The Great Gatsby is as beautiful and hollow as Jay Gatsby’s world

Great-Gatsby-posterTake this review with a grain of salt: I am not a huge F. Scott Fitzgerald fan. He’s arguably the most overrated author in the American canon. That said, his seminal work, The Great Gatsby, is definitely one of his best efforts (Bernice Bobs Her Hair is his best work, period). And before you start yelling at me, I know that’s an unpopular opinion but I do base mine on having read every single thing Fitzgerald has written, all hundred-and-whatever stories, and ending up underwhelmed by the sum total of his output. Still. Gatsby is good. Continue reading “The Great Gatsby is as beautiful and hollow as Jay Gatsby’s world”