A Reader posted a review at 2010-04-21 03:13:23.
Fitzgerald utilizes great prose to tell a tragic story. What's great about this book is its honest look at love and the many complications of human relationships. Lost love, marriage for security, the search to for the escape hatch from loneliness, and the triviality of money are all big themes in this book. What really last with you though, are Fitzgerald's masterfully crafted sentences.
The problem with this book, is that it espouses a feeling of hopelessness. There are no characters to admire. While J Gatsby does have attractive qualities, ultimately he has put his whole life on the whim of his lost love. The narrator seems relatively normal, but in the end he is exposed as a modern skeptic, who has little to hope for in life.