The Great Gatsby

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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 fiction 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.

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.

Ugly

  • Nothing.

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