Good Morning! So, today I am being an extremely keen student and I am in the blogging to you from the library on a Saturday, (starting to feel like I love here and its only october!) Anyway, today the question is, ‘A book you thought you wouldn’t like but ended up loving! Extremely hard question again but I have a very definite answer and that is the Great Gatsby!
Yes, an odd answer but I was forced to read this book when I was at school, (like most other people that studied English Literature at school,) and I really didn’t like. However as I continued to study and understand the plot and the characters I fell in love with the glitz and glamour contrasted strongly with the decay of the American Dream.
Now I know most of you will have read this, but if you haven’t come across this brilliant book here’s a quick plot synopsis. The Great Gatsby is a 1925 novel written by American author F. Scott Fitzgerald that follows a cast of characters living in the fictional town of West Egg on prosperous Long Island in the summer of 1922. The story primarily concerns the young and mysterious millionaire Jay Gatsby and his quixotic passion for the beautiful Daisy Buchanan. Considered to be Fitzgerald’s magnum opus, The Great Gatsby explores themes of decadence, idealism, resistance to change, social upheaval, and excess, creating a portrait of the Jazz Age that has been described as a cautionary tale regarding the American Dream.
I loved the book and if you want to read book you can find my review of the book in my reviews section! Ciao!
(Also, I know this is the film poster but if you haven’t seen it go get a copy I promise it will not dissapoint!)