I dunno why but I kinda like reading classics off late. Although it made me constantly checking the dictionary ;) but I think the way they word the story, ah, it’s very poetic.
I have to classify this story as love gone wrong ;p Although some might feel that this story depicts the moral decay of rich ppl but I still feel that love game is the main elements of this story.
The story was narrated by this character name Nick Carraway who has a second cousin named Daisy – who’s married to a rich dilettante named Tom (who he also knew from uni time at New Haven).
Tom and Daisy has been married for a few years & even had a daughter together but apparently Daisy kinda found out that Tom has a mistress. Nick, despite being merely acquainted to the couple, soon get involved in the whole fiasco. Tom invited him to hang out with his mistress (a not-so-attractive woman in New York & is still married to someone else) subsequently - which is very awkward considering Daisy is related to him.
From Daisy, Nick was introduced to a female professional golfer named Jordan – whom he later has a relationship with. Jordan informed him that he’s actually living next to a famous rich man called Jay Gatsby, who threw fancy schmancy parties but never showed his face to the crowd.
Gatsby sorta stirred the up-scale society by being so mysterious yet at the same time he knew how to entertain his well-to-do guests thru his lavish parties. So, one day, Nick finally got an invitation & he went with Jordan with the hope that either one of them can find & meet Gatsby personally.
While at the party, Jordan & Nick split up just to locate their mysterious host and eventually a guy, abt Nick’s age, started to talk to him & claimed that they might know each other from the army. As they started talking & Nick discovered that the man is Gatsby. They started to be close fren and from Jordan, Nick learnt that Gatsby & Daisy have a history together before Daisy married Tom.
So, somehow someway, Gatsby asked Nick to reunite her with Daisy & for some reason Nick agreed to do so. One thing led to another, they soon rekindled their romance (yup, with Daisy still married to Tom & Tom still having affair with someone else’s wife *cringe*).
So, la di da… One night Tom, Daisy & Gatsby had a huge confrontation after Tom realized Gatsby’s love for Daisy and it ended with tragedy. I won’t tell you what happen coz it’s quite dramatic how everything ended with Gatsby & Tom’s mistress dead. Phew!
It’s definitely a great read, full of momentum, I'd say – especially for someone who just broke her laptop & has no other means for any sorts of entertainment for the time being ;p sobs!
My fave quote from the book, "Everyone suspects himself of at least one of the cardinal virtues, and this is mine : I am one of the honest ppl I have ever known." – Nick Carraway.