Scott Fitzgerald's The Great Gatsby is a superbly written and an intrinsically captivating novel that deals with the decline of the American Dream and how vapid the upper class is. After hearing that, I was sold on giving it a go, despite the dreariness of the original cover.
Actually, F. Scott Fitzgerald's The Great Gatsby was written about a time of gaiety for a certain set of people. Men and women, every shape and size, are there. But I'm delighted to say that the narrative settled down and I started to enjoy the book.
The characters are the best part of this book. He misguides the car and the misdirection of his life is made glaringly evident And I was enjoying the story more and more.
I waded through it. And also long-held secrets which soured lives. To illustrate and capture the essence of these themes, Fitzgerald uses characters Gatsby, who epitomizes the actual American Dream, and Daisy, who is based on the ideal girl.
B I started reading this book a few weeks after the death of my partner and I wasn't sure whether it was the right book to read at that time of my life. The blurb on the back cover suggests a cosy, domestic read.