A jewel of a book, and Fitzgerald's finest hour--a mystery that reveals everything you need to know about wealth, power and disappointment in America. Even if you never read anything ever again, read this.— Charles Bottomley
"In his blue gardens men and girls came and went like moths among the whisperings and the champagne and the stars."
The reward of mystery comes from the thrill its journey brings, the discovery of that which is greatly unknown, and the realization that the well goes deeper and deeper, not into the characters, but into ourselves. More satisfying than most new fiction, Fitzgerald breathlessly relates his yarn of high society intrigue through the dark glass of human loneliness--and all under 200 pages. — Alex Bell
Gatsby's obsession to recreate the past in a culture of obscene wealth, shady ethics, adultery, and violence is eternally vivid, sharp, and surprising. Gatsby's beautiful dream to reverse time was doomed, but his story, and Fitzgerald's gorgeous lyricism, is timeless. — Mike Hare