The Great Gatsby: F Scott Fitzgerald

The Great Gatsby, as the name suggests, is about a middle aged, extremely rich man, Gatsby. It gives a glimpse of Gatsby’s life – his lifestyle, his freinds, his interests and more importantly, the biggest irony of life.

The Great Gatsby has one of the best opening that I have come across. As soon as you start reading the first word, you are totally into the story. The book is quite small in size and has your attention in every page. It has a nice twist in the end which comes as unexpected. The last 40-50 pages are the best part of the book.

This book is classic, and as it so often happens with me, I didn’t love this classic. I wouldn’t say the book was bad. There was nothing in it that made me close it, but in the same way, there was nothing in it which made me love it. Yes, the book is well written, the irony is wonderfully portrayed – but still, the book didn’t work for me.

I tend to like books which make me pause and think – I should take back something from the book. And in case of The Great Gatsby, there was nothing I took back with me apart from this beautiful quote:

“Whenever you feel like criticizing someone, just remember that all the people in this world haven’t had the advantages that you’ve had.”

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3 Responses to “The Great Gatsby: F Scott Fitzgerald”

  1. Anonymous Says:

    i have to disagree with you. i think there is a significant about of life lessons one can get out of this novel. the last page is the best. likewise, i stopped throughout the book and thought, wow! i absolutly love this book!

  2. Anonymous Says:

    I have to agree with anonymous – I have read this book many times and i always find it thrilling. You have to look a little deeper to truly be enlightened by the life lessons that fitzgerald is implying-

  3. Anaamica Says:

    I am sure there are many people who love this book and would read it again and again. Over time I have realized I don’t have what it takes to appreciate a classic and hence keeping away from classics as much as possible.


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