Bookworm Reviews

Also known as MRHavisham.

Bookworm Reviews

Also known as MRHavisham.

The Great Gatsby 

 

Themes: the disillusion of the American dream

Trigger warning: murder, blood, excess of everything and anything

'' When she was born, Tom was god-knows where with God-knows-who and I asked the nurse if it was a boy or a girl. And she said it was a girl. And I've wept. I'm glad it's a girl. And I hope she'll be a fool. That's the best thing a girl in this word can be: A beautiful little fool''

 

New York in the 1920s. Who cares for love when money, alchool and heat should be the main concerns?  What if the host of several lavish parties, Jay Gatsby, was troubled with such feelings ? Nick Carraway is his neighbour and suprisingly enough, find himself linked in a story of affairs, scandals, and the  burning desire to have it all, linked both to the past and the present.

During a summer ful of tensions and old memories, Jay, Nick, Daisy_Nick's cousin_, her husband Tom and their friend Jordan, will be mingled in a matter that will cause them to question their way of lives, love... and if the Roaring Twenties hold another meaning...

 

BEWARE Spoilers!

* I wish Jordan and Nick's relationship was more fleshed out, specially at the end after the car accident.

* Even if a lot of people blame Daisy for her self-centered and superficial attitude, Jay was as much guility of that as her but in a different way. 

*The irony of Nick not wanting to judge people but still proceeding to do it was an interesting concept but not developped enough.

Rating: 4 out of 5 green lights