Book Reviews

The Great Gatsby – Book Review

  • Author: F. Scott Fitzgerald
  • Paperback: 200 pages
  • Publisher: Fingerprint! Publishing; First edition (2014)
  • Language: English

My Review

It all began in the jolly ambiance with food and chatter, it proceeded with chance meetings and certain rendezvous, it held on to its own pace with a few unbelievable revelations, scattered characters, and their stories, and it ended with one thing – So we beat on, boats against the current, borne back ceaselessly into the past.

The Great Gatsby is a slow but penetrating tale of a man who meets a tragic end. A life he lived amidst glam and glitz drowns altogether in the cacophony of his death. His fortune, the one he built with utmost pain and struggle, grapples to keep him alive in the end. So much to read in this book, so much to absorb, and so much attention it would demand from you.

Not all characters intrigue you. In fact, their idiosyncrasies might beat the hell out of you but still, love and ambition will reach you. Despite a laggard narrative that seems to be dragging or boring at places, a certain flame of human behavior will engulf you. The ugly truth would stare you coldly when after immense socializing too, Gatsby’s funeral sees none who were actually supposed to be there. How the world changes in a flash of a moment, read this The Great American Novel to know. And finally, you learn –

“Let us learn to show our friendship for a man when he is alive and not after he is dead.”


9 thoughts on “The Great Gatsby – Book Review

  1. As a lit major who has studied TGG in high school and grad school at the university, then taught it in a community college and read it for my book club, I congratulate you on your fine, introspective review! I never tire of your fresh-takes on classics and more recent novels! Keep up the good writing and good work.

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    1. Wow! You have got an exposure to great books right from your school days. This is truly amazing. And, thank you for taking time out to read my blogs and always providing a constructive criticism.

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  2. I think your review is damn honest. It doesn’t give me too much hope from the book and yet intrigues me. Thank you for sharing!

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  3. Well-written Khyati. Just downloaded the kindle version and was looking for a review. The beginning pages do seem a bit monotonous though. A lil tip: You can give star ratings to your reviews too! Thanks 🙂

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