The Great Gatsby (BOOK REVIEW)

Kimberly T. Hennessy

ImageI’ve wanted to read this book for a long time, and now with the movie coming out, Baz Lurhmann being one of my favourite directors – it was the shove I needed to get it done, and I wasn’t disappointed.

It’s sad, sweet, and since I knew virtually nothing about the great american classic, it was also quite unexpected, and I was pleasantly surprise. Written by F. Scott Fitzgerald, and with a cool name like that, I was bound to be pleased, but seriously it is a great novel.

Set during the roaring twenties, The Great Gatsby depicts the crumbling American dream, that illusion can only carry you so far, which in Gatsby’s case is quite extensive. Gatsby, a rich, powerful man, mysterious, and alluring – women desire him, and men want to be him, but eventually the strain will shatter the illusion, the reflection, and whatever is left in…

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