Title: The Great Gatsby
Author: F. Scott Fitzgerald
Synopsis: Jay Gatsby is the man who has everything. But one thing will always be out of his reach. Everybody who is anybody is seen at his glittering parties. Day and night his Long Island mansion buzzes with bright young things drinking, dancing, and debating his mysterious character. For Gatsby—young, handsome, and fabulously rich—always seems alone in the crowd, watching and waiting, though no one knows what for. Beneath the shimmering surface of his life he is hiding a secret: a silent longing that can never be fulfilled. And soon this destructive obsession will force his world to unravel.
Pages/Hours: 122 pages
Tags: 1920’s, Jazz
Themes: Infidelity, Love Triangle
My Rating: ★★★★☆
Review: So, this is a classic. Something a lot of people will have studied in school and analysed with getting a grade in mind which have taken away from their enjoyment of the story a bit.
I read this for myself and I can honestly say I enjoyed it but wouldn’t consider it a favourite. It’s a very interesting story though none of the characters are particularly likable. Flawed characters make for the most interesting stories though.