`Devil May Care` peaks in Canada, slumps in USA
Sebastian Faulks has risen towards the top of the book charts in Canada after "Devil May Care
" spent the first two weeks languishing at the bottom end of the nation's top ten. The book initially entered at #7 in Canada, climbed to #6 last week and is now at the dizzy heights of #2.
Book sellers in the USA are experiencing the opposite reaction for the new James Bond novel.
Devil May Care slipped from #8 to #11 to #15 after three weeks on the prestigious New York Times best-sellers list, and slipped from #9 down to #13 on the Wall Street Journal's list for hardback fiction.
National newspaper USA Today, which tracks overall book sales in the country independent of category, tracked "Devil May Care" from #38 to #56 to a lowly #80 after three weeks on release.
Reviews of the novel
, which was released to celebrate the Ian Fleming centenary, have been mixed:
âSmattered with plausible Bondismsâ Daily Mail
âSuperbly crafted pasticheâ Sunday Express
âSometimes it all seems a little familiarâ Daily Express
âFull of lazy errorsâ Mail on Sunday
âA brave effortâ Observer
âA superficially classic Bond caperâ Times
âEverything is laboriously spelled outâ Financial Times
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