This is my first book review on this blog 🙂 Hope you enjoy.
The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald
Published in 1925
This book started with the main character, Nick Carraway who had a affluent neighbor called Jay Gatsby. When Nick knew more about Gatsby, he found that Gatsby held party frequently, but the interesting point is that, Gatsby seldom join the party. Later, Nick discovered that Gatsby is trying to get his ex-girlfriend, Daisy back. But this is quite a impossible mission to accomplish since Daisy was married to Tom Buchanan. Of course, when Gatsby was trying to get back Daisy, he had a lot of conflicts with Tom. Later in the story, something shocking happened and led to a tragic ending.
Nick Carraway: The only character I liked in the story. Believable. Caring. Real friend of Gatsby.
Jay Gatsby: Naive guy, try to “buy” the love from Daisy with the things he have. Reminds me of Pat Peoples in Silver Lining Playbook. Tragic character.
Daisy Buchanan and Tom Buchanan: Horrible characters. Hate them.
Special Points to mention:
Hypocritical materialism – I think this term simply summarize the whole story. This is the approach which Gatsby try to win back Daisy’s love. The writer implemented this ideology to this story, to reflect the real life situation.
I love this book very much. It is beautifully written. The pace of the story is flawless. Very comfortable to read.