I hadn't reread this book since my freshman year of high school and I'm really glad I did because I discovered that I no longer hate it. In high school I was convinced that this book was awful and had the most depressing ending ever. Now, I appreciate the fluidity if the writing and the beauty f the words and I'm quite the fan.
This will go on my shelf as an American classic, a novel that really catches the decadence of a bygone era and captures human faults to a T.
As a side note, I saw the new Baz Luhrman adaptation and I am a HUGE fan, I think he captured the book perfectly. Go see it.... After you read the book that is.