So, looks like Hollywood got a hold of the book and made a movie of it (so I guess this is the 2012 version or something, I guess).
I, for one, am not looking forward to this movie and only want to give thought as to why this is being made into a movie. I’m trying to become a writer (I suck at it, I KNOW), and all the writers teaching me “their ways” have always mocked this book in some way. Like, it’s at the end of every joke in terms of “how not to write a story” and only became a classic because of how big a joke it was and stuff like that.
Personally, I read it, thought that shit was boring!
My favorite thing about the story was the joke they used in South Park.
The kids of South Park had to take a test to determine if the students in the town suffered from ADD or not. The test was that a doctor would read the entire book of “The Great Gatsby” to you, and your objective was just to stay up and listen to the entire story. Failure to do so would determined that they suffered from ADD.
No one passed the test.
I dunno, maybe I’m just being a total douche bag.