RARA-AVIS: Re: The Road

From: Jacques Debierue ( matrxtech@yahoo.com)
Date: 14 Jan 2007

--- In rara-avis-l@yahoogroups.com, Bludis Jack <buildsnburns@...> wrote:
> Not that anybody here cares about the relative popularity
> of a book, but ... THE ROAD, by Cormack McCarthy made the
> NY Times best seller list early on (Top 15,) and then
> dropped off to near obscurity in the later rounds of
> counting, languishing in the 20s and 40s for a few weeks.
> Today's Times has it back at #10.
> I have to believe that it is people on this list, among
> other lists, who have praised it that have helped push it
> back up top.
> A good book, and word of mouth (or word by internet) helps
> sell a book.
> I believe it's a great book that deserves to be read.

Deserved sales, but I do wonder about who really reads him... One time I read a surprising statistic that said that 95% of books sold in the US are never read. I know for a fact that many people who own Faulkner's books have never cracked one. Shakespeare's complete works also show up pristine at yard sales... In any case, I am glad Cormac McCarthy is making some money.



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