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on July 12, 2013
For the life of me I don't understand why people regard this book with so much praise. I read this because some how I missed it in school and my Wife was really excited for the movie. The whole time I was reading it I kept thinking "This is keeping up with the Kardashian's, the 1920's version." The people in this book were not relatable and I didn't care for any of them. I am sure plenty of people love it, but it did nothing for me.
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on June 20, 2013
I grew up in metro NY. It's preposterous that a handful of strangers in that teeming anthill could have interacted as Fitzgerald portrays, but the beautifully drawn characters, laser-perfect dialogue, and magical flights of language overwhelm the absurd coincidences that drive the story. For those who respect the mother tongue, this book is a bygone bit of brain candy. Utterly satisfying, all the way through the haunting closing paragraph.
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on October 1, 1998
The Great Gatsby portrays much of many rich mans' life today. It is a book about a mysterious man who everyone seems to know about. He lives in a huge mansion and has parties all the time. When he meets Daisy he falls in love with her and pursue to get her with his riches which will be very succesful. It is a story in which you can relate to many lives that is happening today. It's a good book to read and I recommend it to others.
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on December 17, 1997
As an English major I've come across numerous examples of excellent literature. Fitzgerald's _The Great Gatsby_ is, in my opinion, THE definitive American literary classic. The author's use of language, characterization, and subtle symbolism is simply amazing! The last line of this novel has become one of the most hauntingly beautiful lines in literary history. Do yourself a great favor and read this novel--my highest possible praises!
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on June 3, 2013
The Great Gatsby is quite an interesting book, based in the 1920's this book represents the search for The American dream and the power of love between two characters
As someone who does not enjoy reading many books; I read this book for my English class and I have to say it is one of the better books I have read in high school so far.

bottom line: I would recommend this book to anyone who likes mysteries and a good story.
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on November 29, 2013
I've read Gatsby a few times now. It goes without saying that it is one of the greatest American novels of all time. The point of view of Nick Carraway is what makes Gatsby so unique. He leads us into a world of complicated characters whose motivations are clear to everyone but themselves. The story reads as a bit of a mystery and a tragedy. The reader can't help but ask: who is Gatsby? A question that is only answered with his downfall.
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on August 21, 2013
It was different from other books I've read. The writing was good but some of it didn't make sense. I think it's a good book to read for a book club to discuss because there was a lot between the lines of this book that I probably missed. I'm sure there was symbolism such as the green light at the end of Daisy's dock. I think F. Scott Fitzgerald was trying to convey the message that it is dangerous to try to go back and reclaim the past.
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As an English graduate, I'd been assigned to read The Great Gatsby many times over my school career. I dutifully read the book, dissected it for symbolism, analyzed it for style, wrote the required papers and moved on. It wasn't until I read this book just because I wanted to that I really read it! WOW! What a book! I think I'll go back and read The Scarlet Letter now that it isn't assigned. I might just enjoy that too. It could happen!
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on January 25, 2008
I picked up this book after about 12 years and I have to say I loved it just as much the second time around. Fitzgerald's descriptive ability is effortless and filled with beautiful imagery that stays with you forever. Everything just jumps off the pages and makes you feel as if you are in the book itself, partying at Gatsby's mansion or lounging with Daisy Buchanan. It is a beautiful book, a MUST read, and definitely a true classic!
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on September 5, 2003
The book, The Great Gatsby, is about a man, Jay Gatsby who embodies the very essence of the decade known as the Roaring Twenties. A wealthy man, obsessed with material possessions, Gatsby is convinced that through these he can obtain happiness, and more importantly, the heart of the woman he loves. He finds however, that his wealth and possessions can do nothing to give him personal fulfillment, and that they are of no worth in the end.
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