So basically when I think of Jay Gatsby I think of Charles Foster Kane. A man who tried to buy love and lost. The characters are mostly deplorable and the story is basically about rich people and their problems; a lot of which they self-inflict. The writing is amazing!!! The first chapter and the last chapter are so memorable and the way Fitzgerald writes his characters is incredible. He is superbly talented! The atmosphere is incredible and is what makes this story so great.
I recommend! Just don't expect to like the characters or the fates that await them.