an atrocity has been committed

(this screenshot is from an actual Great Gatsby NES game – which you can conviently play HERE  for free!)

“The Great Gatsby” – like it or not, one can hardly deny its appropriate place in the annals of modern american literature.  The story is simplistic, elegantly so, and told with beautiful language and verve and emotion. One “writer” however, feeling that today’s youths are nothing more than a bunch of a mindless illiterate troglodytes, has published a “dumbed down” version of this seminal work of art. Her name is Margaret Tanner and the edition I speak of is “The Great Gatsby – The Macmillan Reader Edition” – I, like Roger Ebert describes in this biting article, am hesitant to post a link to the “book” in its awful entirety, but like looking at a car crash or a dead baby, people’s curiousity for the morbid and foul is limitless – so here, and prepare to be disgusted. Link to “The Great Gatsby – The Macmillan Reader Edition”  I strongly urge anyone who is as offended as I am to tell MacMillan so, and you can do so here – – do not let them sell our kids short by distilling a literature classic and robbing it of its integrity.

(from same NES game)

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” They’re a rotten crowd,” I shouted, across the lawn. “You’re worth the whole damn bunch put together.” – The Great Gatsby by F Scott Fitzgerald

“They’re no good, Gatsby! You’re better than all of them!” – The MacMillan Edition by Margaret Tanner


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