The Great Gatsby (1925) by F. Scott Fitzgerald

★★★★☆ 4/5

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After the war, the mysterious Jay Gatsby, a self-made millionaire pursues wealth, riches and the lady he lost to another man with stoic determination. When Gatsby finally does reunite with Daisy Buchanan, tragic events are set in motion. Told through the eyes of his detached and omnipresent neighbor and friend, Nick Carraway, Fitzgerald’s succinct and powerful prose hints at the destruction and tragedy that awaits. – Goodreads

 


Classics / Fiction / <200 pages / Can be read in a day

You have probably seen this book all over your social feeds, and the hype is well deserved. I loved the story and I loved the writing. However, I could not give it 5 stars because I found the ending happened so quickly.

I wish I had read this long before now, it is a great read and I will definitely be reading more of his work.

The main story is clear and interesting, however I found I need to re-read it to understand more of the relationships and personal conflicts occurring in this book. I was so interested in Gatsby I ignored Nick and I would like to try again in order to understand him.

"'I'm glad it's a girl. And I hope she'll be a fool- that's the best thing a girl can be 
in this world, a beautiful little fool.'"
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Ratings Reference

In order for comparison and reference to other ratings and blogs I have decided to go with the usual stars ratings.

★★★★★ 5/5 An exceptional read, will be keeping this one for my bookshelf. A book I would reread and buy for someone without hesitation because I believe everyone and anyone would enjoy this.

★★★★☆ 4/5 There were some flaws, but overall I really enjoyed this read and would make room on my bookshelf.

★★★☆☆ 3/5 Glad I read it, glad it is over. A good read, however I became more interested in finishing it than I was interested in the story itself.

★★☆☆☆ 2/5 Had to force myself to finish it, probably skimmed through most of it, not a book for me.

★☆☆☆☆ 1/5 Didn’t finish it, maybe I barely even started it. This doesn’t necessarily mean the book is boring or badly put together, it may just not be my personal preference.