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message 1: by Judith (new)

Judith Yes his style is great

message 2: by Mary (new)

Mary Hunter Insightful and fun to read. Rolls's is sharp and I imagine talking books with him would be a delightful experience. Great job!

message 3: by Tracy O (new)

Tracy O Wow! What a great review. Thank you.

message 4: by Maciek (new)

Maciek Brilliant! Reflects my feelings perfectly.

message 5: by Sam (new)

Sam An astute, insightful and well written review. You've made me see something I hadn't before, that Daisy cries about the shirts but not (as far as we know) about the woman she mowed down. Thank you. I'm copying your review for my files!

message 6: by Gabby (new)

Gabby This is, for me, a very insightful review that approaches the book from an entirely different perspective than my own. I think you've given Fitzgerald credit for reporting on the times in which he lived. I viewed it as Fitzgerald's association with the elitist system he writes about. I cannot change my opinion of the book as a novel, but I do appreciate your take on it and can certainly admit that maybe I missed something.

message 7: by Shoba (new)

Shoba Sriaiyer You write well too.

message 8: by Krystle (new)

Krystle This is exactly perfect, this review!

message 9: by Phil (new)

Phil Great review. I find that some criticise Gatsby for not being what the critics say it is, rather than what it actually IS - ie they review the book's reputation, rather than the words in front of them. It's a perfect gem, putting a tiny portion of society under a microscope to expose its hollow heart. To criticise it for not being all-encompassing is like criticising Jane Austen for her "square inch of ivory" or The Grapes of Wrath for being just about poor people. What *IS* "The Great American (English / Irish / French ....) Novel" anyway? Nothing more than an impossible chimera and any author chasing it tends to disappear up their own fundament. I say again, great review - thanks for putting it up :)

message 10: by Tracey (new)

Tracey aching to read this and I have the most delicious edition to read too

message 11: by Edison (new)

Edison Carter Another explanation for Daisy's cry would be that she finally realized how far he had gone for her, and suddenly felt ashamed she didn't waited for him. Her shame was so strong, so painful, all she was capable to respond to Gatsby (who asked her why 'what is wrong') was that apparently trivial remark. She had no idea what to say except something she thought would be 'proper'.

message 12: by Jennifer (new)

Jennifer This was a really good review. Well written and expressed. Nice.

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