Thursday, October 11, 2012

Book Bucket List | The Great Gatsby

Pretty much everyone had to read F. Scott Fitzgerald's The Great Gatsby at some point for one English class or another.  Personally, in high school, I didn't completely appreciate it.  However, after recently rereading it, I was able to see it in a whole new light.  Set within the excess, debauchery, and scandal of the 1920's, the novel follows the lives and relationships of young people who have more money than they know what to do with.  What I really loved about this book this time around, was how far the main character, Jay Gatsby, was willing to go to simply get the attention of the girl he loved.  What he does to become the man he thinks he should be may or may not have been even legal, but the way Fitzgerald creates this character for me at least, is unforgettable. Once Gatsby finally achieves his goal, the drama that unfolds is truly heartbreaking.

This book is also being made into a movie as we speak!  Though the release date was pushed back from this Christmas all the way to May 10, 2013, we will get to see Leonardo DiCaprio, Tobey Maguire, and Carey Mulligan as the lead cast in what looks to be a truly spectacular movie directed by Moulin Rouge's Baz Luhrmann.  You can see the trailer for that here or below!  Read the book, see the movie (eventually), and let me know what you think!


  1. Not only do I love this book, I am giddy with excitement over the movie! Thanks for posting the trailer!

  2. Of course! It will be fun to see the 1920's in 3D!