In short, this a story of love and money. The Great Gatsby is a novel famous for the prelude of grand parties and the wild lifestyle of the nouveau riche. But this is as far as I want to go with the plot as I rally don’t want to take any risks with spoiling it for any future readers.
Although saying this I was one of those unfortunate victims that had the end of the story revealed to me before I read the book. However, this did not stop it being a thoroughly enjoyable read. It is clear why it is one of the classics, and why it is being remade with Leonardo DiCaprio, as Hollywood get another chance to make a lot of money out of a great story.
It is sad, as it is a plot that is heavily interlaced with tragedy, but it is this that makes the novel so special to so many.