New blog: Least Helpful – Bizarre and insane one star reviews.
wow, that’s exactly what I thought.
Is that really a “bizarre and insane” review? It was exactly my impression of the book as well. I don’t understand what people like about it.
Perhaps this review isn’t particularly insane or bizarre, but it does fall under a third category of review I find pretty amusing: really dismissive reviews of classic works. With this one in particular, I’d say the criticism that Gatsby isn’t so great and is kinda a phony is funny because that’s basically the point of the book, the title “Great Gatsby” being ironic. A lot like the negative Fahrenheit 451 reviews that say “I dunno, burning books seem like a bad idea.”
Hudson Hongo is the freelance writer responsible for Literally Unbelievable and What's That in Danzigs?. You can follow him on Twitter, but I’m sure you’re more interested in reading his recent writing.
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