I always have issues with reading classics. And yes, the only reason why i had even considered reading The Great Gatsby was upcoming premiere of newest Baz Luhrmann‘s movie. Despite the first impressions, I did enjoy the book.
This is my first read of the 2013. I have chosen that book to the the first, cause of its small number of pages. I decided to get through the book while writing my last essay for commercial law.
The store is told by the eyes of Nick Carraway-Yale graduate and solider in I World War, who comes to New York in order to peruse his career as a broker. By his friends who moved to NY before him – Tom and Daisy Buchanan he meets Jordan Baker. During One of his visits in Tom and Daisy’s mansions, Jordan mentions of Gatsby – mysterious millionaire man who lives close to Nick. Gatsby is known for his enormous mansions and parties that he hosts. Nick’s suspicions about his mysterious neighbor became even more serious once Gatsby gets in touch with Nick, asking him for very unusual favor.
The book shows the spirit, mentality and mood of jazz age in the early XX century. It is a easy read which captures most of the story and idea of american dreams – how one lead by a simple luck can become unimaginably rich. It is a fine example of how elite treats each other once the big party suddenly stops. The storyteller- Nick on the background of the other characters remains relatively plain, however still fits perfectly as a keen observer of surrounding events.
The thing that I liked the most in the book must have been the characters. I did enjoy the way the author has shown the true story of Joy Gatsby. The book definitely has its weak, and to me, even boring moments, which is quite unusual for the the book its size. However, in the end I would recommend The Great Gatsby, as a book worth reading.
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