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Stephen Colbert wants you to read 'The Great Gatsby' by Thursday -- VIDEO

Imitation is the sincerest form of flattery, so Oprah probably won’t mind that Stephen Colbert stole her idea (as a tribute) and started his own book club. It’s called “cOlbert’s Book Club” – with the capital O so it can have a similar logo to Oprah’s – and its first book is The Great Gatsby.

Come Thursday, Colbert, Pulitzer Prize-winning author Jennifer Egan, and Gatsby director Baz Luhrmann will be sipping chardonnay and discussing the broad themes of the novel. We predict a lot of 3-D jokes.

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On the Books Apr. 19: 'Big Sur' to big screen, Jennifer Egan responds to Pulitzer win, and more

French-American actor Jean-Marc Barr by starring in a film adaptation of Big Surjoins the ranks of James Franco and Sam Riley in playing a beat writer. Published in 1962, Big Sur is the autobiographical novel of a celebrated young author who flees the literary hub of New York for a cabin on the coast of California.

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Pulitzer Prizes announced for 2011: Jennifer Egan's novel 'A Visit from the Goon Squad' and Bruce Norris' play 'Clybourne Park' among winners

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Jennifer Egan’s novel A Visit from the Goon Squad, a sprawling story that pivots from the story of an indie record label owner to a wide network of loosely connected characters, has won the 2011 Pulitzer Prize for Fiction.

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On the Books Mar. 14: Tina Fey and Steve Martin's joint show, James Frey's controversial Messiah, and more

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Tina Fey and Steve Martin are putting on a show together in Los Angeles April 19th to talk about their books. Unlike lower profile authors who often have to road-trip to near-empty bookstores to hock their tomes, Fey and Martin will be gracing the Nokia Theater stage for a paying audience (tickets are on sale for $29 to $119).

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