Should I Read The Great Gatsby?

I went along with the hype about The Great Gatsby film and went to see it with a friend on Wednesday night. It was a big display of splendid houses and glamorous lifestyles.  I did find the first hour was a bit long building up the story line but when it got going it was very good and held my attention.  I did enjoy it and it was a good plot.

I rarely go to see films based on books, as the film is never as good, but in this case I haven’t read the book of The Great Gatsby so now I am wondering should I read it?  I think the film missed some key details but at the same time I hate reading something that I know what happens in the end.

So what I am asking is should I read it or not?

The Great Gatsby

The Great Gatsby