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Like an Open Book

11 Jun

And the winner of the most useful tool in classic literature goes to *drum roll* . . .

THE PAPER KNIFE!

It all started back on the train with Anna, and since then we’ve seen a few other ladies using them, maybe Isabel and Lily, my notes are a little shady.

But then along came Owl Eyes, and he knew that Jay Gatsby didn’t have one, and in his magnified ocular opinion it was pure genius.

“See!” he cried triumphantly.  “It’s a bona-fide piece of printed matter.  It fooled me. This fella’s a regular Belasco.  It’s a triumph.  What thoroughness!  What realism!  Knew when to stop, too – didn’t cut the pages.  But what do you want?  What do you expect?”

Gatsby’s library was full of real books, yet they were obviously unread.  May this never be said about me.  I’ll be placing my order for one of these right away.

Yep, you’re right, these are the ones I keep coming back to.

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2 Comments

Posted by on June 11, 2013 in The Great Gatsby

 

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2 responses to “Like an Open Book

  1. Tonia

    June 11, 2013 at 8:50 am

    The paper knife makes an appearance in Mrs. Dalloway too… you guys have me noticing that little tidbit every time I read a book! 😉

     

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