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From dread to love in one book,
This review is from: The Great Gatsby (Wordsworth Classics) (Paperback)
I had to read The Great Gatsby for my A-level English. I was dreading it. I love classic books but this is one book i have never had the desire to read as the pre conceptions i have of the 1920's put me off.
All I can say now is thank you to AQA for making me read this. I have changed views on the book which was superb and of the 1920's.
My only critism would be the ending. I never wanted it to end.
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Initial post: 21 Jul 2012 09:59:22 BDT
Mr. R. E. Mason says:
Thank you for your essential thoughts, so simply and eloquently expressed.
I notice that this book ranks number 2 in the all-time-great-books by one panel of 'expert' judges, and no. 13 by a panel of 'lay' judges. (I wonder if you have such a thing as an 'all time favourite book'...it must be hard to choose I'd imagine ?).
In reply to an earlier post on 24 Apr 2013 16:06:24 BDT
Dan Smith says:
Hi Mr R.E. Mason - sorry to bump in but I love The Eight Days of Luke by Diana Wynne Jones. It's a childrens' book so can't really be measured against The Great Gatsby, but if you have a youngster in the house buy them a copy.
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