The Great Gatsby - F. Scott Fitzgerald I wanted to do a quick re-read of this novel before going to see the movie. I had read it about 15 years ago in high school and could only remember bits and pieces of the plot.

The man everyone "knows" as Jay Gatsby is a wondrous enigma to the throngs of partygoers that come to infiltrate the grounds of his mansion nightly for elaborate parties that are the talk of the town. But to his neighbor Nick, the mysterious man becomes much more than a mere acquaintance as their lives are linked when Gatsby tries to reconnect with someone from his past.

Considered a classic, Fitzgerald's novel is a tragic love story that captures the feel of New York during the Roaring Twenties. It is a solid and quick read that I would recommend to anyone.