The Great Gatsby by F.Scott Fitzgerald is a novel which i have read many times. The first time i read this book was during my English Literature A-level and i instantly fell in love with it.
The novel centers around the themes of wealth, mystery, idealism and resistance to change. It is set in the 1920’s which was a period of wealth and prosperity in America. This novel has plenty of mystery within it as it focuses on the very mysterious millionaire Jay Gatsby, so, if you like novels with mystery and suspense then this is definitely for you. This novel was recently turned into a film but i have to say i much prefer the novel, probably because i read it first and went into the film already knowing the core concept.
This novel is a classic and really helps the reader to picture what the roaring twenties must have been like, and the style of clothing that people wore, which was considered risky for the time. There is romance in this, which is intertwined with violence, which grips the reader. It starts off slow as it builds up the characters but as the novel progresses it becomes more intense and harder to put down.
I can’t really fault this novel, i really enjoyed reading it. It deals with betrayal and a sense of wanting to start over again that many people feel at some point. Fitzgerald was a very talented writer and I’m sure i will read this novel again at some point in the future.