How I Got the Book: The Great Gatsby,together with Never Let Me Go,was among the 4 books I chose for the renewal of my membership at the Folio Society.I picked it because it costs less than the majority of Folio books and because its illustrations are superb.I was skeptic about it,thinking that maybe it was overrated – I only had a vague idea on what it was about.
As far as my reading is concerned,2014 is a great year.I’m currently on an incredible reading streak; the last three books I read are Anna Karenina,Never Let Me Go and The Great Gatsby.Truth be told,2014 started pretty well with Lord of the Flies,another favourite of mine, and then before going on my streak,I read Of Human Bondage which turned out to be highly enlightening.
So,yes,I am totally spellbound by The Great Gatsby.It is far more than one man’s quest to reach his dreams; it is,as its author wanted it to be,a real work of art.
I won’t write any further today,as I wish to write an appreciation of this book in a different post very soon.This post here is only one of my little asides that I write whenever I’ve finished reading a something – just saying,in case you don’t know about my blog.
The next classic I’m going to read is Aldous Huxley’s A Brave New World! It’d be great to know what you think of it,irrespective of whether or not you’ve read it.