Overview: Nick Carrowway moved in next door to a Jay Gatsby, someone no one really knows but more than happy to attend his parties. Daisy is Nick’s cousin with a secret, she loves Gatsby. Jay loves Daisy, but she is married to Tom Buchanan who has a married mistress. Nick narrates one summer they spent together, trying to connect or reconnect while hiding secrets. Until one day everything comes to a head and two end up dead.
Opinion: Had to read for a class first off. Secondly why?!?!? Before now, I had never read the book or seen the original movie. I have watched bits and pieces of the Leo DiCaprio version, but could never finish it (it just sucked) so I never knew how it ended. The ending sucks. In general the book seems more about Nick, Tom and Daisy than Jay Gatsby, so when D&T disappear and Nick is left dealing with Gatsby’s funeral alone it just feels unfinished. He didn’t need to die in the first place. He was more of a side character and did not commit the crime he died for. I just have a problem with the title misleading us, it says The Great Gatsby, but it is more like The Summer of Secrets.