My father lent me a copy of The Great Gatsby to reread. This book was the "Big Read" in the area my father lives. He did not enjoy the book at all--though I could not get him to give me any specifics as to why. I had initially read this book close to twenty years ago in college.
It is interesting to note that when the book was first published (1925), it was moderately successful--though Fitzgerald saw the novel as a failure. After his death (1940), there was a resurgence in the book. We know this book is taught frequently today in high schools and colleges. Have you ever read any book list that doesn't include Fitzgerald' The Great Gatsby?