The Great Gatsby Moodbaord

There was music from my neighbor’s house through the summer nights. In his blue gardens men and girls came and went like moths among the whisperings and he champagne and the stars. At high tide in the afternoon I watched his guests diving from the tower of his raft, or taking the sun on the hot sand of his beach while his motor-boats slid the waters of the Sound, drawing aquaplanes over cataracts of foam. On week-ends his Rolls-Royce became an omnibus, bearing parties to and from the city between nine in the morning and long past midnight, while his station wagon scampered like a brisk yellow bug to meet all trains. And on Mondays eight servants, including an extra gardener, toiled all day with mops and scrubbing-brushes and hammers and garden-shears, repairing the ravages of the night before.

The Great Gatsby

A stout, middle-aged man, with enormous owl-eyed spectacles, was sitting somewhat drunk on the edge of a great table, staring with unsteady concentration at the shelves of books. As we entered he wheeled excitedly around and examined Jordan from head to foot.

“What do you think?” he demanded impetuously.

“About what?”

He waved his hand toward the book-shelves.

“About that. As a matter of fact you needn’t bother to ascertain. I ascertained. They’re real.”

“The books?”

He nodded.

“Absolutely real – have pages and everything. I thought they’d be a nice durable cardboard. Matter of fact, they’re absolutely real. Pages and – Here! Lemme show you.”

Taking our scepticism for granted, he rushed to the bookcases and returned with Volume One of the “Stoddard Lectures.”

“See!” he cried triumphantly. “It’s a bona-fide piece of printed matter. It fooled me. This fella’s a regular Belasco. It’s a triumph. What thoroughness! What realism! Knew when to stop, too – didn’t cut the pages. But what do you want? What do you expect?”

He snatched the book from me and replaced it hastily on the shelf, muttering if one brick was removed the whole library was liable to collapse.

The Great Gatsby

I’ve linked up to moodboard monday where this weeks theme was The Great Gatsby one of my all time favourite reads

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also linked up at The Gallery

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6 Comments

  1. Jen Stanbrook
    October 22, 2012 / 16:52

    When researching for the moodboard this week I read the synopsis of the book, which I have never read. I think it’s one I need to read!

    • Becky
      October 23, 2012 / 23:35

      Ohit is absolutely its amazing

    • Becky
      October 24, 2012 / 22:31

      Its BRILLIANT

  2. Nikki Thomas
    October 24, 2012 / 20:06

    I loved the film, but have never read the book. I really should as it is a great story.

    • Becky
      October 24, 2012 / 22:31

      Oh Nikki you must and you could review it for book reviews for musm if you wanted (hint hint!)

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