Critical Linking: The Most Read Stories, July 22 – 28, 2012

Here are the most read stories from the last week in Critical Linking…

 

To get to the million-dollar mark for debut fiction this year, it apparently helps to have a female teenage protagonist.

Surprisingly unsurprising.

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Indeed, the casual mention in Gatsby might lead one to believe that it was just a city he’d read about or a place he saw on a map. But it’s something more than that. The reason Lake Forest became such a significant place to one of America’s great writers is simple: his first love was from there.

Gatsby just radiates interesting angles.

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Publishing got rich on Pamela Anderson’s diet book but got famous on Faulkner.

You can crack on the publishing biz if you like, but might I suggest just a smidge of, say, history?

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How many serious books can even a dedicated reader conquer in a year? No more than forty, I should think. 

Challenge….ACCEPTED.

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‘One of the points in our guidelines will be “review the book and not the author.”‘

The Wild West review days on GoodReads appear to be over.

 

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