Thursday, December 5, 2013

The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald

The Great Gatsby is a story told by Nick Carraway and he tells the story sometime after 1922. As the story begins, Nick has just moved from the Midwest to West Egg, Long Island, seeking his fortune as a bond salesman. After his arrival, Nick travels across the Sound to the more fashionable East Egg to visit his cousin Daisy Buchanan and her husband, Tom. When Nick returns home that evening, he notices his neighbor, Gatsby, mysteriously standing in the dark. Gatsby is known for his outrages parties. Little does anyone know, Gatsby is in love with the lovely Daisy Buchanan and plans on being with her. 

I was not sure about the book at first; it looked like it was sappy, told over and over again, love story. I've read many books but none like The Great Gatsby. From beginning to end I was into the book 110%. Being able to immerse into a book like this one is truly amazing. Scott Fitzgerald has a way with his words and really knows how to capture the moment and put you in it. It is slow in the beginning but don't let the fool you. The Great Gatsby is about friendship, love, wealth, the past, mortality, lies, and deceit. 

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