Wednesday, August 12, 2009

Pynchon Bests Russo

At the Boswell Book Company in Milwaukee, Thomas Pynchon’s Inherent Vice outsold Richard Russo’s That Old Cape Magic 3 to 2, and Jonathan Tropper’s This Is Where I Leave You fell flat despite significant industry and critical buzz.

Daniel Goldin’s Boswell and Books blog reports:

For the second week in a row, there was energy in the store as folks came in to purchase the new novels by Thomas Pynchon and Richard Russo. In the end, the former outsold the latter by 50%. …

Still not selling is Jonathan Tropper's new novel, despite our over-the top rec in both our email newsletter and event calendar. This week Entertainment Weekly made a similarly bold proclamation, putting it on their must list and also giving it a big A-rated write up.


Zibilee said...

Looks like you picked a winner! I remember that your review was very positive, and I also remember that it made me put the book on my wish list.

Daniel Goldin said...

I'm still convinced the Tropper is going to sell just fine. It's an art-house movie, not a blockbuster release.