It would be easier to discuss the merits (or lack) of the book if you specify something about the book you believe lacks merit. The opinion that the book is overly hyped is a common criticism, but is too vague to be refuted.

It was a bestseller. Of course many of those people who bought it are silly.

I wasn't opening up discussion of the book so much as inquiring why you find the fact that you cite interesting.

Open Thread, January 15-31, 2012

by OpenThreadGuy 1 min read16th Jan 2012248 comments


If it's worth saying, but not worth its own post (even in Discussion), then it goes here.

(I plan to make these threads from now on. Downvote if you disapprove. If I miss one, feel free to do it yourself.)