Reel Book Lovers April Meeting: The Great Gatsby

Do you love watching movies that have been adapted from books? Seeing your favorite characters brought to life on the big screen can sometimes be thrilling and everything you hoped for, and other times, it can be utterly disappointing. The Reel Book Lovers Club is for people who are interested in making new friends, reading books, watching the movies they inspired and discussing them.

The April meeting of the Reel Book Lovers Club will be held on Wednesday, April 20, 2016 at The Gordon-Nash Library in New Hampton, NH. The meeting will start at 5:00 p.m. with brief introductions, then the group will watch the movie together and discuss the book and movie following the viewing.

April’s book to movie adaptation selection is ‘The Great Gatsby’ by F. Scott Fitzgerald. The Great Gatsby, stands as the supreme achievement of Fitzgerald’s career and is one of the great classics of twentieth-century literature. The story envelopes the reader in the lavish lifestyle of the fabulously wealthy Jay Gatsby, his raucous parties on Long Island at a time when The New York Times noted “gin was the national drink and sex the national obsession”. Love, obsession and deception are the key ingredients to this exquisitely crafted tale of America in the 1920s. Books are available for check-out at the Gordon-Nash Library circulation desk. If you haven’t finished the book, show up anyway. You’ll be able to contribute to the conversation because you’ve just watched the movie.


There have been several film adaptation of ‘The Great Gatsby’ since 1949. If you’ve watched any, it would certainly add to the discussion after we watch the 2013 version together at our April meeting. The 2013 version of ‘The Great Gatsby’ was directed by Baz Luhrmann and stars Leonardo DiCaprio as Jay Gatsby, and Carey Mulligan as Daisy Buchanan.

The Reel Book Lovers Club is free and open to all and will meet the first Thursday of every month. Book to movie selections will feature a variety of genres for everyone to enjoy and perhaps break out of their comfort zone. For more information visit or call (603) 744-8061 or join our Facebook page at


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