I liked them. A lot of people seem to despise them.
I guess what I'm saying is: Read it, draw your own conclusions. If you like it, keep it and maybe read it again. If not, don't read it again.
As for whether I'd recommend it? Yes. Hell, even as much as I can't stand "The Great Gatsby," I also acknowledge that it is (for some godawful reason) a classic, so it should be read at least once. Same goes for any book.