I have been wanting to say something about The Great Gatsby here for a while now but it just never happened. Yesterday I started reading Murakami’s Norwegian Wood*, and Watanabe’s favourite book is The Great Gatsby. Now, I don’t really believe in signs but for once something felt like a sign.
I have this book and I didn’t buy it, I just found it and it’s pure magic. I think I didn’t steal it though I feel like I did, for the person it belonged to doesn’t need books any more and the persons it might belong to now apparently don’t care much for it**. It’s really sad and a book doesn’t deserve such a destiny especially a copy like this one.
But the moment I really started wishing to show this book was after I watched the trailer for the new Gatsby film. First I saw some posters - Leonardo and Carrey Mulligan and I was already on board. But then I saw the trailer and no, I’m not so convinced any more Too much Moulin Rouge for my taste and The Great Gatsby should not have too much of anything other than Gatsby. I’m no filmmaker and I won’t speak to soon. I’m still eagerly waiting for it, open minded and with (maybe slightly forced) enthusiasm. It’s Gatsby after all…
* I want to write about it, too.
** Don’t worry, I asked.