The Great Gatsby was written by F. Scott Fitzgerald. Not only can it be applied to modern day society but it can also help us to reflect on the similarities between the past and the present.
I dislike this cover. Not only does it make the novel seem less serious but it is not impressive and does not reflect the content of the book.
I maintain, despite the poorly illustrated cover, that The Great Gatsby is worth reading. It tells the story of a romance that ends in tragedy; revealing the selfish and immoral side of humanity along the way.
I recommend you judge the soon-to-be-released film (starring Leonardo DiCaprio) from the trailer below: