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The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald
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Apr 14, 2016

really liked it
bookshelves: 1001-books, rereads, there-s-a-movie-too, lit_fic
Read from September 16 to 19, 2012

since i think it's required in the vast majority of American classrooms, i read this right along with everyone else somewhen in high school, and utterly hated it.

wow, what a difference 2 decades makes.

the prose is just lovely, and Fitzgerald had a marvelous talent at metaphor (descriptive and lush, without being too damn clever for its own good). it's a relatively simple story of love and yearning for things you can't have (or never could), and i guess my teenager brain wasn't emotionally mature enough for subtle glances across the room and quiet desperation.
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message 1: by Suz (new) - rated it 4 stars

Suz You know I fucking loved this book, even when we were in high school :)


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