From the Bookshelf of The Novel 100

The Great Gatsby
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October 1, 2011
Finish date
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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Oct 20, 2011 rated it liked it
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
May 03, 2013 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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)
Mar 28, 2011 rated it it was amazing
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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!
Oct 24, 2011 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: literature, favorites
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!
Dec 12, 2011 rated it it was amazing
Brilliant multi-level novel of America in 1920s.
Jul 19, 2011 rated it it was amazing
Kyle Henrichs
Jan 20, 2012 rated it it was amazing
Jan 07, 2012 rated it it was amazing
Dec 05, 2012 marked it as to-read
Shawn Lauzon
Dec 21, 2013 marked it as to-read
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Nov 04, 2012 rated it liked it
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May 11, 2011 rated it it was ok
Shelves: owned, re-read
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Laura Prindable
May 15, 2014 marked it as to-read
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Janet Aileen
Jul 08, 2010 rated it it was ok
Apr 25, 2009 marked it as to-read
Jun 07, 2008 rated it it was ok
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