Dan Brown tops Oxfam\’s chart of most-donated books…
Think this through a moment: more Dan Brown books are sold new than of any other (well, damn nearly any other). Thus we would expect to see more Dan Brown books in second hand shops than any other, more donated to charity shops than any other.
There\’s simply millions more around than there are of the Life of Pi….
So, what does The Guardian make of this fact?
Dan Brown might be one of the world\’s bestselling authors but it turns out that readers aren\’t too keen on keeping his special blend of religious conspiracy and scholarly derring-do on their shelves once they\’ve bought it.
Yes, they\’ve slightly missed the point that a larger supply of first hand copies will lead to a larger supply of second hand ones. To do so would of course have meant leaving out the sneer….