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Old 09-15-2009, 03:51 PM   #1
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Dan Brown - The Lost Symbol: 74% discount

I don't know if it's temporary, but Amazon.co.uk is selling the hardback for 4,99£: http://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/0...SIN=059305427X

I know, I know, it's not an ebook... But it's so cheaper!
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Old 09-17-2009, 11:47 PM   #2
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In my country, the paperback version is almost US$30, I don't know is it the original price or is it because I'm leaving in south east asia.
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At any price, *The Lost Symbol* is too expensive. Just finished it. Complete tripe from start to finish. N
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Old 09-18-2009, 02:36 AM   #4
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At any price, *The Lost Symbol* is too expensive. Just finished it. Complete tripe from start to finish. N
Somehow I don't think that will make the blurbs on the paperback edition.

Thanks for the review, I was almost enticed enough by the hype, and against my better judgment, to actually fork over money for it.

Better judgment will prevail in this case.
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You're insulting tripe.
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You're insulting tripe.
What is really insulting is that the guy will make millions and millions of $ from this crap. While authors who DO turn out books that are great to read and totally pulls you into their "magic" hardly ever can live on it.

It's just sad.
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In my country, the paperback version is almost US$30, I don't know is it the original price or is it because I'm leaving in south east asia.
There is no paperback version, as far as I know.
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Old 09-18-2009, 07:05 AM   #8
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Isn't there some justification that the book publisher should pay people to read this book --- say....$9.99 deposited in one's checking account?

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Well, those who have read it seem to love it:

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The short answer is that The Lost Symbol is very entertaining--a page-turner at its very core. Even if you don't read the book in one sitting, I guarantee you'll find yourself putting the book down 5-6 chapters later than your original stopping point.
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What is really insulting is that the guy will make millions and millions of $ from this crap. While authors who DO turn out books that are great to read and totally pulls you into their "magic" hardly ever can live on it.

It's just sad.
Success means finding out what people want and giving it to them. I don't know who the authors are that you're talking about, but Brown struggled in obscurity for a while before figuring out what people wanted to read...maybe they will too.
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There is no paperback version, as far as I know.
Harry, he may have meant the "paper" version.
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Complete tripe from start to finish. N

Why did you finish it? I struggle to make it halfway through books that are tripe at their very start
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What is really insulting is that the guy will make millions and millions of $ from this crap. While authors who DO turn out books that are great to read and totally pulls you into their "magic" hardly ever can live on it.

It's just sad.
What I find "sad" is that people are so "down" on an author who is writing best-sellers. We need more successful authors in the world, not to be criticising those who do well, on the grounds that their creations fall short of some imagined "literary standard".

I'm sorry, but I really do disagree with you most strongly on this.

Well done Mr. Brown!
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What I find "sad" is that people are so "down" on an author who is writing best-sellers. We need more successful authors in the world, not to be criticising those who do well, on the grounds that their creations fall short of some imagined "literary standard".
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What I find "sad" is that people are so "down" on an author who is writing best-sellers. We need more successful authors in the world, not to be criticising those who do well, on the grounds that their creations fall short of some imagined "literary standard".

I'm sorry, but I really do disagree with you most strongly on this.

Well done Mr. Brown!

I've read both Da Vinci Code and Angels & Demons and hated both! I find Mr Brown's writing style...lacking. And repetitive. And I really despise books where the author feels the need to explain himself in great detail, leaving nothing to the reader.

But that said, I agree with HarryT on this one. There are plenty of books/authors out there that I don't like, but if there's a market for it and he can make a living off it, more power to him! If I could write complete tripe and still make millions, I'd sure as hell be doing it too.
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