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It's also a love story, of sorts, the narrative of Gatsby's quixotic passion for Daisy Buchanan. The pair meet five years before the novel begins, when Daisy is a legendary young Louisville beauty and Gatsby an impoverished officer. They fall in love, but while Gatsby serves overseas, Daisy marries the brutal, bullying but extremely rich Tom Buchanan. After the war, Gatsby devotes himself blindly to the pursuit of wealth by whatever means--and to the pursuit of Daisy, which amounts to the same thing. "Her voice is full of money," Gatsby says admiringly, in one of the novel's more famous descriptions. His millions made, Gatsby buys a mansion across Long Island Sound from Daisy's patrician East Egg address, throws lavish parties and waits for her to appear. When s he does, events unfold with all the tragic inevitability of a Greek drama, with detached, cynical neighbour Nick Carraway acting as chorus throughout. Spare, elegantly plotted and written in crystalline prose, The Great Gatsby is as perfectly satisfying as the best kind of poem. Perry Freeman, Amazon.com --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
a supposed classic, ordered as never read it. Vastly overated novel to my mind, slow to get going and never did really get going at all.Published 7 days ago by Amazon Customer
I like books that make me react to the characters because it makes them memorable. This book definitely has a great many differing characters with their own agendas and it is... Read morePublished 9 days ago by Robyn Cain
It makes you think about language and prose all over again; its years since I last did properly. You do have to watch his little asides or you will wonder how some person or place... Read morePublished 11 days ago by Andrew Simpson
An great story, but somehow, apart from Jimmy Getz, the characters are not fleshed out enough for me.Published 11 days ago by Richard