The Book Club: The Great Gatsby

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“Gatsby believed in the green light, the orgiastic future that year by year recedes before us. It eluded us then, but that’s no matter—tomorrow we will run faster, stretch out our arms farther… And one fine morning—So we beat on, boats against the current, borne back ceaselessly into the past.” -F. Scott Fitzgarrald, The Great Gatsby

Twentieth century American author F. Scott Fitzgerald, introduced readers to mystery and intrigue housed within the 1920s Jazz movement in his classic novel The Great Gatsby. This tale of love, heartbreak, economic prosperity, and the roaring twenties flapper culture has enthralled readers for generations. While most of us read The Great Gatsby in high school, we believe a good book is worth re-reading.

With The Great Gatsby coming to theaters in just a few short weeks–staring Leonardo DeCaprio as the titled hero no less–we can’t think of a better time to get that old annotated book off the shelf and give it another read. Join us for a three week book club as we gear up to see this classic tale on the big screen when it hits theaters May 10th.

Like all movies based on great literature, artistic liberties are taken, and the way we imagined the story is at times incongruous with its on screen representation. Nevertheless, we are excited to see how director Baz Luheman, famous for his fantastical, colorful direction of Romeo + Juliet and Moulin Rouge!, portrays this Fitzgerald masterpiece. We hope you will join us for the discussion on May 13th!

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