Reviews and Articles in General Publications
§ The Onion's A.V. Club Nov 11
§ CNN, Nov 10
(Fri 12 Nov 1999)
§ CNN, Nov 9
§ Salon Nov 8
§ Washington Post Book World Nov 7
Nonfiction reviews this week:
(Tue 9 Nov 1999)
William Gibson's All Tomorrow's Parties (Putnam) rises one to #7 on the San Francisco Chronicle list but drops one to #9 on Amazon's hardcover fiction list. It leads Amazon's SF bestsellers, and is among NYT hardcover fiction also-rans at #25.
Brian Herbert and Kevin J. Anderson's Dune: House Atreides (Bantam Spectra) drops one to #13 at NYT, drops off the LAT and SFC lists, but rises nine to #6 on Amazon's hardcover fiction list. It's #2 on Amazon's SF bestseller list.
Stephen King's Hearts in Atlantis remains solidly on the NYT (#9), WP (#9), and Amazon (#10) lists, but has dropped off the LAT list. Kurt Vonnegut's Bagombo Snuff Box has reappeared on the LAT list at #11 after two weeks off.
Amazon's SF bestsellers, after Gibson and Herbert/Anderson, are by R.A. Salvatore, Michael Crichton, Neal Stephenson, and Orson Scott Card.
Barnes & Noble's SF bestsellers are led by Crichton, followed by Herbert/Anderson, Salvatore, and Card.
This week's WP list is confusing; it ranks the Harry Potter books in positions 2-3-6 (nearly as high as they rank on most other lists), with ''weeks on list'' for each as 2, 4, and 3 (for the second, third, and first books respectively); yet none of them appeared on last week's list. Is ''weeks on list'' not consecutive? Or does WP keep changing its rules about whether or not to count YA books on the hardcover fiction list? In a remarkable numerological coincidence, the Harry Potter books occupy the same places, 1-2-4, on the NYT, LAT, SF Chronicle, USA Today, and Amazon Hot 100 lists when checked (though not in the same order, and with different books in 3rd place); they're 2-3-5 on Barnes & Noble's Top 100 (Amazon and B&N as of Tuesday morning).
Links to the Bestseller lists:
(Tue 9 Nov 1999)
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