I wanted to know more about the novel or else I'd be wasting Hammett's time. Googling John Lennon and the Mercy Street Cafe produced several pages of results. The book was listed on dozens of sites about fiction, writing, and the literary marketplace. It was also on sale at hundreds of online bookstores around the world. This, in itself, wasn't that unusual, but it told me that the novel was competitive. Thefind.com alone was a portal to 119 additional sites where the book could be purchased. I also found a dozen online stores in Great Britian that carried the book, and it was for sale in Japan, India, Portugal, Greece, India, and South Africa. Many online campus bookstores also advertised the book.
The title was "out there," so I knew that a few copies discovered at Starbucks hadn't been aberrations. Whether it could become cult fiction was another matter altogether.
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Cult Fiction and Genre
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Cult Fiction and A CONFEDERACY OF DUNCES
Moby-Dick: The Ultimate Cult Novel
John Lennon and the Mercy Street Cafe: Cult Fiction in the Making?
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