I borrowed this book from the Basic Education Library of my college, or more likely my student borrowed this for me since we are not allowed to borrow book but at the College Library. There are lots of books in their library that I really wanted to read. So most probably I am going to ask this student again to borrow this and that book again for me.
The narrator of the story, I was surprised to found out, is Nick Carraway and not the man from the title Mr. Gatsby. But nevertheless, this still gave me enough vision of the life of Jay Gatsby. Through Nick’s eyes, I also met the other characters in the story; I met his second cousin, Daisy Buchanan, her large and aggressive husband, Tom Buchanan, and Jordan Baker, who quickly becomes a romantic interest for our narrator.
I like this book because I didn’t find it really hard to understand. As a beginner reader, I wanted to read those books that are light like this one. It can definitely be appreciated and understood on some levels by teenagers.
This book was a surprise. This book is a rarity. Its combination of the setting, scandal, and themes about love and greed make for a book that both appeals to readers and makes a greater social statement. I love it and all of the deep contradictions swimming around its heart. At once a scathing indictment on the erosion of the American Dream, but also a bittersweet love letter to the unfailing optimism of the American people. Call it dignified futility…obstinate hopefulness. Whatever you call it, this novel is shiny and gorgeous, written with a sort of breezy pretension that seems to mirror the loose morality of the story. Rarely have I come across a book whose style so perfectly enhances its subject matter.
All in all, I’m glad to have read it so I can now say that I’ve read it, and this I recommend to those who is not yet ready to read Jane Austen.
Rating 4.5/5 stars