“What has never been alive cannot very well go on living. So this is a book of the season only….”
New York Herald Tribune
“A little slack, a little soft, more than a little artificial, The Great Gatsby falls into the class of negligible novels.”
“Mr. F. Scott Fitzgerald deserves a good shaking…. The Great Gatsby is an absurd story, whether considered as a romance, melodrama, or plain record of New York high life.”
Saturday Review of Literature
Excerpted from: Bernard, Andre, and Bill Henderson, eds. Pushcart’s Complete Rotten Reviews and Rejections. Wainscott, NY: Pushcart Press, 1998.