Sunday 19 January 2020

Brown the hottest ticket in town as 'Inferno' sales soar

Dan Brown’s new bestseller has provoked predictable torrent of abuse
Dan Brown’s new bestseller has provoked predictable torrent of abuse
The latest book by Brown, the author of "The Davinci Code,"
Nicola Anderson

Nicola Anderson

DAN Brown fans are facing a thrilling gallop of their own, as they race to finish his latest book ahead of his visit here next week.

Just released, 'Inferno' may have been universally panned by critics before it even hit the shelves – but that hasn't put off his loyal legions of readers.

His first novel in over four years, 'Inferno' has soared to the top of the bestsellers list. The US writer – who has sold over 200 million copies of previous novels such as the now iconic 'Da Vinci Code' and 'Angels and Demons' – will visit Ireland on Monday to take part in the Dublin Writers Festival, with an event at the National Concert Hall.

He will also meet a group of just 20 fans at a closed signing at Eason's bookstore on O'Connell Street.

The critics are scathing – with one calling it Brown's "most ambitious novel yet – and his worst."

However, 'Inferno' has already topped the Amazon book sales chart on strength of pre-orders and it is also racing up the ranks of e-book best sellers at Eason bookstores.

Irish Independent

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