The Great Gatsby

The Great Gatsby, quality of distortion

Could you please tell me the meaning of "quality of distortion" in the last chapter of The Great Gatsby:

Even when the East excited me most, even when I was most keenly aware of its superiority to the bored, sprawling, swollen towns beyond the Ohio, with their interminable inquisitions which spared only the children and the very old—even then it had always for me a quality of distortion. West Egg especially still figures in my more fantastic dreams. I see it as a night scene by El Greco: a hundred houses, at once conventional and grotesque, crouching under a sullen, overhanging sky and a lustreless moon.

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No, I think It's just East Egg that Nick finds distorted. It is the society of the filthy rich he finds superficial and twisted.

I think that for Nick, East Egg had a surreal quality about it. The place distorted reality. The ultra rich lived in a bubble where reality was distorted to simple gratification of desires.

Ok; the place is something distorted, deformed or does it has the power to distort everything?