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The Great Gatsby

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I don't like it much but I need to start doing so, before dd disowns me. SO please can you tell me - a) why you think it is brilliant and b) other novels which would work well as companion pieces to it (eg I think Breakfast At Tiffany's might).

piprabbit Wed 15-May-13 18:34:10

Remus, is it period recommendations you want?

I love "Miss Pettigrew Lives for a Day" which is set about a decade later.
Dorothy L Sayers' Lord Peter Wimsey novels are very evocative of the period.

You might also enjoy E.M.Forster's A Passage to India.

Pip - I've read and love Miss P. I liked, 'A Passage To India' first time around but loathed it when I re-read it earlier this year.

Not really looking for recs for me to read, more books to go back to that might connect with Gatsby - or things that dd can read and then discuss in the light of Gatsby, since she is totally in love with it!

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