Saturday, 11 April 2009

The Great Gatsby - F. Scott Fitzgerald

Read: November 2005

How does he do it? Fitzgerald says more in one sentence than most authors manage in a lifetime. Not only is Fitzgerald able to capture the essence of complex ideas, or detailed descriptions in a few words, but he is a master storyteller. The Great Gatsby is a novel about the trappings of fame and glamour, about the seedy underbelly of ‘swinging’ American 1920’s high life, about incompatible love and wanting. This is a society magazine, 1920’s style. There are few ‘Great’ novels which appeal universally to everyone in one way or another. This is one of them. Read it now, you will not be disappointed.

8.5 out of 10

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