The Great Gatsby
By F. Scott Fitzgerald
Published in 2004 by Scribner
Originally published in 1925
Rating: 4 / 5
All I kept thinking about, over and over, was “You can’t live forever; you can’t live forever.”
What can I say that hasn’t already been said before in a thousand other places. This novel is a classic for a reason. I first read it, like so many others, in high school, and didn’t think too much of it. Maybe it was the over-analysis that high school English Literature teachers demand, the squeezing of every word and phrase to find some other meaning. It squeezes the life out of it all too.
I came back to the novel as a weary adult and couldn’t believe I was reading the same book. The words danced on the page and in my mind. I was amazed and so happy I gave it another chance.