After trudging through Ulysses, I found The Great Gatsby very enjoyable reading.
The story was an obvious parallel to the author’s life with Daisy representing Zelda and both Carraway and Gatsby representing Fitzgerald. Many other similarities are found in the book; the Long Island locale, the overabundant alcohol, the excesses of the wealthy, the freeloaders, etc.
If I were to meet Fitzgerald, I expect I’d find a sad, but humble man who I could enjoy a seemingly simple, but deep conversation with. This is a man I would most definitely like; not too upbeat, but certainly not downtrodden.
Pulling the plot together with a dark, but not unexpected ending, my rating is an 8 out of 10.