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Nick Carraway, a Midwesterner now living on Long Island, finds himself fascinated by the mysterious past and lavish lifestyle of his neighbor, Jay Gatsby. He is drawn into Gatsby's circle, becoming a witness to obsession and tragedy.
If you read this book purely for the intellectual feeling of having read a classic, I promise you'll hate it. The story is about having everything except what matters, then losing it all when you got everything you wanted. Hope the movie is good. #BrownReads
Can't wait to see the movie! Reese Witherspoon has signed on to star and Robert Harling, the author of “Steel Magnolias,” is writing the screenplay. Read more www.newyorker.com...
A wondrous mystical tale with much philosophy and life advice...in some ways reminiscent of "Candide"--I'm well over 16 and it doesn't "fall flat" to me