The Great Gatsby by Francis Scott Fitzgerald

31 May

My immediate thought when I finished this book was okay I’m obviously just not intelligent or cultured enough to truly understand what was going on here and then I thought no. I’ve read Jane Austen and Charlotte Bronte and loved them. I’ve read Dracula and Frankenstein and understood everything that was going on. This was just not good.

I really don’t get what the big deal about this book is. Maybe when it was written it was a very brave and different novel to what was out there at that time but then why has it lasted through the ages as such a classic? It had nothing truly gripping about it. In fact most of the characters are extremely unlikeable and impossible to connect with.

Maybe we, as a society, have just become so jaded to the possibility of a drug dealer living next door. And then the love story is just plain weird. Daisy seems to have extreme mental issues but then so does Gatsby so I suppose they’re well matched.

I don’t know. I don’t think I ‘got it’ but to be honest I’ve no inclination to either. It was boring and weird and just.. bad.

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