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The Great Gatsby

«The Great Gatsby» is an unpredictable and intriguing novel, written by American author F. Scott Fitzgerald in 1925. The story is set in an idyllic district of New York in spring 1922 over the lake. It was an era of brilliant jazz and kings of alcohol.

The main character - Nick Carraway, arrives from Middle West in New York. He has an American dream and rents a house next door to a young, mysterious millionaire Jay Gatsby who is famous for his magnificent parties which the whole town attend. However the host is never seen during these parties, and is not known by any person. Gatsby holds a dark secret about his past and how he became so great. Nick’s cousin Daisy lives on the opposite side of the beautiful lake. It becomes clear that Daisy is an old flame of Jay. Her choice between Gatsby and her husband Tom is one of the central conflicts in the novel. Meanwhile Nick becomes involved in an exciting world of rich people, their illusions, love and lies. He witnesses different strange events in the world of dreams and human tragedies.

The great strength of this book is the author’s ability to convey the breathtaking and exciting brightness of American parties. The atmosphere of the roaring 20s in America is shown at its finest and captured at its best. F. Scott Fitzgerald endowed his characters with personalities which make the readers feel thrilled and cut them to the heart. This novel is moving in a way, as this story of impossible love makes me cry.

«The Great Gatsby» tackles real problems in society, the problem of love, friendship and lolFor those who enjoy romantic, gripping and meaningful books, «The Great Gatsby» is a must. I would highly recommend it as well as a movie with fantastic soundtracks, directed by Baz Luhrman.



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