ddf1dfe5fcf46b4841c623768f50e07fI think the one thing I felt most when finishing The Great Gatsby was utter jealousy of how well this was written. Fitzgerald use of lexicon is so clean and precise, his sentences float one to the next so naturally. At times making you want to stop and read over and over again, so it never leaves you.

“He had one of those rare smiles with a quality of eternal reassurance in it, that you may come across four or five times in life. It faced, or seemed to face, the whole external world for an instant and then concentrated on you with an irresistible prejudice in your favor.”

Fitzgerald captivates you in the charm of 1920’s America with elegant language and lavish lifestyles. The cultivated characters are so innocent upon the surface totally oozing with style and sophistication. People this perfect always have something to hide. A little book with so much to offer.

5 Golden Stars

One thought on “The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald

  1. The movie film like Luhrmann just lost the reigns, but I’m glad I saw it and will happily give anything Luhrmann does a chance. I just like a little more time and focus on the motivations, execution of character’s actions, the silly little why’s behind them and the feelings about those actions. He usually delivers this, but this time very little made it through and what did had no pulse (except Leo’s).


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