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The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald
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Apr 17, 2012

it was ok
Read from March 25 to April 08, 2012

Perhaps I started to read this book with the wrong expectations, thinking the story would be moving and involving. Instead, I found a plot that seems just to bicker on until the end, like a brooklet with only very tiny whirls here and there. Throughout the whole novel, the characters and the relationships between them are superficial. I found even Gatsby´s death described in a tone that for me doesn´t really do justice to the tragedy of his life. But after all, as the Jazz Age indeed was a time full of materialism and superficial values, maybe superficiality was intended by the author as a mirror for the period. At least the novel was diverting. Nothing more and nothing less.
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