It’s Monday night, which means if you’re anything like me, you’re curled up in a sweaty pool of regret, desperately doing the reading you ignored all weekend while intermittently clenching your fists and bellowing “CURSE YOU, UNKNOWABLE UNIVERSE!” up at the sky. Well, bellow no more, friends, because the Thrill‘s got you. From now until the end of the semester, we’ll be offering illustrated summaries of the books most frequently found on Kenyon syllabi (and hurled across the length of Kenyon dorm rooms by unwilling readers with 70 pages left to read by 9:40).
Tonight’s selection? F. Scott Fitzgerald’s classic 1925 novel The Great Gatsby. Remember, kids, actual reading’s for chumps. (All illustrations courtesy of the illustrious Olivia Grabar Sage)
Nick tells the story of Gatsby. Gatsby is new-money rich and throws dope parties, but is v. shady.