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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. Andrew
    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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