Book :: The Great Gatsby

The Great Gatsby
By: F. Scott Fitzgerald
Pages: 180
Published: 1925
Genre(s): Historical Fiction
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A social satire and a milestone in 20th century literature, 'The Great Gatsby' peels away the layers of the glamorous twenties in the U.S. to display the coldness and cruelty at its heart.

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wcwinter wcwinter

Apr 26th, 2023

Polilla-Lynn Polilla-Lynn

I finally read this book, and found it to be an interesting layered story. Nick realizes that the little house he moved in to is not far from the huge and impressive mansion belonging to Jay Gatsby. It is lit up every weekend for Gatsby's parties, and one day he is invited to attend. Nick realizes that his wealthy neighbour is in love with Nick's cousin, Daisy, so he agrees to set up a meeting. It gets complicated since she is now married. This story is a classic, and is both romantic and tragic.

Mar 24th, 2020

Ninett Ninett

May 5th, 2019

JesusCage JesusCage

Jan 7th, 2019

mekdonovan mekdonovan

Beautiful language.

Sep 28th, 2018

kireinekokun kireinekokun

One of my favorite books. It is historical works like these that save the essence and flavor of our country.

Feb 13th, 2018

Murfville Murfville


Aug 27th, 2017

amessina3399 amessina3399

Jan 12th, 2017

carlfreer carlfreer

I've enjoyed the overall plot of the novel but I wished he went more in depth in character structure. Overall, it was a good read.

Dec 19th, 2016

b00kworm b00kworm

I thought I would have enjoyed this well appreciated novel more than I did. The vocabulary barrier was difficult for me but I thoroughly liked Fitzgerald writing style. I enjoyed the overall plot of the novel but I wished he went more in depth in character structure. Overall, it was a good read but I don't see it as being one of my favorites. Unfortunately not emotionally provoking enough for me. "Whenever you feel like criticizing any one... just remember that all the people in this world haven't had the advantages that you've had."

Nov 18th, 2016

forline forline

I'm a sap but I love this book and have read it many times!

Sep 9th, 2016

justinwolfe82 justinwolfe82

Enjoyed the style of writing and the themes. Not sure if it is #1, but I have 622 to go...

Jul 26th, 2016

Hammer2665 Hammer2665

Jul 21st, 2016

hauerfarm hauerfarm

Jul 8th, 2016

Aaron Sztrakoniczky Aaron Sztrakoniczky

Great story, great writing, a must-read one !

Jun 1st, 2016

Portia Portia

May 18th, 2016

Bunnyy-Raabbit Bunnyy-Raabbit

Apr 4th, 2016

Fede Fede

Sep 5th, 2015

Lanas Lanas

When i search classics books to read,this was in the most list on web.."Fitzgerald" i believe,have one special writing type and little trouble me in the begining..The book is good,short,clever and have one subversive ending..To be honest i understand some meanings and not all..So with only the story,some meanings and the writing type,i dont think i put it in my favorites books..But really enjoy to read it

Aug 5th, 2015

Jsscnewman Jsscnewman

My favorite !!

Jul 2nd, 2015

bryanoz bryanoz

Jun 5th, 2015

maknaur maknaur

The Great Gatsby is one of my very favorite novels; I have read it several times. Fitzgerald's style is fantastic!

May 22nd, 2015

funkygman007 funkygman007

Mar 11th, 2015

krisxtina krisxtina

Jan 27th, 2015

crashman2 crashman2

A bold illustration of an archived present that the future can only strive to avoid. The extraordinary becomes simple and the facade of the 'Roaring 20's' is pierced through the psyche of a broken man and his cynicle nature.

Jan 23rd, 2015

Trappalapp Trappalapp

Jan 13th, 2015

notathreatinsight notathreatinsight

Dec 30th, 2014

willoyd willoyd

Dec 30th, 2014

jwk jwk

Dec 12th, 2014

sharon sharon

The Great Gatsby is a moving look into a love that is undeserved and a satire on the way people lived in the Jazz Age. Gatsby is sacrificed to the careless Daisy and her selfish husband.

Dec 6th, 2014

pceastman pceastman

Nov 19th, 2014

AuroraConverse AuroraConverse

Sep 17th, 2014

oldcowgirl1 oldcowgirl1

great classic fiction!

Sep 7th, 2014

acpac2004 acpac2004

Jul 25th, 2014

Tim35 Tim35

F. Scott Fitzgerald does an amazing job of portraying life on Long Island in the 1920's.

Jul 15th, 2014

bdubransky bdubransky

May 26th, 2014

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May 9th, 2014

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May 3rd, 2014

Malinda Malinda

Mar 10th, 2014

Pegfleming Pegfleming

Feb 27th, 2014

Mojo2dmax Mojo2dmax

Feb 19th, 2014

lanigan lanigan

Feb 15th, 2014

misterhorn misterhorn

I regretfully saw the movie before I read this book, they were both fantastic, but I wish I could have picture the book for myself rather than just imagine what I had already seen from the movie throughout the book.

Jan 28th, 2014

Amoula Amoula

loved it really i can't wait to watch the movie now

Jan 11th, 2014

Amberhallum Amberhallum

Jan 2nd, 2014


I've seen better.

Dec 23rd, 2013

gordogan gordogan


Dec 17th, 2013

mperry2743 mperry2743

Dec 17th, 2013

Tejas Nair Tejas Nair

A quality literary work with an even interesting story. Pure.

