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The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald
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really liked it
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I enjoyed this book. Fitzgerald's style is pleasing. I like the setting (the Lost Generation) a great deal. Interestingly, the characters were semi-likable, but mostly I'm pleased I don't know them personally. I'm glad not to be Jay Gatsby's neighbor. Fitzgerald did a good job capturing the destructive selfishness of his generation and sad paradox that, as they strove to move forward, they were inescapably losing ground. The last chapter was my favorite. Fitzgerald painted a haunting picture of the slow-moving and expansive Mid-West and of its children trying to make their way in the urbane East.
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Reading Progress

November 28, 2012 – Started Reading
November 28, 2012 – Shelved
November 28, 2012 –
page 40
22.22%
December 7, 2012 –
page 110
61.11%
December 9, 2012 – Shelved as: fiction
December 9, 2012 – Finished Reading

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