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The Great GatsbyAlternate Cover Edition ISBN 0743273567 ISBN13 9780743273565The Great Gatsby F Scott Fitzgerald's third book stands as the supreme achievement of his career This exemplary novel of the Jazz Age has been a This is my least favorite classic of all time Probably even my least favorite book ever I didn't have the faintest iota of interest in neither era nor lifestyle of the people in this novela So why did I read it to begin with? well because I wanted to give it a chance I've been surprised by many books many a times Thought this could open a new literary door for meMost of the novel was incomprehensibly lame I was never fully introduced to the root of the affair that existed between Gatsby and Daisy So they were in loveyeahI've been in love too who cares?Several times I didn't even understand where characters were when they were speaking to each other I also didn't understand the whole affair with Tom and Mrs Wilson and something about her husband locking her up over the garage? huh? then she gets run over by a car then he sneaks in through the trees and shoots Gatsby? wha? stillwhy am I suppose to care about all this? Shallow and meaningless characters Again who cares? I read this book twice 2 times I just didn't get it I can't believe this book is revered with the rest of the great classics Truly unbelievable Fitzgerald certainly kissed the right asses with this one What garbage Daisy uote“They’re such beautiful shirts” she sobbed “It makes me sad because I’ve never seen such—such beautiful shirts before”sobsob boo hoo hoo oh Please someone shut her the fuck up

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Ted gin was the national drink and sex the national obsession it is an exuisitely crafted tale of America in the 1920sThe Great Gatsby is one of the great classics of twentieth century literatureback cove Over drinks I’ve observed—like so many smart alecks—that much of The Great Gatsby’s popularity relies heavily on its shortness At a sparse 180 pages Fitzgerald’s masterpiece could be argued to be the “Great American novella” Gatsby like so many other short classics is easily readable re readable and assessable to everyone from the attention deficient young to mothers juggling a kid a career and a long held desire to catch up on all those books “they should have read but haven’t gotten around to yet”I’ve now read Gatsby three times and I admit that on my first reading during like handfuls of others my senior year English class I wasn’t particularly fond of the book; I believe I used the adjective “overrated” on numerous occasions Daisy Buchanan seemed like a twit of a woman and I found Jay Gatsby to be pathetically clawing in his attempt to attain her Nick my guide only annoyed me further with his apparent hero worshiping of a man I found one dimensional and his adoration for the kind of woman I’ve seen other men purport to be goddesses but in fact are dim witted simpletons with nice figures Over my two subseuent readings—pushed along by friends whose judgment I trusted and who swore the book was “so funny and ironic”—I discovered within Fitzgerald’s fable a sardonic social wit and a heavily layered critiue of the American Dream the poor working woman rising above his or her social situation to discover money conuers all Fitzgerald has a discerning ability for sharp critiues of the economically privileged and like Jane Austin has an ear for realistic bantering dialogue Through Nick’s narration we see a world that so many Americans dream of its enviableness only further accentuated by our open disdain for it a life of endless parties delicious food beautiful clothes and Paris Hilton Nick who’s paradoxically drawn to his cousin Daisy’s and her husband Tom’s lifestyle with gloating contempt echoes the contemporary American idolization of an elite lifestyle that none but a select few attain We watch Daisy with her voice that “sounds of money” flit about with uncompromising shallowness and vivacious school girl frivolity and through her see so many of the inconseuential remarks and actions others as well as ourselves have made for the sheer sake of “having a good time” In spite of her frivolity and weak disposition we become like Gatsby “overwhelmingly aware of the youth and mystery that wealth imprisons and preserves of the freshness of many clothes and of Daisy gleaming like silver safe and proud above the hot struggles of the poor”Through Gatsby’s veneration of Daisy we not only imagine what so many Americans desire success but also we see the goal and glittering fixation of all humanity beauty And like many Americans in the throes of Capitalism Gatsby believes that money can buy beauty as well as love Fitzgerald articulates this disillusion with haunting force particularly voiced through Nick’s obsessive repulsion with the extravagant society his social status has allowed him and the sadness he finds while watching a “working man” attempt to enter it One critiue of The Great Gatsby which could also be argued as a positive is the limited scope of action and themes Fitzgerald chooses to encapsulate We only see the wealthy elite or people wanting to be the wealthy elite and only Nick really has any depth of characterization Unlike a tome such as War and Peace Gatsby fails to have numerous interwoven plotlines within a grand historical context Yes the Jazz Age is the novel’s backdrop but Fitzgerald fails to engage in any discussion beyond a summer

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read The Great Gatsby kindle Å Paperback Ç f. scott fitzgerald ò Alternate Cover Edition ISBN 0743273567 ISBN13 9780743273565The Great Gatsby F Scott Fitzgerald's third book stands as the supreme achievement of his career This exemplary novel of the Jazz Age has been acclaimed by generations of readers The Cclaimed by generations of readers The story is of the fabulously wealthy Jay Gatsby and his new love for the beautiful Daisy Buchanan of lavish parties on Long Island at a time when The New York Times no Jay Gatsby you poor doomed bastard You were ahead of your time If you would have pulled your scam after the invention of reality TV you would have been a huge star on a show like The Bachelor and a dozen shameless Daisy types would have thrown themselves at you Mass media and modern fame would have embraced the way you tried to push your way into a social circle you didn’t belong to in an effort to fulfill a fool’s dream as your entire existence became a lie and you desperately sought to rewrite history to an ending you wanted You had a talent for it Jay but a modern PR expert would have made you bigger than Kate Gosselin Your knack for self promotion and over the top displays of wealth to try and buy respectability would have fit right in these days I can just about see you on a red carpet with Paris Hilton And the ending would have been different No aftermath for rich folks these days Lawyers and pay off money would have uietly settled the matter No harm no foul But then you’d have realized how worthless Daisy really was at some point I’m sure you couldn’t have dealt with that So maybe it is better that your story happened in the Jazz Age where you could keep your illusions intact to the bitter endThe greatest American novel? I don’t know if there is such an animal But I think you'd have to include this one in the conversation