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The Great Gatsby (Penguin Popular Classics)

The Great Gatsby - F. Scott Fitzgerald The first time I read this book, in high school, I hated it with a passion. I thought it was unbelievably dull. But now I've gotten a greater appreciation of both Fitzgerald himself, and the time this type of literature was written in. So, ten years later, I decided to read it again.

And I loved it. It was a beautiful read, from beginning to end. Fitzgerald has an amazing power of description, it's delicious to read. His metaphors and similies are brilliant. There are a lot of them, but it didn't feel eiter contrived or overly much, it felt just right. It peppered the novel with poetry.

So from one star to four. I think I have to reread more books I didn't like when I was 17-18...