The Great Gatsby
F. Scott Fitzgerald
1922, 2013, Kindle e-book
After being wowed by the recent Luhrmann film based on this novel, I thought I'd get a copy. And I was not disappointed! Set in 1920s New York, a mysterious and rich young man named Gatsby throws massive parties nearly every night. He befriends his neighbour, a bonds salesman, but not everything is as it seems.
I found the movie to be quite emotive, and the book was too. I knew nothing of the story before I saw the movie - it has themes relevant to today (interracial marriage vs. gay marriage). It is beautifully crafted, I love the words and turns of phrase.