- Author F. Scott Fitzgerald
I wasn’t particularly aware of this book before I started reading it, but I was gratified to see that it was relatively short and delightfully written. In fact, the writing was the best part of it - expert prose, really well crafted and thought out. Not a word appeared to be out of place or without reason. Descriptions were great and it painted a nice picture of the time and place.
However, I found the story itself quite dull. It took a long time to get started, with some scenes of parties with characters who weren’t well-rounded and didn’t capture my imagination. The only person I was slightly intrigued by was Jordan Baker, and as it turns out, she was only a bit part player in the entire thing.
There were some twists and turns along the way, but with no likeable characters and far too much dishonesty throughout, it was hard to get fully engaged.