The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald
My rating: 4 of 5 stars
I reread this novel for maybe the 4th or 5th time, because many people I respect in these matters love this book. Maybe because I read Kevin's copy that is both underlined and highlighted- not sure what the code there was- but I finally appreciate this book a lot more. Appreciating how well-written it is, and liking it are not exactly the same thing. In fact, now that I appreciate the deeper thoughts behind the action of the story, I find this novel deeply depressing. In this world view, even if people were better behaved, I suspect they'd still be terribly unhappy.
5 stars for the writing, -1 star for the depression I've plummeted into after reading it.
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