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June 30, 2004

Sam Waterston Reprises Nick Carraway Role
(sort of, and not for a movie, but hey)

by Ron Hogan

BMW and the New York Times are putting together a summer reading list for New Yorkers: four books--from Fitzgerald's The Great Gatsby to Esquivel's Like Water for Chocolate--will appear in their entirety in serialized installments to be inserted in city editions of the Times, with each novel taking a week to run. (The other two are Breakfast at Tiffany's and The Color of Water.) And here's where the Waterston bit kicks in: he'll be reading from the Fitzgerald at the Columbus Center Borders on Monday, July 12. "The Great Summer Read" website doesn't have anything yet, but look on the 12th and they'll have something up about Gatsby. In the meantime, nobody knows much about him; I heard he was a German spy in the war.


What a great idea to serialize a novel in the newspaper. Kudos to the Grey Lady for stepping out on a limb - a very expensive one at that, what with the newshole ever shrinking. I guess that's where BMW comes in - to underwrite this summer project.

Posted by: Bex at June 30, 2004 10:58 PM
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