Blog by Sumana Harihareswara, Changeset founder

The Great Gatsby

17 Apr 2024, 12:00 p.m.

Gatsby Musings

I love The Great Gatsby (if you absolutely loathe it, turn back now!) and recently got to watch a preview performance of a Broadway theatrical adaptation (opens April 25th). I have already inflicted several thoughts …

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01 Dec 2021, 16:43 p.m.

Another Swath Of Recent Reading

  Some more books I've read fairly recently. Some time ago, while looking for Diane Duane tie-in novels to read, I found out that she wrote seven technothriller novels for young adults within the Tom …

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16 Dec 2019, 12:29 p.m.

An Annotated Bibliography of the Inside of My Head

A friend suggested: You know those books that you can’t stop thinking about, won’t shut up about, and wish everyone around you would read? The ones that, if taken in aggregate, would tell people more …

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09 Feb 2013, 13:07 p.m.

Recent Books

I know I'm missing some, but here are some books I've read in the last few months. The Warmth of Other Suns: The Epic Story of America's Great Migration by Isabel Wilkerson. SO GOOD. READ …

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01 Sep 2012, 15:04 p.m.

Bertie Wooster, Tom Buchanan, and George Oscar Bluth II

In Arrested Development, G.O.B. makes use of a racist felon, "White Power Bill," as the unwilling demonstratee of a magic trick. Humiliated, Bill stabs G.O.B., crying, "White power!" As G.O.B. falls, he croaks, "I'm....white..." This, …

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13 Aug 2010, 7:29 a.m.

An Ecstatic Patron of Recurrent Light

I first read The Great Gatsby in eleventh grade, Mr. Hatch's American Literature class. Every few years I reread it. I read it a few years ago, after moving to Astoria, and got a richer …

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13 Nov 2007, 9:50 a.m.

Just Read And Recommended

Books on the inadvertent themes of the US public school culture and acclimating ourselves to otherness.   John Scalzi's Agent to the Stars, available for free online. A pleasant, fast-paced, and funny if sometimes jarring …

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09 Jan 2004, 9:33 a.m.

Just Reread Gatsby

So we beat on, boats against the current, borne back ceaselessly into the spam.

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11 Sep 2003, 11:16 a.m.

Currently reading The Eyre Affair by Jasper Fforde, an alternate-history…

Currently reading The Eyre Affair by Jasper Fforde, an alternate-history time-travel literary detective story. Reminds me of Connie Willis in that you see academics doing time travel in modern England, only it's not as annoying. …

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19 Aug 2003, 13:36 p.m.

Just a couple more months till Gordon Korman's new book…

Just a couple more months till Gordon Korman's new book Jake, Reinvented comes out. The first chapter certainly echoes Fitzgerald in the names -- Rick/Nick, Todd Buckley/Tom Buchanan, Jake Garrett/Jay Gatsby, Didi Ray/Daisy Fay, Jennifer/Jordan, …

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