What book reviewers said about ‘The Great Gatsby’ when it came out in 1925

“‘The Great Gatsby’ is in form no more than a glorified anecdote, and not too probable at that.” – Chicago Daily Tribune; May 3, 1925

“A curious book, a mystical, glamorous story of today.” – New York Times, April 19, 1925

“A valiant effort to be ironical. His style his painfully forced.” – New York Evening Sun; April 15, 1925

“This book is a minor performance.” – St. Louis Post-Dispatch; April 25, 1925

“It is very great. Mr. Fitzgerald has certainly arrived.” – Los Angeles Times; May 10, 1925

* Why it took so long for “The Great Gatsby” to be considered a classic (newspaperalum.com)