The timeless story of Jay Gatsby and his love for Daisy Buchanan is widely acknowledged to be the closest thing to the Great American Novel ever written.
Publisher: Caedmon; Unabridged edition (October 1, 2002)
My thoughts: This book, a story taking place in the '20s written in the 20s was remarkable to me. The characters, mostly shallow personalities, came to life. The writing was beautiful, the descriptions painted in word. I liked that the story was told with little outside information to clutter it. I enjoyed "reading" it for the prose although I don't usually like reading such tragic stories. In the end I felt sad for Gatsby. Even though he gained his wealth through criminal activities he showed loyalty and love which lacked in the object of his devotion, Daisy. Guess I'll have to watch the movie again. I listened to this on my iPod.
SparkNotes for The Great Gatsby.
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