Am I the only person in the internet who thought The Great Gatsby (the book) was a snoozefest?
Or do you all just have Baz Luhrmann’s glitter in your eyes?
Considering people have been reading Gatsby since it was released, 80 years before…
I’m never said you were wrong. People are entitled to their own opinion. I studied Gatsby in Literature (before I’d heard of the film) and loved it. However, there are plenty of novels that are considered “great” that I find boring as hell *cough*Lord of the Flies*cough*.
I was just saying people are reading it because of the film coming out, and if they like the novel, that can’t be blamed on Lurhman. He’s the reason they read it, not the reason they liked it. From what I’ve heard, his adaption’s pretty mediocre anyway. I’m reserving judgement till I’ve seen it but not in any rush.
But liking something and claiming to like something to be part of the zeitgeist are two different things.