Fine! I'll admit it. I've watched both trailers for Baz Luhrmann's new adaptation of The Great Gatsby a solid million times each.
Those cars! That champagne! Those jewels! Those jams! And, of course, literature's favorite billboard featuring the creepy gaze of Dr. T.J. Eckleburg!
As anticipation for the film rises I'm sure your copies of the original material will get more use than ever, but what stands up next to a novel like THE GREAT GATSBY? What read-alikes do you recommend to roaring readers that can't get enough of flappers and foul play?
We recommend Z: A Novel of Zelda Fitzgerald by Therese Anne Fowler, the story of beautiful, reckless Southern belle Zelda Sayre and her scandalous adventures with Scott in the Jazz Age.
"Fowler has given us a lovely, sad and compulsively readable book." -Kirkus Reviews (starred review)
Z will be available from St. Martin's Press in March.