Stephanie posted a review at 2009-12-30 03:07:36.
Haven't read it? You should, and no, I'm not a repressed high school English teacher. This is one of the greatest books ever written. Fitzgerald captures the voice of the common man as his narrator spins and sips his way through the roaring twenties. Along the way, he bares weary witness to organized crime, adultery, and a Hellish revist to Babylon. Star-struck by the bad and beautiful Buchanans, Nick Carraway helps the mysteriously successful rags-to-riches golden boy Gatsby reconnect with his pre-war sweetheart.
Of course it all ends in tragedy, but we happily follow the yellow-brick-road of Fitzgerald's lyrical prose. This is a one-sit read, one, because it's short, and two because you won't be able to put it down once you start. If you have to read it for an English class, consider yourself lucky. If you were assigned To Whom the Bell Tolls instead, grab a copy of Gatsby and enjoy.