Readers of books love lists. That's why book-review editor J. Peder Zane asked 125 writers – everyone from Norman Mailer to Jonathan Franzen to Margaret Drabble – to pick their very favorite books of all time. Out of all the books in the world, here are the 10 most selected by Zane's illustrious group. (You can see this and other book lists in Zane's book "The Top Ten: Writers Pick Their Favorite Books.")
The student-inmates in my prison lit class were attracted to 'Gatsby' by scenes of opulence – and the thought of self-improvement.
Noir guru Alan Rode ponders the challenges of filming the masterpiece.
F. Scott Fitzgerald's 'The Great Gatsby' is experiencing huge sales in advance of Baz Luhrmann's cinematic take on the novel, but a cover featuring Luhrmann's leads doesn't appeal to some.
'The Great Gatsby' is directed by Baz Luhrmann and stars Leonardo DiCaprio as the titular character. 'The Great Gatsby' is scheduled for a May 10 release.