Tuesday, May 1, 2012

The Great Gatsby by F.Scott Fitzgerald

Jump into the luxuriously life of the elite during the roaring twenties as Nick, a Midwesterner who is looking to begin his career in the East. You're introduced to Daisy and Tom Buchanan, who are wealthy in both their riches and good looks. Life at the East Egg, life of those with old money, may appear to be perfect but secrets lie in wait. Deception, lies, manipulation, all to remain in power. And then of course their is Gatsby. Relentlessly pining for Daisy, he too hides a secret of his get-rich-quick success. You'll be shocked by the twists and turns of the characters, left wondering if life really is greener on the other side.

This novel is a classic, you'll probably end up reading it in an English. But this isn't some white bread story about star crossed lovers or the memoir of a young black boy, this story will have you gripping the handlebars of life and leaving you craving for more. The time period of the 1920s, oozes wealth while at the same time includes the dangers and excitement of a rising elitist youth. Think Gossip Girl from one hundred years ago. Still not convinced? Do you see yourself as an observer of life around you? Do you love to criticize those who have power and fame, see their lives for anything but glamorous?  Well then you'll love the perspective of Nick because he is able to remove the mask of superficial glitz and stare the corruption of wealth in the eyes.

I would recommend this book to anyone who loves classic literature, or those who loved the book Of Mice and Men. Do you cringe at the idea of reading a school book for fun? Well if you love romance, scandal, tragedy and corruption you'll love this novel. Did you know that there is a new movie adaptation of the book starring Leonardo DiCaprio and Carey Mulligan? Well you better snatch this book of the shelf, because it is sure to make a major splash on the big screen.


  1. Hi there! I'm Melissa and write over at Book Nerd & Critic. (book-nerdandcritic.blogspot.com). I recently just reviewed this book too! A true classic, don't you think? The Perks of Being a Wallflower is another one of my favourites and I see that you've reviewed that too! Great review, well done! :)

  2. Hi Melissa! Thanks for reading our blog and for the compliment on the review style. Students from our high school review all of these books!