This novel is set in the jazz age. The book is about Nick who works as a broker. He has a cousin Daisy who is not happy with her marriage to Tom. Nick neighbour is Jay Gatsby.
Nick is invited to one of Gatsby party which he throws often. But Gatsby hardly appears at these parties. Being Neighbours Gatsby and Nick get to know each other. Gatsby believes that money can buy everything, even love.
It is believed this novel is similar to Romeo and Juliet. Juliet wants to extend her present, as her future prospects with Romeo are bleak and Gatsby wants to create a beautiful future by restoring the past. Fitzgerald writing is Poetic.
The book talks about human nature and love. One of the characters has a mistress. Many find it depressing because who dream do not achieve their aspirations. This is Fitzgerald 3rd novel. It talks about the American dream, He also talks about careless people. Tom and Daisy do not care about their daughter.
Overall this makes a good read.