by caio 645 days ago · link · parent · post: Great Books that aren't all that great.
I also read a little of Gatsby. Didn't finish it. Call me crazy, but I was annoyed with the narrator. It was like he wasn't even there. He was just an eye and words describing what was happening. to make matters worse, my edition has an introduction, a preface to the brazilian edition, an appendix with "The Brief Life of F. Scott Fitzgerald", notes on the author, explanatory notes about parts of the book, a postscript from the american editor, a preface to the "critical edition" (?) of 1991 and an essay entitled "The text of The Great Gatsby".
Well, that's just trying too hard, good sirs.