Patrick King asked:
>If that's true, who the hell bought THE DA VINCI CODE? Riddle me that, Batman?<
I didn't buy it but I might have if it were not in my bag at Left Coast Crime in Monterey. I don't think I'm elite, but maybe among the half-baked among the masses.
Not a great read, I had to skip a lot of superfluous description to keep reading, but I learned a lot from it.
1. You can still get away with the cliff hanger.
2. A book does not have to be written well to be a best seller.
3. People like to learn even when some of the information is flawed.
4. You can't hide the true villain from astute or even a few half-baked readers.
Call them average if you will, but the literate masses make a book a true bestseller.
I read the book because too many readers whose opinions I respected liked it. I had to dig around in my piles of books to find it.
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