I must not have taken the right High School English class, because I never read The Great Gatsby until a few weeks ago. It was one of those books that you hear is amazing, but figure it can only be so-so, because really…what book ever lives up to the hype?
I’m here to tell you -- it really is amazing.
And now I find myself dreaming of 1920s parties in Long Island mansions, flapper dresses, and top-down convertible rides into the city.
“Gatsby believed in the green light, the orgastic future that year by year recedes before us. It eluded us then, but that’s no matter — tomorrow we will run faster, stretch out our arms farther…. And one fine morning —
So we beat on, boats against the current, borne back ceaselessly into the past.“
- The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald
What book exceeded your expectations?