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The Slow Read Movement
This spring, 10 or so people read and discussed what many consider “the great American novel,” F. Scott Fitzgerald’s “The Great Gatsby.” Some were impressed with a theme that resonates today: how the concentration of wealth leads to corruption. Others were taken by the author’s exquisitely precise, and yet poetic language. Still others were impressed with the author’s steely self evaluation. What is it like, in this day of superficial and slap-dash writing, to read attentively, something written with deliberate attention? Fast food and page-turners have their places, but how about a “slow read” movement to complement the slow food movement? Come and hear what 4 slow readers learned about this novel, and about themselves.