The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald (Book Review)

Title: The Great Gatsby
Author: F. Scott Fitzgerald
Rating: 2/5

One of the reasons why I bought this is book is the movie Midnight in Paris (2011) with Owen Wilson and Rachel McAdams as the main actors. I got so intrigued with the lives of people in the 1920’s and since then, I suddenly felt some interest about the authors of those times like the author of this book , including Ernest Hemingway.

Though I’ve given this book a low rating, it still taught me one good lesson.

“Reserving judgement is a matter of infinite hope. Whenever you feel like criticizing anyone, just remember that all the people in the world haven’t had the advantage that you’ve had.”

It was beautifully written but I find this book a tease because I was dying to know the main character, Jay Gatsby (and since it’s in the third person point of view, I don’t feel that much connected with it. It would have been better if it’s the main character’s point or if not, Daisy’s. The protagonist’s love interest) but, he wasn’t included until the first 1/3 part of the book and when he did, nothing was really so surprising about it. I had a hard time finishing it and  actually didn’t read the whole book. When I tried to look for any plot in other sites like Wikipedia, it didn’t gave me anything exciting or something to look forward to.

Anyhoo, here are the quotes you could love from the novel. And here are some Life Lesson from this novel according to Huffingtonpost.

“Then came the war, old sport, it was a great relief and I tried very hard to die but it seemed to bear an enchanted life.”

“The rich get richer and the poor gets children.”

“No amount of fire or freshness can challenge what a man will store up in his ghostly heart.”

“That voice held him most, with its fluctuating, feverish warmth because it couldn’t be over dreamed. That voice was a deathless song.”

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Trixie Ricablanca Angeles, RN

Chief Blogging Officer at Books in My Baggage
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