Hello wonderful readers! Firstly a big thank you for being patient whilst I finished up university exams! All done till summer which means lots of time to post blog updates! This post is extra special as the feature image was taken in New York! I went with my other half to the big apple just after new year… what a start eh?! This is possibly my favorite book of all time, and when I knew we were going to New York I knew I wanted to take an extra special photo for my blog.
Ladies and gentlemen, I introduce you to, The Great Gatsby…
“So we beat on, boats against the current, borne back ceaselessly into the past.”
I adore this book, it has so many hidden depths that reduces me to tears every time I read it. Fitzgerald has almost created a new language when writing about the characters and the story. The characters have traits which most people I’m sure can relate to… a deep burning love, the worry of the future and the struggles to reach the top. Get Swept up in a 1920’s romance era where the obsession for love and desire can get ugly.
“I hope she’ll be a fool — that’s the best thing a girl can be in this world, a beautiful little fool.”
I cannot do this book justice. Please read this masterpiece… A strange man in a mansion on the fictitious ‘eggs’ of New York, a wannabe writer and a woman, who although is the epitome of desire, it not all that meets the eye. A forgotten love, a lost life and an uncertain future, all entwined with the glitz and glamour of the 1920’s. But as time may tell, within the jewels, a darkness lurks in the shadows…
This book taught me so much, about how you should never judge books by their cover, how deep feelings can go and how some people will do anything to get to the top. But it also taught me that there is good in the world, and that it will conquer all- but only if it is the same from both sides… That’s important. Please read and let me know what you think! After all, do you think you can repeat the past? What is your green light? Do you believe in love?
Happy reading, Lx
P.s- To get this picture we left for an early morning ferry to circle Liberty Island in order to get the ‘old skyline.’ It was -5 degrees and there was snow everywhere so very icy and slippy! It wasn’t snowing at the time but it was still on the roof of the ferry which kept blowing in my face! Most folk had gone inside but I knew I had to get this picture! (I am so proud of myself!!!) I hope I did it justice although, for this American classic, you have to read it in order to see its true beauty. As always, Happy reading Lx