theacclaimedcritics:

THE GREAT GATSBY
Buy on Amazon
Review by: John Kenneth
★★★★☆ 
     This review has been on the back burner for about a week now simply because I fail to think of something insightful to say about this American Classic. I figured anyone interested in a Great Gatsby review wants one that explores some of the themes and symbolism. How Daisy Buchanan was some sort of unobtainable American Dream Gatsby had reached for. Or how it is F. Scott Fitzgerald’s allegory of the decadence of the American Dream in the 1920’s. I simply did not get any of that from reading the Great Gatsby. All I realized was how much I enjoyed the writing style and story. 
     Daisy and Gatsby seem to be idealistic and hopeless romantics. They want to be swept away with an amazing love affair. Gatsby is so blinded by his love for Daisy that he goes to the extreme of building himself an empire and throwing a lot of parties. I found his character, along with Daisy to be quite shallow. On the other hand, I loved Nick since he was not like any of them.
     The Great Gatsby was a fairly quick read for me and I loved every bit of it. The characters are flawed and realistic. They yearn for more even though they already have so much. 

theacclaimedcritics:

THE GREAT GATSBY
Buy on Amazon
Review by: John Kenneth

★★★★☆ 

     This review has been on the back burner for about a week now simply because I fail to think of something insightful to say about this American Classic. I figured anyone interested in a Great Gatsby review wants one that explores some of the themes and symbolism. How Daisy Buchanan was some sort of unobtainable American Dream Gatsby had reached for. Or how it is F. Scott Fitzgerald’s allegory of the decadence of the American Dream in the 1920’s. I simply did not get any of that from reading the Great Gatsby. All I realized was how much I enjoyed the writing style and story. 

     Daisy and Gatsby seem to be idealistic and hopeless romantics. They want to be swept away with an amazing love affair. Gatsby is so blinded by his love for Daisy that he goes to the extreme of building himself an empire and throwing a lot of parties. I found his character, along with Daisy to be quite shallow. On the other hand, I loved Nick since he was not like any of them.

     The Great Gatsby was a fairly quick read for me and I loved every bit of it. The characters are flawed and realistic. They yearn for more even though they already have so much. 

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My days had a pleasant identicalness about them. I had always liked that. I liked routine. I liked being bored. I didn’t want to, but I did.

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So we beat on, boats against the current, borne back ceaselessly into the past.

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