Hey, have you read The Great Gatsby? Oh, that’s surprising, you absolutely must — it’s by far my favorite book, not to mention a literary classic.
Oh no, I didn’t read the whole book, but I think I got the gist of it. It’s pretty clear what happens from the outset. I mean, it’s so obvious that Nick is gonna take over as the new Gatsby by the end. After all, it is the Roaring Twenties. Or maybe it’s the Thirties — either way, the story is timeless.
The best part has got to be when Gatsby sees the green light. It’s just so deep, like the multifaceted imagery tied up into one metaphor. Gatsby’s soul, undying, just like the character himself. A meditation on life, death, literature, and light — surely you caught that?
You see, my boy F. Scott has a thing he always does where the characters just kind of progress towards this jawdropping climax so I basically knew what to expect going into this thing. No reason to see it through to the end, if you ask me.
Wow, I think I need to call it a day before my brain starts weighing me down. Wait, have you heard of this little piece, Of Mice And Men? I’m on page two and you can see the mouse falling in love with the man from practically a mile away. Aw man, I guess I went and spoiled the book for myself! It’s times like these that I wish I wasn’t so good at making predictions, but whatever — now I get to parse out the plots of even more great American classics.
I guess it really is true what they say: there is no greater joy in life than knowledge. I think Da Vinci said that. Yeah I’m pretty sure it was Leonardo — actually, you know what, it definitely was. Man, look at me, quoting ancient philosophers! I just read his Starry Night. Keep in mind that this sort of literature can be extremely dense, so proceed with caution. Good thing I pretty much got the gist of it.