I read it, from end to end, in one night; even when at 4.30am it was difficult to follow the florid descriptions of scenery. I couldn’t put it down even when my eyes were blurred and exhausted and I had to read the same paragraph twice just to focus my sight.
I understand why it was made so many times into movies because it’s very cinematic. I also understand why it’s considered a masterpiece; it’s a superb creation of characters and situations. An absolute page-turner. I fell in love with Ftizgerald’s talent and art forever.