Why I recommend this — 6 years ago
This book is incredible. It goes way beyond its shallow exposition of the disillusionment of the 1920s and reads like a fantastic piece of music. This book speaks about the follies of mankind (Gatsby) and what happens if you live only for riches and self-involvement. The story is incredible. Read it to understand!
I’m also glad that I had my English teacher guiding us through the book because I’m under the impression that this book is often misunderstood. Our teacher taught us the true underlying commentary in what Fitzgerald wrote. A “sparknotes” understanding of the book is simply not enough. Now, it’s one of my favorites.