Friday, 31 May 2013

The Great Gatsby

So old sport, the Great Gatsby is a tragic love story of Jay Gatsby and Daisy. It's set in the era of flappers, prohibition and gangsters so it's no wonder that this novel comes off with a slight edge. Nick Carraway, neighbour of Gatsby, narrates the story. He doesn't exactly like Gatsby, but despite this holds a certain respect for him.

Reading this I could see straight away why it would be used as a set book at school; it is beautifully written. It's one of those few books that you actually make you itch to get out a pen and underline and annotate the beautifully constructed quotes. It was such a pleasing read; like a journey I felt like I had travelled somewhere by the end of it and I love that in a book. With so many books being pumped into production good books, really good ones can be hard to find. It is satisfying to know that a good book will stand the test of time as seen with 'the Great Gatsby'.

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