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The Great Gatsby F. Scott Fitzgerald Genre: Fiction. Download Audible iTunes. Description from Wikipedia. The Internet Archive. Project Gutenberg - eBooks. The orgiinal publication of this story was overtly racist. Reviewer williamjohn. I really loved reading the book, it was full of amazing suspense and the plot of the book was really amazing. Recent updates.
The Great Gatsby. Scott Fitzgerald Tim Robbins. Scott Fitzgerald's portrait of the Jazz Age in all its decadence and excess, is, as editor Maxwell Perkins praised it in , "a wonder. I am a ravenous reader. I consume books audio, electronic, and paper by the pound and byte.
It just seems a waste of time, a waste of an opportunity for another book, another story. The Great Gatsby, however, is one of those handful of books, those rare literary jewels, where this rule of thumb is consistently bent and re-broken. For readers of good literature, this novel is like scripture. IT is something you read to enjoy the page, the paragraphs, the sentences, the words. It draws you back. It haunts future books you read.
It invades you. It captures the excess, the energy, and the decadence of the 'Lost Generation'. Other Fitzgerald books are amazing, but Gatsby is one of those novels that seems to have surprised everyone, even Fitzgerald.
Finding the right narrator for any book is an art form often misunderstood, almost always ignored. Certain books require a certain type of reader. Gyllenhaal was an inspired pick for the Great Gatsby. He has the range to subtly capture the different characters, but the charisma and the energy to embody the dialogue of Gatsby and the easygoing narrator Nick.