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9 Things You Didn’t Know About The Great Gatsby

Today marks 90 years since the release of F. Scott Fitzgerald’s seminal novel The Great Gatsby. To celebrate, we’ve done some digging and found a few quirky facts about the novel many regard as the quintessential ‘Great American Novel’. 1. It wasn’t always going to be called The Great Gatsby At one time or another, all of these were in consideration: Among Ash-Heap... Read more

by | April 10, 2015

TIME Magazine’s 10 Greatest Books of All-Time

A few years ago TIME magazine asked 125 of the world’s most celebrated writers to name their Top 10 novels of all time. No doubt after the resignations of many, many unpaid interns, they combined all these lists to make the ultimate Top 10 list. We thought we’d share it with you. We’d like a few more women on there but hey, isn’t that always the way. Do you agree with th... Read more

by | February 7, 2015

The Great Gatsby by ummmm… Baz F. Luhrmann (The Official Pre-Trailer Trailer Trailer)

To avoid exposing yourself as one of the five or six hundred people who were not forced to read The Great Gatsby at school when they were too young to understand it, read the book before you watch the film. Then you can join in on the discussion about whether the film did justice to the book. (Hint: it never does) Buy Book Here Read more

by | May 23, 2012

Paula McLain, author of The Paris Wife, answers Ten Terrifying Questions

The Booktopia Book Guru asks Paula McLain author of The Paris Wife Ten Terrifying Questions ——————————– 1. To begin with why don’t you tell us a little bit about yourself – where were you born? Raised? Schooled? I was born in Fresno, California in 1965. After being abandoned by both parents in 1970, my two sisters and I wer... Read more

by | April 1, 2011

Rebecca Lim, author of Mercy, answers Ten Terrifying Questions

The Booktopia Book Guru asks Rebecca Lim, author of Mercy, Ten Terrifying Questions ——————– 1. To begin with why don’t you tell us a little bit about yourself – where were you born? Raised? Schooled? I was born in Singapore but raised and schooled in marvellous Melbourne, Australia. I speak a kind of terrible, pidgin Mandarin Chinese around my rel... Read more

by | November 30, 2010