I only read the novel two years ago, but whoa what a gem of a book! It is not very long, but indeed very compact. Two years ago I was reading a lot of classics that I for some odd reason haven’t read before. Among them The Unbearable Lightness of Being, which to me, turned out as a major downer. Maybe because I really didn’t like Tomáš. The Great Gatsby was in no way a disappointment. So go read it before the movie hits the theaters. Penguin has a beautiful edition of the novel btw.