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Tuesday, January 1, 2013

Book Buzz: Dickens' Christmas, 'Godfather' settlement

Marlon Brando stars as Don Vito Corleone in 'The Godfather.' Mario Puzo's estate has settled with Paramount over copyright infringement. (Photo: Getty Images)

Here's a look at what's buzzing in the book world today:

Dickens' Christmas: The day after Christmas, read reviews of two Dickensian books, Charles Dickens in Love by Robert T. Garnett and Great Expectations: The Sons and Daughters of Charles Dickens, by USA TODAY's Bob Minzesheimer.

Amazing reviews: Amazon is cracking down on suspicious user reviews of books after several cases of authors writing positive reviews of their own books or manipulating the reviews through social media campaigns.

'Godfather' settles: Paramount Pictures and the estate of Godfather creator Mario Puzo have reached a settlement in the case that argued the movie studio infringed copyright.

Teen read: Young blogger Tavi Gevinson writes about The Virgin Suicides and teen angst for NPR's book club, PG-13.

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