Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Unfair to Humans

Sarah Weinman at work:

For those who care to keep score, I picked up my copy of THE LOST SYMBOL just shy of 4 PM on Monday, had the first 200 pages read by the time I showed up to Gotham Hall for the launch party, finished the book at 9:30 PM, turned in the review at 11 PM and it was done and dusted by 9 AM this morning.

4 comments:

promotional balloons said...

This big question was it any good or just a rehash of devinci?

Tulkinghorn said...

People of goodwill seem to differ on that point.

I succumbed to Janet Maslin's enthusiasm and bought it and will probably read sometime in the next month.

Not being Sarah Weinman, I can't read it in one evening including a dinner party.

Generic said...

"Da Vinci" to me was addictive junk food I hated mysefl for finishing. Terrible writing, great hooks. Insidious.

Tulkinghorn said...

I know what you mean. I abandon all my principles, such as they are, when confronted with a narrative juggernaut. If I can get through it quickly enough, I'm there.

But if it takes too long, I bail.