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gatsby/salinger/huck finn

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i never read gatsby when i was younger, so when i finally did read it in the last year or 2, i was blown away and agree with the many people who rank it with moby dick as the great american novel. speakin of the GAN, huck finn, which is the GAN for many, tends to be the gold standard against which novels about growin up are compared. when catcher in the rye was being compared to it, salinger responded that, for him, the great gatsby was 'his huck finn.'