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The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald
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Apr 24, 2011

it was amazing

So, this is supposed to be the the great American novel, huh? Well, personally I'm not sure about that right now although I can understand why many people tend classify it as such. The Great Gatsby is certainly a splendid, beautiful written and scathing indictment of American culture; a cynical and accurate depiction of the crumbling American dream after WWI (which is of course, still prevalent today) caused by rampant moral depravity and superficial materialism. The corruption of moral and ethical values with greed and selfishness creates displacement in the individual where a self-identity is tied only wealth and social rank. It seems that nothing much has changed with American culture since the 1920's and perhaps Fitzgerald was right, maybe that green-light will always be out of reach.
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Reading Progress

April 24, 2011 – Started Reading
April 24, 2011 – Shelved
April 24, 2011 –
page 4
2.22% "Ok, lets see what all the fuss is about."
April 25, 2011 –
page 103
57.22% "Hoping to finish it today. Pretty damn good so far."
April 25, 2011 – Finished Reading

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