A true classic of American literature. The Great Gatsby celebrates a heightened sensibility to the promises of life, an American capacity for hope that remains unsullied even by the falsity of what it pursues. Fitzgerald’s clean, elegant style evokes to perfection the glitter and charm of the Jazz Age, as well as the falseness of its values. Gatsby embodies the naive American notion that it is possible to invent oneself and persuade the world to accept that definition. Gatsby’s youthful neighbor, Nick Carraway, fascinated by both the display of enormous wealth and the essential integrity that he perceives in Gatsby’s vision, becomes his confidante and accomplice in his plan to capture the heart of Daisy Buchanan.
This novel is about shallow people who live for the titles and not for the actual quality of the people they are surrounded by. This elegant novel was most enjoyed this time round where I got to listen to it.
I tend to enjoy this novel with each time I read / listen to it. Although I do feel Nick is a little biased at times. However, I am obsessed with this read.