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.


Tina's Blog said...

I read this in high school - so long ago now. I so need to re-read this before I see the movie.

Protector of Vintage said...

One of my favorite books!!

Melissa @ Confessions of an Avid Reader said...

I've never read this novel, but am interested in the time period in which it is set so I might give it a try one of these days.

Shelley said...

What a great way to describe it! The Great Gatsby is one of my favorites. I have no interest in seeing the new movie though.

Laura at Library of Clean Reads said...

I read this not too long ago and although I liked it, I wouldn't say I loved it.

Amused said...

I think I could happily read this book every year!

Melissa said...

Agreed. One of my all-time favorites.

mpartyka said...

I didn't l.o.v.e this one but I did listen to the audio... I did love the writing!

I'm hearing the movie is beautiful but not great, hoping to see it next week.

Hope all is well. Tomorrow I will post about my seclusion (I have Yellow Fever)... for the love of adventure!