The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald
Rating: ★ ★ ★ ☆ ☆
THE 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 story of the fabulously wealthy Jay Gatsby and his love for the beautiful Daisy Buchanan, of lavish parties on Long Island at a time when The New York Times noted “gin was the national drink and sex the national obsession,” it is an exquisitely crafted tale of America in the 1920s.
Yup, three stars. Again. I don’t know why I thought it’d be different this time. This book is always ruined for me by the completely uninspired main character. Does he have a single thought within his head? Nope. He’s nothing but an outside observer to the frenetic chaos that rages all around him. And because of this, I always feel detached from the story and the drama surrounding Daisy and Gatsby.
Womp, womp. I wonder if there are retellings of this…