Tuesday, June 04, 2013
The Great Gatsby
I’m going to see this with a friend tonight. What I need to confess is that I have never read the book. I actually started and didn’t finish Tender is the Night, in which a mental health patient falls for her psychiatrist, and so the whole story unravels, and that’s about where I stopped with F. Scott-Fitzgerald. It’s not so much that I didn’t like aspects of that book, I just didn’t feel compelled onwards to finish it. It’s about the same time as I started Monkey Grip by Helen Garner, and didn’t finish that either, when not finishing books is not my usual modus operandi. Both of them felt like an impending shipwreck, and maybe it was all too much madness. But perhaps this movie will inspire me towards The Great Gatsby.