did you read it because you wanted to,
or because you had to for school?
because i actually read it because i wanted to a couple years ago, and got assigned to read it again.
i can see how its a classic, its not the best, but it is a very good story,
you just have to like that kind of literature that takes place in a differnt time/setting
same with to kill a mocking bird
which i also thought was a wonderful book.
i didn't like to kill a mocking bird, but thats because it was assigned for school.
i read the great gatsby because i wanted to. and i ususally like other era literature.. i loved wuthering heights, for example. to me, the story seemed to totter on a bit too much into each of it's little side stories, and personal lives..
mind you, i was expecting a great love novel.. and i guess my idea of that is different to those who call it one. Gatsby seems so in love with an idea, and it just ends so sad for him.. i mean... he did all that, and he ends up alone, inevitably. Daisy is more inlove with herself than with either Jay or Tom, (and differently to Cathy in Wuthering Heights.. because even though she was the definition of selflove.. she did
love Heathcliff). I don't understand Tom and Jordan properly.. as in their character/personality types.. the only character i did like was Nick (narrator).. that was insightful, and i'd say the books redeeming quality.
sorry, just wanted to share about that.. and nobody in my house cares for those opinions hehe. by the way, recomend any classics?