Exploring books that have been made into movies. Reminder that this book club is now a hybrid format. You will still be able to attend via Zoom as usual, but book club attendees in Columbus, WI may meet at the Columbus Public Library. Please fill out the registration form if you choose to attend online. *Books are available for checkout a month in advance of the book club meeting.*
June 8: The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald
“The Great Gatsby is considered F. Scott Fitzgerald’s magnum opus, exploring themes of decadence, idealism, social stigmas, patriarchal norms, and the deleterious effects of unencumbered wealth in capitalistic society, set against the backdrop of the Jazz Age and the Roaring Twenties. At its heart, it’s a cautionary tale, a revealing look into the darker side to the American Dream.
“The story of the mysteriously wealthy Jay Gatsby and his love for the beautiful Daisy Buchanan, of lavish parties on Long Island at a time when The New York Times noted ‘gin was the national drink and sex the national obsession,’ it is an exquisitely crafted tale of America in the 1920s.” - Amazon
The 2013 movie stars Leonardo DiCaprio and Tobey Maguire.