Dec 14th, 2013

Kitaab Kitaab

the thing i liked about the book, it being tricky at times with its different way of story telling. good but not the best ofcourse.

Dec 8th, 2013

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Dec 4th, 2013

julias725 julias725

Nov 29th, 2013

red13x red13x

This book was okay, I'm glad I have read it, but it isn't one I'd rush to pick up again!

Nov 23rd, 2013

Jane Jane

Nov 18th, 2013


The characters are flawed to the point where I hate all of them, the actual tale itself is boring and despite all the symbolism leaves no worthwhile lasting message.

Nov 17th, 2013

D-Train D-Train

Made good use of the dictionary while reading this book, meretricious, punctilious, homogeneity, echolalia? Seems like he was trying to impress readers with his vocabulary. The imagery makes one have to think about what he is referring to (what's with the island of ashes and the big set of eyes?) The book was almost poetic at times. Interesting but nowhere near being my favorite book. Had to watch the movie to explain certain things, such as the source of all the ash, never was this explained in the book. Of course DiCaprio starring in the movie was also a bonus!

Nov 16th, 2013

Joker Joker

Great Gatsby? More like Mediocre Gatsby.

Oct 26th, 2013

Jess Jess

Oct 20th, 2013

Bexcop Bexcop

Sep 24th, 2013

Joyce Beckett Joyce Beckett

The great american novel

Sep 23rd, 2013

Cynara92 Cynara92

I loved this book......especially the eyes that see it all...

Sep 19th, 2013

pookers pookers

It was pretentious

Sep 6th, 2013

_Cosmic_Love__ _Cosmic_Love__

Sep 3rd, 2013

che che

Aug 29th, 2013

vr732 vr732

Aug 28th, 2013

nian nian

Aug 24th, 2013

rebekahj391 rebekahj391

Good book. Quite weird, and a drag at times, but enjoyable nonetheless (I'm not exactly sure why it's a famous classic; I guess because of the social

Aug 23rd, 2013

dann dann

the most stunning imagery i have ever read..

Aug 21st, 2013

skhamilt skhamilt

This is artistry.

Aug 11th, 2013

Tberb Tberb

Aug 1st, 2013

Tberb Tberb

Aug 1st, 2013

haleymotl haleymotl

Jul 31st, 2013

Keith Keith

Jul 30th, 2013

toralinda toralinda

Jul 23rd, 2013

aola aola

Jul 21st, 2013

valentineni valentineni

Jul 11th, 2013

Applejack Applejack

A great depiction of the power of romance, the tragedy of deceit and adultery, and how quickly things can fall apart.

Jun 3rd, 2013

kiki kiki

I really enjoyed this book. it's quite short but easy to read, it's true that there are deliberate flaws in all characters but that's what makes the book so real to life. Gatsby is a remarkable character and I truly hope that Leonardo has caught him properly. I thought about this book for weeks after, deciding why the characters said or behaved in a certain way and it made me love it more. You know you've read a good book when it causes you to think about it after ward rather than be spoon-fed the theme. I have to add I cried too.

May 20th, 2013

Fflwff Stwff Fflwff Stwff

I love this book. I can't quite quantify why, but I just adore it.

May 12th, 2013

Alishagreen08 Alishagreen08

I love that I despise every character in this book!

Apr 22nd, 2013

Jordanmagill Jordanmagill

This bold indictment of the American Dream remains relevant in a day and age in which security and wealth are worshiped as gods. All the money in the world cannot make one happy, and Fitzgerald proves it here, elegantly.

Apr 18th, 2013

jwag5 jwag5

Apr 14th, 2013

Oliviaja Oliviaja

Apr 6th, 2013

Apollyon_ Apollyon_

Apr 2nd, 2013

fiolds fiolds

Mar 30th, 2013

wanddnaw wanddnaw

How I loved this book I can't wait for the the new movie version to come out in March 2013

Mar 28th, 2013

mike8743 mike8743

Mar 10th, 2013

Phorrest42 Phorrest42

Mar 2nd, 2013

sohailrose92 sohailrose92

Feb 26th, 2013

BorntoRead BorntoRead

This book is simply fantastic.

Feb 22nd, 2013

matthewrparks matthewrparks

One of the pinnacles of American literature and a timeless reminder of the futility of the American dream - definitely deserves a top spot on any book list.

Feb 19th, 2013

lgaston99 lgaston99

I read this book in high school and re-read it recently and found more enjoyment in it now than I did over 10 years ago. It's a good read and I would recommend it.

Feb 17th, 2013

TheUberKevlar TheUberKevlar

Interesting at times, but not my thing.

Feb 15th, 2013

refasliva refasliva

Feb 11th, 2013

vicky116 vicky116

Beautiful book.

Feb 11th, 2013

The Great Gatsby appears on these lists...

22nd on The 20th Centrury's Greatest Hits by American Book Review

20th on The Novel 100 by Daniel S. Bert

2nd on 100 Best Novels by Modern Library

1st on Rival 100 Best Novels by Radcliffe

46th on 100 Books of the Century by Le Monde

48th on 100 Greatest Novels of All Time by The Guardian

22nd on Books You Can't Live Without by The Guardian

38th on 100 Novels Everyone Should Read by Telegraph

43rd on The Big Read by BBC

12th on Books of the Century by Waterstone

18th on Top 100 Books by Newsweek

3rd on 100 Books of the Past Century by Koen Books

44th on Top 100 Books by Harvard Book Store