On 5 Aug 2015 at 3:23pm WHSMITHS: Lewes wrote:
For those interested, following successful visits in other stores we at Lewes have a special guest in Peter James joining us in the precinct store tomorrow. Due to be between 9-11:30 with a talk every half hour about his upcoming projects and a Q&A session.
Hope to see all here in the morning!
On 5 Aug 2015 at 3:32pm Trooper wrote:
Peter WHO ????
On 5 Aug 2015 at 3:35pm WHSMITHS: Lewes wrote:
Peter James is an international best-selling writer of crime fiction. From the local area making him hugely popular among our south east stores and I'm sure our competition too
On 5 Aug 2015 at 4:28pm Dell wrote:
Good for you, hope it drums up some business.
I read one of his books once, it was absolute drivel of the lowest order.
On 5 Aug 2015 at 6:16pm Mr. Boot the chemist wrote:
to my colleagues @ WH Smith. Good Luck for the day.
On 5 Aug 2015 at 6:38pm Guildenstern wrote:
Of course you are entitled to your opinion Dell. As you are to share it with us. But the booksales show that you are in a minority. I enjoy Peter James novels, esp. the Roy Grace stories. And part of the pleasure comes from, as a local, identifying the various locations.
On 5 Aug 2015 at 7:21pm SouthStreeter wrote:
I realise it must just be me but I thought the two I tried were poorly written , best sellers lists don't necessarily indicate quality . plus surely this is just an advert for the continuously poorly performing retailer W H Smith ?
On 5 Aug 2015 at 8:11pm Sussex Stationers wrote:
Best wishes to all involved.
On 5 Aug 2015 at 9:33pm SouthStreeter wrote:
Sussex Stationers is W.H Smiths !
On 6 Aug 2015 at 12:19am Earl of Lewes wrote:
@Dell - they're not great literature and I don't like them, but the sales figures show that he's highly successful in that genre. I held an event with him once and he's a very good speaker, so I'd recommend popping in if you're in the area.
On 6 Aug 2015 at 5:43am another voter wrote:
Peter James was my best friend at junior school.
He's an electrician now, lives in Leatherhead.
On 6 Aug 2015 at 7:25am Leatherface wrote:
It's your head that's leather, voter. Stupid Boy
On 6 Aug 2015 at 11:04am Old Bloke wrote:
Last time I went into Smiths it was as bad a shopping experience as it's possible to have - even in Lewes
Awful chain - badly run - merchandised like a low rent boot sale
Won't be long before they're out of business
On 6 Aug 2015 at 9:22pm Dell wrote:
Just because something is popular it isn't necessarily any good.... Coca Cola, Eastenders, McDonalds, Jeremy Kyle, VW Beetles, The Who, etc etc.
I found his books full of exposition, plot holes, coincidence and poor characterisation.