RATING: 🌕🌕🌕🌕🌑(4/5 moons)
First Published: April 1925
“He had intended, probably, to take what he could and go – but now he found that he had committed himself to the following of a grail.”
Narrator Nick Carraway tells the story of his neighbour Jay Gatsby, whose parties at his Long Island mansion are as lavish as his past is mysterious. Yet Gatsby cares only for one of his guests: his lost love Daisy Buchanan, now married and living across the bay. In Fitzgerald’s hands, this deceptively simple story becomes a near-perfect work of art, told in hauntingly beautiful prose.