The Great Gatsby: Book vs. Film

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One of the first things that struck me about “The Great Gatsby” was it’s size. It’s a teensy tiny book that I almost didn’t buy because it seemed like a waste of money, £7.99 for 113 pages! I’m not sure what I was expecting but I felt a little bit cheated right from the start because I’d heard so many good things about the book and couldn’t believe they could all fit into this dinky little book which is shorter than your average Mills & Boon. Despite my reservations I bought the book, and it ended up working out for me as I was able to read the book in a single sitting, the morning before I went to see the film, because obviously I couldn’t go and see the film without reading the book!

So, film or book, which side should you be on? Here are my thoughts:

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