Monday, April 8, 2013

The Great Gatsby


I read this book for the first time as a junior in high school. Reading books for a grade is always a different experience than reading them just because you want to. I decided to reread this book because of Leonardo DiCaprio's new movie coming out May 10, 2013 (See the trailor here). I love watching books that I've read be made into movies (and one starring Leo is an added plus.) As I started seeing previews, I realized I really didn't remember what the old classic was about. I remembered Gatsby's parties, a yellow/cream car, and a lady named Daisy; but to be honest that was about it. I didn't want to go into the movie and have to be reminded of the story thought the movie... because let's face it, we know that Hollywood is going to mess it up somewhere.

I read the book over spring break.Just as before I was blown away by the story. Fitzgerald has an ability to use only 4-6 sentences to describe what some others take up pages for. I feel that if this book would have been written today it would not have gotten as much hype, though. Still a great book. I loved it just as much the second time, if not more.

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