I have since learned to love to read, so much so that I actually take time out of my busy schedule to read for a while. It still takes me a very long time to read a book, but I do try to read it to the end before I forget the beginning.
Recently my 17-year-old daughter had to read a book for school and write a report on it. I had asked which book it was in which she responded The Great Gatsby. I noticed that the book was not too long and could read it in a timely fashion since she needed it for school on Monday. So this would give me 2 days to read it. It was a nice weekend with not too much planned so I figured I could finish it. I have also wanted to get around to reading some of "the classics", so this definitely was doable. Unfortunately, I did not finish it within 2 days so I ended up buying it for my Kindle (it was only $4.99). I had to know what happen to Mr. Gatsby.
The author, F. Scott Fitzgerald, really knows how to use his adjectives, and used them he did. I definitely got a visual on whatever he tended to talk about. But other than that, the story itself - sucked. How is this book considered a classic?
Don't get me wrong, I did enjoy it. But I don't think high school kids should be reading about a man's obsession that took over his life and eventually ended in his death as well as adultery, hit and run, and murder.
I would recommend - as it is considered a classic - and the use of adjectives are extraordinarily indescribable. But don't get your hopes up for a happy ending.
DISCLAIMER: Just remember please - that this is only my point of view. I am no way shape or form liable for any suffering you may cause based on this book's review. Thank you for your understanding.