From the Bookshelf of The Novel 100

The Great Gatsby
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October 1, 2011
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October 30, 2011
Book 20-The Great Gatsby
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Book 20 on the List (I've already read it so I've chosen two books this month to read.)

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Miranda's review
By Miranda · 7 posts · 9 views
last updated Apr 10, 2012 01:25PM

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This list has been good for me. I read The Great Gatsby as a teen and didn't like. I remembered nothing else about the book except that I had liked one quote in it which I remembered writing in my quote book. By reading book's on this list and refreshing my memory of ones I read a long time ago I am hopeful that I will have a much firmer grasp on the books 20 or even 30 years from now. If nothing else, like my quote book of my teen years, this blog will remind me a little about the feelings and ...more
I teach this novel, so I've read it more times than I can count, but still I am struck each time with Fitzgerald's language, the lines that I simply want to repeat over and over for the sheer poetry of them.

Without question, this is my favorite novel, and a gorgeous look at American society and the dreams--or lies--it promises to us all.
Laura Frey (Reading in Bed)
When I finished this book, I turned to page 1 and started over again.

I can only describe it as the best description of nothing - emptiness, loneliness, people with no past and no future - that I've ever read. It broke my heart!
Re-read this book before watching the new movie. Anxious to see the new Hollywood adaptation. Cary Mulligan and Leo should make a great Daisy and Gatsby!
Brilliant multi-level novel of America in 1920s.
Laura Prindable
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Dec 21, 2013 Shawn Lauzon marked it as to-read
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