I was in the Stop n’Shop, and the store is laid out like the universe is conspiring against me. I go to the dairy section to get whatever I need, but then I have to go past the bakery, where the store chocolate chip cookies are the best ever, then past the Giant Table Stacked with Donuts, and THEN past the book aisle. It’s like a gauntlet of increasing temptation before I can even get near the checkout.
So check this out – with my handy camera phone I caught on film a curious phenomenon. Dan Brown is SO powerful, his current paperbacks and his backlist now warrant their own book size. It’s not quite trade paperback, but it’s not a mass market. Anyone else see these on the shelves? It’s just the Dan Browns, too – I checked the other books on the shelves.
I can’t believe he gets his own size. What are they, “Tall?” Or “Venti?”