F. Scott Fitzgerald – The Great Gatsby | Review

thegreatgatsby_1925jacketThe Great Gatsby is a heartwarming and lovely novel written by the great F. Scott Fitzgerald. Through the eyes of Nick Carroway we are told the love story of his cousin Daisy and the mysterious Jay Gatsby. The amazing writing style draws you in and simply does not let you put the book down until you finish it and absorb the book completely. The novel was first published in 1925, and the aesthetic of the roaring twenties is very prominent throughout the novel, especially shown through the decadence and prohibition, along with the blooming of crime (the business of Jay Gatsby).


I am in love with this story. I adore Jay Gatsby. He is such a cutie. But Daisy I cannot stand. She truly is snobbish and very unpleasant.

It is very obvious how much Gatsby has idealized Daisy, making her the source of his only (green) light in his life. While she is quite a materialist and even though she truly loves Gatsby that is not as important to her as having financial stability, or even better, an established wealth. She is quite moody and I would also describe her as emotionally unstable. She simply does not deserve Jay Gatsby in my opinion. Or as Nick told Gatsby on the final pages of the novel: “You’re worth the whole damn bunch put together.” And I could not agree more.

Fitzgerald’s writing style is one of the most prominent and unique ones I have stumbled upon. I sincerely like it. The metaphors fit the plot like a puzzle. The story is quite fast-paced but it does not seem like you are missing out on anything.
The only thing I believe would make this phenomenal novel even better is an even more thorough characterization of Jay Gatsby. But then again, that would make him less mysterious.

This is the first book I have read for this year’s Booktube-a-thon.

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