Ella’s Shocking Discovery

Today, I discovered something shocking: Not everyone likes The Great Gatsby.

To be clear: Some part of me always knew that this was true. Not every person likes every book. But the knowledge that someone would vehemently dislike what I deem to be the masterpiece to end all masterpieces is very difficult to comprehend.

This should not have made me cry.

Or sulk in my room for the next hour.

But it did.

Fingers crossed that tomorrow will be a better day.

And as always, you can also find me on tumblr at http://emleng93.tumblr.com/, if you’re into that kind of thing.

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4 thoughts on “Ella’s Shocking Discovery

    • It is certainly worth a reread. I pick it up again every few months.

      I will be seeing it with a lot of trepidation. His work is mostly very good, but I’m still scared that it won’t do the book justice. At this point, I’m not concerned that the movie will change how I read the book–I’ve had a clear mental picture of how the characters and setting look and interact for years–but I don’t want it to ruin it for other people. Life would be a lot better if everyone could learn to look at books and the movies based on books as two separate entities. The movie cannot be exactly the same as the book because it’s an entirely different medium. It’s like comparing text to a picture or music. It’s going to be different, but wonderful in its own right.

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