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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

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