I wonder how the book was received at its time. For me, reading the book in almost a century in distance, The Great Gatsby is able to evoke so beautifully an old atmosphere, a far away era.
The writing is great. I was absorbed into it. I devored it. It is the quality of writing that absolutely captures me, not the plot, the insight, or the meaning of the book, whatever, which does not keep me interested and which is not so impressive. But the writing skill is just so superb.