Book of the Month: May 2014

The Great Gatsby – F. Scott Fitzgerald – 5 stars

I’d been meaning to read this for so long! I finally got around to it last month, and I really really enjoyed it.

The plot follows Nick Carraway (AKA biggest third wheel in history) who witnesses the unfolding of a complex romance between his mysterious neighbour, Gatsby, and the married woman who lives across the lake from them.

It’s so refreshing to read a classic that is so accessible to a modern audience, while still dealing with profound issues. F. Scott Fitzgerald was a brilliant writer.

What I found really helpful for getting my head round this novel was going through an analysis of the themes and characters. (Watch John Green’s 2 part discussion on ‘Crash course’ – the first part is here)

If you haven’t already, I highly recommend this book – it’s relatively short and smooth to read without forfeiting the thought-provoking issues we’d expect to be addressed by such a timeless novel.

Let me know what you thought of this book!

Thanks for reading and have a lovely day.



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