I had to read this in English class, so I am sorry if I drift into a school-like analytical style, but I have to say that I actually enjoyed this book. In the beginning it is quite hard to read, the language is romantic and descriptive and there is not a lot of action in this book. However this is one of the rare books that get so much better as soon as you start to analyse the sh*t out of it. A lot of the characterisation is hidden, and reading gets so much better when you start to see what each character stands for. Ther is a lot to read between the lines, the themes are developed through stylistic devices. Gatsby, for example, is a man who lives in the past and he tries to repeat it without realising that he can't. The theme of dreams but also that money doesn't buy happiness is one of the main messages. The last sentence (the last page generally) of the book is so amazing and goosebump creating...
"So we beat on, boats against the current, borne back ceaselessly into the past."
There is not much action and it is not a nice book to read. This is a book that you need to analyse because otherwise it is just complicated and random words on a page that form an average story. The Great Gatsby is more about character development and theme (that's why you read it at school, probably...). But it's a classic that is worth reading.
I hope this wan't too much of an analysis.
Here is the link for the trailer for the new movie. Please read the book first though!! The movie is cool but not necessarily correct all the time.
Just two young ladies who need to spread their love for books.
What kind of book is in which category?