I have a list with classic books I want to read, and The Great Gatsby is one of the few that we own at home that I hadn’t read. While waiting for Nora to wake up or fall asleep I often have a few minutes, and I found this book a perfect companion during those moments.
It is a very readable, entertaining story, and it drew me into a different world — a great quality for a book. The book is “magic realistic”, taking some liberties with basic chronology but wonderfully dreamy.
The edition I read came with a chapter on the history of the book, as well as an extensive explanation from the editor on how this text was derived (from the many drafts that the author wrote).
Sasha bought this book, and saw a ballet of The Great Gatsby last year in the Kennedy Center. I just found through Google that a new movie adaption will be released this year.
The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald. ISBN: 978-0684801520.
I read this book in English.