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The Great Gatsby
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on June 24, 2014
I read this book for the first time in high school, so when I had to analyze it for one of my college courses I was quite excited.
Of course this book have been cross-analyzed in every way possible, that's what makes this book so wonderful. People can get their own conclusions about Gatsby, Nick, and Daisy and no one is particularly wrong. It is a quick read and for the price that I paid on Amazon, it can't be beat.
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on June 20, 2013
I give this book a high rating because it held my interest, I loved the characters, and I couldn't put it down. I wanted to read the book before I saw the movie, and I never was assigned this text in school, so I decided to buy it on Amazon. Once I finished the book, I had no desire to see the movie, and I have yet to view the film. I'm sure I will see it some day, but for now, I'm satisfied with what I read in the book.
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on June 3, 2013
Like so many others I read this in high school. At the time I was moved by the tragedy of love lost; all that touches the heart and imagination of a young girl. This time around, I detached from the drama which I found to be one-noted. I enjoyed, however, descriptions of the era and a greater appreciation for Fizgerald and his writing style. What else will I newly discover with his other books? I intend to find out.
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on June 3, 2013
I've decided to read this title before watching the new movie, and have to say that I am pleasantly surprised by the clever ease of language used by the author. The story, told from a first person point of view by a fellow named Nick Carroway, literally flows, and kept me engaged till the very last sentence with its witty remarks, and thoughtful elaboration of the high society, which could easily translate into present
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VINE VOICEon February 28, 2009
I didn't fully appreciate this in high school when it was required reading. Now that I am older I decided to read it again. This time I was able to absorb the book from an adult perspective. The story could be set in modern times, the language would be slightly less refined though. The characters were well developed, and their motivations were clear. It was an insightful read with a tragic feel throughout.

Must read!
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on June 7, 2013
I was not impressed. Not much happened. I didn't feel connected to the characters. I think that was mainly because I didn't really get to know them. I'm an avid reader and should have been able to read this in a day and it took me just over a week. I'm not sure how this became a classic. My daughter drug me to the movie after I read the book. I don't think I've ever said this before, but I liked the movie better.
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on June 5, 2013
I have already been contacted (due to my disappointed) by the seller. This pictured item is not what I received. It was not the book text I was searching for but this pictured cover. The seller has explained it was amazon that put the picture up of this original cover which they no longer have available.............so they sent me the same book with a different cover. It was the original cover that I was searching for.
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on May 30, 2013
Well -told story of dreams unfulfilled, disconnected self-involved characters with no concerns for others except as it affects their lives based on their emotions of the moment. An element of society that exists to day for money and their own pleasure. The narrator, Nick, struggles with this group of people and sometimes joins and then leaves them entirely although he is fascinated by Gatsby and the choices he makes.
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on July 4, 2013
This is a book that I would never read cover to cover. I was disappointed in the story line and the content of the book. However, I did enjoy listening to the audio book in my vehicle. The reader of the book adds inflections and voice tonations that a person does not do when reading a book by yourself. The book is excellently read. I am glad to have listened to it, because now I have no desire to go see the movie. STH
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on June 5, 2013
Years and years ago I read The Great Gatsby and couldn't figure out what was so great. This time, I have a lot more experience behind me and I really appreciated the tale of obsession and searching. The language itself was enjoyable, and that too would have been missed when reading it in my youth. I recommend this book to all but it will hold more meaning for those who have experienced some wins and losses in life.
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