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The Literary Lounge–Jay Gatsby: Great, Or Giant Loser?

It’s been a few years since I read The Great Gatsby, which was recently converted to the silver screen. If memory serves, wasn’t Jay Gatsby just some guy who let a bunch of strangers party at his house while he called them “old sport,” then somebody shot him and nobody showed up to the funeral?

Discuss.

  1. May 13, 2013 at 7:30 pm

    Pretty much. But he was handsome, and people care more about what you do when you’re good looking.

  2. May 13, 2013 at 11:24 pm

    Both. He was pretty much camp, because that’s the definition of camp: dying tragically but kissiing death on the lips. Like Freddy Mercury’s “The Show Must Go On.” Gatsby gives me the same feeling.

  3. storiesbyfrances
    May 20, 2013 at 8:19 am

    You know, most people who read the book think it´s a great and sad love story. But there is more to it than the smashing love relationship between Daisy and Jay. It is a critical account of the Roaring Twenties and what happens when everything is possible. I actually enjoyed reading it very much. Especially with that new perspective on the story in mind.

    • May 22, 2013 at 7:18 pm

      Yes, very true. I’m just a jackass, haha.

      • storiesbyfrances
        May 23, 2013 at 12:29 pm

        Geez, no…

  4. May 21, 2013 at 11:34 pm

    Thanks, now I don’t have to see the movie.

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