Book Post: The Great Gatsby
Now on One Great (Inter)war: The Great Gatsby, a 1925 novel(la) by F.Scott Fitzgerald.
It’s time for a revelation. I am in my mid-twenties, and until a month ago, I had never read the Great Gatsby. Gasp, I know. Well, I picked up the gorgeous vintage imprint recently, and one quiet Sunday afternoon while sitting with my grandmother (who can’t be left alone), I read it cover to cover. This will be a short review, both because it’s a short book, and because it has only glancing reference to World War I, which is, after all, the theme of this blog.
Anyway, the Great Gatsby. I enjoyed this book a lot - more than I expected to. I think if it had been any longer than it was, Fitzgerald’s writing style would have started to wear on me, but it was a well-written, well-plotted, perfectly self-contained narrative that really sucker-punched me with its cleverness.