Ben posted a review at 2009-08-08 01:55:56.
The books reputation speaks for itself really. The author is reflecting on America and how it has turned into a materialistic, immoral country with wealth serving as the happiness of people. The novel as some may state is about Jay Gatsby but many forget the story's protagonist Nick Carraway, it is in his retelling of the events that happened during his life in Little Egg that change him as a person.
The Great Gatsby has so many different meanings and can be read on so many levels. I guess this is what makes it such a classic and one of the best pieces of American literature to date. The book can not be read without a bit of brain analysing but neither can any excellent books can they?
Like I say, its reputation should speak for itself, the film adaptation is also worth a watch. Read it... at least so you can say you have.