Thoughts on Nghi Vo's "The Chosen And The Beautiful":
1. A an urban fantasy/magical realism retelling of The Great Gatsby from the point of view of a queer Asian protagonist is a really fascinating lens to view the excesses of the story through, and Vo really knows how to turn a magical or dreamlike phrase
2. There's not enough space in the original Gatsby for the amount of world building needed for the multiple types of magic/ghosts/demonology in this book to feel satisfying

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