play all day.
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* The car accident seems highly contrived.
  
 
===Ugly===
 
===Ugly===
* Nothing.
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* I never really felt any connection to any of the characters, so I didn't care about any of them. Nick is the only person who isn't horrible, but even he's not that great because he spends all of his time with horrible people. Basically, the book reminds of of the Mad TV sketch, "Pretty White Kids With Problems."
  
 
==Links==
 
==Links==

Revision as of 14:43, 24 March 2019

US hardcover, 1st edition.

The Great Gatsby is a novel written by F. Scott Fitzgerald and first published on 1925-04-10. The story takes place in a fictional region of Long Island, New York, USA during the roaring 20s with prohibition in full swing. The book follows Nick Carraway as he tries to learn more about his an eccentric millionaire neighbor, Jay Gatsby. Gatsby has a mysterious past, throws lavish parties, and has an obsession with a socialite named Daisy Buchanan who is married to another man.

Status

I do not own this book, but I'm listening to it as an audio book.

Review

Good

  • On more than one occasion Fitzgerald wrote a line that impressed me with the word play.

Bad

  • For a fair amount of the book, I was a bit bored. Rich people doing rich things is exciting at first, but it quickly becomes dull. In fact, a lot of the book seems to be about how boring life can be for rich people who have nothing to do but play all day.
  • The car accident seems highly contrived.

Ugly

  • I never really felt any connection to any of the characters, so I didn't care about any of them. Nick is the only person who isn't horrible, but even he's not that great because he spends all of his time with horrible people. Basically, the book reminds of of the Mad TV sketch, "Pretty White Kids With Problems."

Links

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