Ain’t no party like a Gatsby party!
Hello everyone, I’m back with another classic and another re-read. This time it’s The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald.
I never had to read this in my high school English classes, although all the other teachers seemed to have their students read it. Not wanting to be left out (and also because I was a nerd who liked reading all the required books), I bought a cheap copy at Books-a-Million. I’ll admit, it was a bit slow. And Gatsby’s infatuation with Daisy, while sweet, was also a bit creepy. But this is still classified as one of my favorite classics.
The 1920s are such a fascinating time to learn about. I mean, it was the Roarin’ 20s, with flappers and lavish parties. Everything seemed somewhat happy and exciting in those days, and Fitzgerald seems to capture that magical element in his novels.
I was recently watching the movie with Leonardo DiCaprio, and suddenly had the urge to reread this. There is something about Gatsby that pulls you in. Maybe it’s the same fascination that all the party-goers had whenever they appeared at Gatsby’s mansion. I don’t know.
Anyway it goes, I love the story. If you haven’t read the book or seen an adaptation of the story, I highly recommend it.
Thanks for reading and I’ll talk to you soon! Bye!