The mysterious Jay Gatsby embodies the American notion that it is possible to redefine oneself and persuade the world to accept that definition. Gatsby's youthful neighbor, Nick Carraway, fascinated with the display of enormous wealth in which Gatsby revels, finds himself swept up in the lavish lifestyle of Long Island society during the Jazz Age.
Jay Gatsby is the man who has everything. But one thing will always be out of his reach. Everybody who is anybody is seen at his glittering parties. Day and night his Long Island mansion buzzes with bright young things drinking, dancing and debating his mysterious character. For Gatsby, young, handsome, fabulously rich, always seems alone in the crowd, watching and waiting, though no one knows what for. Beneath the shimmering surface of his life he is hiding a secret: a silent longing that can never be fulfilled. And soon this destructive obsession will force his world to unravel.
I'll be completely honest that I'm struggling to write a review for this book. Even a week after I've read it I still undecided about this book.
Nick Carraway who is the narrator of this tale, tells us about Gatsby, Daisy, Tom, Jordan and some others, is brilliant. To me the way Nick was written was the only upside to The Great Gatsby.
The Great Gatsby is am immensely sad tale, for me anyway, when I finally but the book down I was left feeling sad, confused and unfulfilled. And the ending! Ohmygod the ending!
I can't do this book justice at all because I really don't know how I feel about it at all!