So, I can hear the shouts of disbelief at my rating. Yes, that really is a 2 star rating for a book that almost everyone seemed to have liked.
I was fe...moreSo, I can hear the shouts of disbelief at my rating. Yes, that really is a 2 star rating for a book that almost everyone seemed to have liked.
I was feeling really conflicted about my feelings for this book for the most part. On the one hand, I really loved it. The writing was lovely, and for some reason I couldn't stop reading it. And, on the other hand, there was next to no plot for most of the book, and the characters whined about rich white people problems, making me unable to connect to them, and I was hoping there'd be more of the flapper lifestyle--wasn't it Fitzgerald himself who was supposed to have coined the term flapper? Wasn't he pretty much the King of the flappers?--and more on life in the roaring 20's, and the Prohibition. But all we got was rich white people getting drunk and doing things you could only do if you were rich and white, and then complaining about how their life isn't the way they wanted it to be.
Up until the last two chapters or so, it was a solid 3 star rating. Then the ending. Oh, the ending. How I hated it. It felt so random, so chaotic and disjointed from the rest of the story.
Also, I've seen people talk about how this is a love-story. Honestly, I can't see it. All I see is a guy who hasn't gotten over a girl he went out with 5 years before, and who thinks it's a game to steal her away from her husband (granted, the husband was a dick, but that's besides the point).
So yeah, this is a story I really did not like. :-/(less)