THE GREAT GATSBY

Reading Is Hard, So Here Are Some Ultra-Condensed Versions Of Literary Classics

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Sometimes reading 350-page novel is just too much work. And Cliff Notes can also be a pain. Thankfully, there's Book-A-Minute Classics!

THE CORRECTIONS

‘Corrections’ HBO Series Sounds Promising

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I've been hesitant to write anything about HBO's attempt to adapt Jonathan Franzen's The Corrections into a TV series, because the network still hasn't greenlit a pilot.

Sci Fi

Can Even Hollywood Ruin Asimov’s Greatest Work? Probably.

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Isaac Asimov hasn't had the best luck with Hollywood.

#ARCHER

‘Archer’ Reference of the Week: A Lord Byron Back Tattoo

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Once again, "Archer" lovingly scratched my belly by integrating obscure and highbrow references into its jokes.

The Wire

‘The Wire’ as 19th Century Literature

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As a hardened Internet veteran, there isn't much out there that surprises me.

POE

Coming to ABC: Edgar Allan Poe, P.I.

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I'll see your <a href="http://filmdrunk.uproxx.com/2009/05/sherlock-holmes-bartitsu" target="_self">Sherlock Holmes bare-knuckle boxing</a> and raise you Edgar Allan Poe as a crime-fighting detective: ABC has ordered a crime drama where Edger Allen Poe solves mysteries.

SNOOKI

Snooki Is a Drunk. Nicole Is an Author.

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As if the notion of <a href="http://www.uproxx.com/tv/2011/01/snookis-novel-is-powerful-stuff" target="_self">Snooki writing a novel</a> isn't already laughable enough -- her input was given to ghostwriter Valerie Frankel over conference calls -- everyone's favorite be-poufed Oompa-Loompa is upping the hilarity by taking herself seriously: The pint-size loudmouth - who, now that she’s an author, prefers to be called Nicole - tells the Daily News that "words can't even describe" what it means to her to have her book on stands.

THE TONIGHT SHOW

New Details from the Leno/Conan War

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<a href="http://www.vanityfair.com/culture/features/2010/12/late-night-wars-excerpt-201012?currentPage=all" target="_blank">Vanity Fair</a> has an excerpt from Bill Carter's new book, The War for Late Night, about NBC's Jay Leno/Conan O'Brien boondoggle in the winter of 2009-10.

#Mad Men

Roger Sterling’s Book to Be Published

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One of the story lines from Season 4 of "Mad Men" dealt with the growing irrelevance of account executive Roger Sterling (John Slattery).

THE SITUATION

The Situation Is an Author Now

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Mike "The Situation" Sorrentino's book will be in book stores on November 2nd, but for those of you who want a head start on the sure-to-be challenging 133 pages, <a href="http://jezebel.com/5668719/exclusive-the-situations-new-book-is-the-literary-equivalent-of-an-ed-hardy-tee" target="_blank">Jezebel</a> published some excerpts yesterday.

OPRAH WINFREY

Oprah and Franzen, Take 2

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In case you're new to the world of disliking Oprah, her book club used to be a HUGE deal.

MTV

OF COURSE. OF COURSE THEY DID.

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Two members of the "Jersey Shore" cast have gotten a book deal.

#THE SIMPSONS

UNAUTHORIZED ‘SIMPSONS’ BOOK = AWESOME

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The Simpsons: An Uncensored, Unauthorized History is a new book out this week from Faber and Faber, an expansion of author John Ortved's 2007 article for Vanity Fair.

MMA

THE MMA ROMANCE NOVEL, WITH TIME TRAVEL

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The romance novel market is capitalizing on the world of mixed martial arts, finally merging males aged 18-34 demographic with the ever-valuable "single middle-aged women with at least two cats.

Literature

WL INTERVIEW: KENNY MAYNE (PART 1)

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Kenny Mayne has written a book, and </a> </a>.

MISCELLANY

WITH LEATHER HOLIDAY GIFT GUIDE

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As noted elsewhere, I'm a <a href="http://kissmesuzy.blogspot.com/2007/12/sean-taylor-memorial-meast-of-week.html" target="_blank">big fan of the holidays</a>.


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