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Where Dan Brown meets Khaled Hosseini

The decade’s top-selling fiction in Britain has a few surprises


 

Four Dan Brown titles made the top five, bracketing the top British novel (and No. 3 overall), The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night Time. Mark Haddon’s book about an autistic teenager has sold more than 2 million copies, and was beaten in sales only by Dan Brown’s mega-selling The Da Vinci Code and Angels and Demons, which sold 5.2 million and 3.17 million copies respectively. Two other Brown titles, Deception Point (1.97 million) and Digital Fortress (1.85 million), became bestsellers in the wake of the Code, and took fourth and fifth places in the list compiled by Bookseller Magazine. The only other writer with multiple spots is Afghan-American writer Khaled Hosseini, whose The Kite Runner (1.51 million) and A Thousand Splendid Sons (1.43 million) took eighth and ninth places. There was, of course, only room on the list for those who weren’t Dan Brown, by virtue of the fact that Bookseller made a separate children’s list, where J.K. Rowling’s seven Harry Potter novels took the first seven places.

The Telegraph


 
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