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These are recommendations made by Tropers for The Great Gatsby, all of which have been signed. After a few samples, you will be able to judge whether you might be interested in the 'fic, based on who recommended it. No-name recommendations will be zapped. Nobody would back up the rec. Discussion of the recommendation is welcome on the discussion page. As such discussion is important, do remember to add the discussion page to the watchlist, if need be.

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Do warn when a fanfic may head into sexually explicit or non-canon territory. Some people just don't like it, and as we all know, Shipping is Serious Business.


Stories focused on the romantic relationships between the cast.

The Pursued and the Pursuing by irisbleufic

  • Recommended by Kelliannm
  • Status: Complete
  • Pairing(s): Nick/Gatsby, with Daisy, Tom, and even their daughter, Pam (telling you much more would spoil it)
  • Summary: The past is both behind us and ahead of us, patiently looming [ . . . ]
  • Comments: I've been reading and loving this writer's work forever, and still, reading this one, I couldn't breathe for sheer wonder. In a postapocalyptic society where fanfic survives to become the dominant storytelling tradition, this is the Gatsby sequel we deserve. It begs publication as a legitimate transformational novella.
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Behind Us, Reflected by irisbleufic

  • Recommended by Kelliannm
  • Status: Complete
  • Pairing(s): Nick/Gatsby, with Jordan and Herzog (the butler) in bit speaking parts
  • Summary: Other echoes inhabit the garden. Shall we follow? (T.S. Eliot, "Burnt Norton")
  • Comments: An arch, superb, and surprising alternate ending—as only this veteran rareficcer can deliver.

Cardinal Virtues by Chestnut_filly

  • Recommended by Orbiting
  • Status: Complete
  • Pairing: (Unrequited) Jordan/Daisy and the cannon pairings (Gatsby/Daisy, Tom/Daisy, Nick/Jordan)
  • Synopsis: People don't win Daisy's games. It's why Jordan doesn't play.
  • Comments: Cannon compliant P.O.V. Sequel/Sympathetic P.O.V. of Jordan before and during the events of the book; Jordan is in love with Daisy, but that doesn't change anything, in the end. Jordan herself is an immensely engaging main character- she's deceptively intelligent, morally ambiguous, obsessively loyal, and a fatalist to the end.
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I'd Own You If I Could by ConvenientAlias

  • Recommended by Orbiting
  • Status: Complete
  • Pairing: Jordan/Daisy, implied (unrequited) Nick/Gatsby, and the cannon pairings (Gatsby/Daisy, Tom/Daisy, Nick/Jordan)
  • Synopsis: In the midst of her affair with Gatsby, Daisy has Jordan over for dinner while Tom is out. Jordan is callous and bitter and very in love, and Daisy is self-centered and beautiful and trying her best to raise her young daughter.
  • Comments: A brilliant snapshot of a dysfunctional (as all of Daisy's relationships are) romantic relationship between Daisy and Jordan; Jordan's POV reads as very in-character, with just the right amount of wit and selfishness that's the hallmark of the characters of The Great Gatsby.


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