Hello, bookworms, what’s up??? How are you all doing??? I am back again with a great and crazy post. I still have wifi problems and I love them. Yes, you heard me right. I love them because I have gone crazy. You guys got a mental asylum number??? I need one. I get so weird these days that I dump books and reread my old books. I am crazy and I don’t know what to do about it. I think I will start to meditate now as I am seriously acting very weird and on this note, let’s start today’s post, shall we??
So today’s post is all classic and romantic/tragic. I have been meaning to do this post for months but my opinion on this book is really confusing. I hope I don’t hurt anybody’s feelings but I have to write a post so here I am. Now come along, humans.
As most of my general readers might know and I should definitely inform my new readers; this is a classics challenge where I read and review 88 classic novels that I selected. This is the 8th novel in this challenge. As I am reading in advance to keep my books ahead so that my personal life doesn’t come in between my blogging life, this book’s reviews and the summary was decided in advance.
Author: F. Scott Fitzgerald.
Publisher: Charles Scribner’s Sons (US) Chatto & Windus (UK).
Chapter: 9 Chapters.
Pages: 200 pages.
Time: 6 hours.
Publishing / Published: April 10, 1925 (US) February 10, 1926 (UK)
The Great Gatsby, F. Scott Fitzgerald’s third book, stands as the supreme achievement of his career. This exemplary novel of the Jazz Age has been acclaimed by generations of readers. The story is of the fabulously wealthy Jay Gatsby and his new love for the beautiful Daisy Buchanan, of lavish parties on Long Island at a time when The New York Times noted “gin was the national drink and sex the national obsession,” it is an exquisitely crafted tale of America in the 1920s.
The Great Gatsby is one of the great classics of twentieth-century literature.
Goodreads: 3.9/5 Stars.
Google: 85% liked the book.
Amazon: 4.5/5 Stars.Taken from the respective sources.
Nick Carraway moves to West Egg next to a lavish house that is owned by Jay Gatsby. As soon as Nick moves over he invites his second cousin Daisy Buchanan over to dinner and then starts a saga of love and betrayal where Nick makes Jay and Daisy meet and when long lost love meets, it creates chaos as Daisy is married and Jay wants to be with her. The events that unfold climaxes with the harsh reality of life in front of Nick and shows the brutality of humans to him that changes him and his life forever.
This book has me confused and yet not quite satisfied. I had so many high expectations from this book but they were all drowned with the ending. So let’s go ahead and let me tell you what I liked and what I disliked.
*Points I liked.
I loved the writing style. It was so unique and beautiful. The characters are described so beautifully and the story is just so smoothly written. I loved the whole concept and the setting of the story. This book is really one big heck of a classic that has to be read once in our whole lifetime. This book has made many people cry and its tragedy is really touching. I couldn’t imagine the feeling Nick must be having when he was slapped by the bitter truth of life. It was so mesmerising and yet a little sad. The jazz age was described so well and I must say that if I were to be reborn in any age, it would definitely be the Jazz Age. The parties, the music, the attire, the accessories, the stories and the people are the things that make this book the best of all. This book describes a great era in the most beautiful way and yet displays it’s selfishness smoothly.
*Points I Disliked.
I loved the book but somewhere somehow, it lost me. I wouldn’t understand what the author was writing and what he meant to say. The words are of the old era and I couldn’t understand them. I loved the writing but had to refer to the dictionary time and again as I couldn’t get some words. This story was magnificent but it didn’t make me cry like the majority of its readers. I saw the way the selfish world revolves in this book and I was told that I will cry a lot during this book but I didn’t cry at all and that disappointed me quite a little too much.
Oh well, the book was good and I liked it. The hype over it is definitely worth it but this is not my frequent read as I don’t like romance and tragedy books and I did get confused in the middle of this book but that’s just me.
So that’s it for today. I am so happy that I have only 80 books to go in this challenge. Who am I kidding?? I am freaking out!!!! I will go to read now. See you all later. Bye people but while I am reading…
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