Welcome to a brand new feature that is going to run for this month – this April we are going to celebrate the world of Books! The last few weeks and months we have all been part of a weird world to say the least so this month we thought it would be nice to talk about something that allows you to escape even if it just for a chapter at a time. So this month we are taking on the 30 Day Book Challenge and looking at a different topic each day, enjoy!
Day 18: A Book That Disappointed You
NAME OF BOOK: The Great Gatsby, F. Scott Fitzgerald
As I have got older, I have made more effort to try and read ‘the classics’ when I am in the mood to. I usually do this as a break to split up books I have bought and eager to read. A few years ago, I bought The Great Gatsby. I had seen the film trailer for the Leo film version years before and even though it got mixed reviews I thought it would be interesting to read where the story originated.
I went into this book focussed and feeling positive about it making me read every word clearly to really get the imagination flowing. I do find sometimes with the classics you really have to focus to make sure that the story comes to life. It was all going well and I was finding it ok then the story started to change and I started to become disappointed and dislike it.
The ending of the book is depressing and changes the whole tone of the story that I am not a fan and walked away annoyed. A couple of years ago I won tickets to an immersive interactive theatre version of the book and went along. Even in that sort of environment it still didn’t persuade me to like it and made me so annoyed again and made me realise why I didn’t like it.