Saturday, May 11, 2013

Book Review -- The Great Gatsby


The Great Gatsby  The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald
My enjoyment rating: 4.5 of 5 stars
Book hangover rating: 4 of 5 stars
Source: Personal copy
Genre: Classic fiction
Objectionable material: none (I would let my 12 yr old read it)
(Ladies of Literature and Big Love Book Club May book choice)

 

In Old Testament fashion, F. Scott Fitzgerald created a story of greed, decadence, inequality, and moral decay that led to utter destruction. All in turn of the century America.

I was completely captivated by the excess Fitzgerald created in such a sparse novel spanning only a few months.

It oozed lusciousness.

It celebrated temptation.

Souls were sold.

Dreams were shattered.

Lives ruined.

What an amazing piece of literature.