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I am a reader, a writer, a lover of Doctor Who and pizza. I love *most* classic novels, historical fiction, YA fantasy and sci-fi. I review books on Goodreads by the name of Kat Rahm.

Book Review of The Great Gatsby

The Great Gatsby - F. Scott Fitzgerald

The enchanting tale of a rich yet tragic life and death of a man named Jay Gatsby.

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Told from the perspective of Nick Carroway, a young man who lives in the house between Gatsby's mansion and Tom Buchanan's home across the Sound.
The 1920's....a time of women becoming independent, of ravish parties and of young people losing themselves in the magic of the night. Outstanding parties, a war of love, the eyes above the ash pile, drinks and cars, oh my!

Gatsby is mysterious, trailed by constant rumors ("I believe he was an Oxford man.", "He once killed a man.", "How can you know that's true?") and a murky love life. His parties are meant to please while he observes, quiet and unassuming in the background.
But do people really care for the man, or do they just like his ever-pleasant hospitality and abundance of drinks?
Behind his daring 'get-togethers', Gatsby is simply a sad man whose mind is glued to the past.

Daisy...the woman he loves is married to none other than Tom Buchanan, a brute of a man (not to mention racist and sexist) whose suspicions of Gatsby run deep.
Nick Carroway befriends dear Gatsby and is the calm observer of this affair. After five years of not seeing one another, Nick gets Gatsby to speak to Daisy again.

This is a story of a dream that can never be, and that of a man who has gone down in history as...."The Great Gatsby"

 

 

 

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