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DoctorE's Avatar Comment 1 by DoctorE

High five Dawkins!!

Sun, 13 Sep 2009 16:32:00 UTC | #396598

hfaber's Avatar Comment 2 by hfaber

The greatest author on Earth!

Sun, 13 Sep 2009 16:56:00 UTC | #396609

adamd164's Avatar Comment 3 by adamd164

Fantastic to see, well done Richard. Over two and a half times the sales of #2.

Only slightly marred by their use of the word "strident" again...argh!

Sun, 13 Sep 2009 17:00:00 UTC | #396611

ozturk's Avatar Comment 4 by ozturk

And, oh dear, there's that word 'strident' again in the small print! But congrats RD - well done.
@RD - If I make a special trip from Istanbul to Manchester, can I be certain to get my copy signed?

Sun, 13 Sep 2009 17:00:00 UTC | #396612

sidelined's Avatar Comment 5 by sidelined

The days of religions grip on society are fading into the past if the popularity of books like Richards are anything to go by.
Finest Kind Richard.

Sun, 13 Sep 2009 17:01:00 UTC | #396613

Richard Dawkins's Avatar Comment 6 by Richard Dawkins

Oh dear, indeed, I hadn't even noticed that 'strident'. It might as well be my middle name, it is repeated with such mindless and unthinking regularity.


Sun, 13 Sep 2009 17:08:00 UTC | #396615

filipesmg's Avatar Comment 7 by filipesmg

I hope this book is translated here in Brazil soon! Can't wait for another Dawkins'! It's very refreshing to see that the sales are going really well!

Sun, 13 Sep 2009 17:09:00 UTC | #396617

BadScooter's Avatar Comment 8 by BadScooter

Congratulations Richard! My book arrives by mail tomorrow, cant wait!

Best wishes from Sweden.

Sun, 13 Sep 2009 17:32:00 UTC | #396632

DamnDirtyApe's Avatar Comment 9 by DamnDirtyApe

Best take it in your stride, sir.

...I'll get my coat.

Sun, 13 Sep 2009 17:41:00 UTC | #396634

retrotransposon's Avatar Comment 10 by retrotransposon

Richard, you scored more than Matt Le Tissier here !!!!

Sun, 13 Sep 2009 17:44:00 UTC | #396635

FXR's Avatar Comment 11 by FXR

Number 1! That's good news.
In Ireland the biggest book shop in the city, Easons in O'Connell St have the book down in the basement on a shelf with a lot of other books instead of on the ground floor where popular new releases usually go. None of the other bookshops I tried gave it any prominence or endcap display either. But yet for his book launch in the RDS, Dublin, the Irish Times went through all 700 tickets within a couple of days. It's a complete sell out.

Sun, 13 Sep 2009 17:49:00 UTC | #396636

Danish's Avatar Comment 12 by Danish

Got it yesterday. YAY! I was quite surprised how big and heavy it is. Pleasantly surprised, of course. :)

Sun, 13 Sep 2009 17:52:00 UTC | #396638

linbetwin's Avatar Comment 13 by linbetwin

In honour of sir Richard, I profess that my purpose in life and overarching goal is to be strident!

Sun, 13 Sep 2009 17:54:00 UTC | #396639

The Hogfather's Avatar Comment 14 by The Hogfather

Comment #414656 by Richard Dawkins-

Oh dear, indeed, I hadn't even noticed that 'strident'. It might as well be my middle name, it is repeated with such mindless and unthinking regularity.

Oh well, at least they didn't add a "shrill" into the bargain.

Congrats Richard.

Sun, 13 Sep 2009 17:59:00 UTC | #396643

David Lambie's Avatar Comment 15 by David Lambie

Congratulations indeed, considering some hot competition from the much-loved Vera Lynn!

I recently finished The Ancestor's Tale (wow!) and put A Devil's Chaplain on temporary hiatus when I received my pre-order copy of GSOE...

Sun, 13 Sep 2009 18:01:00 UTC | #396644

fsm1965's Avatar Comment 16 by fsm1965

they used "shrill" on the newsnight thing to make up ;)

Sun, 13 Sep 2009 18:07:00 UTC | #396650

Pilot22A's Avatar Comment 17 by Pilot22A

I placed my order on August 1, 2009 - and now says it will ship on Sept 28 -- is this the same experience everyone else is having?

How can this book be #1 on the list if Amazon hasn't shipped it yet?

Sun, 13 Sep 2009 18:09:00 UTC | #396651

fsm1965's Avatar Comment 18 by fsm1965

you've finally made it..... outselling jacko ;)

Amazon prolly including the advance orders....

Sun, 13 Sep 2009 18:14:00 UTC | #396653

Fizzle's Avatar Comment 19 by Fizzle

Congrats, Professor!

Sun, 13 Sep 2009 18:32:00 UTC | #396657

SaintStephen's Avatar Comment 20 by SaintStephen

Beating out Michael Jackson is no small potato! Or is it potatoe? Where's Dan Quayle when you need him?

Sun, 13 Sep 2009 18:43:00 UTC | #396662

NewEnglandBob's Avatar Comment 21 by NewEnglandBob

Congratulations, Richard.

Strident is just a flavor of chewing gum. Don't you guys know that yet?

Sun, 13 Sep 2009 18:46:00 UTC | #396664

Follow Peter Egan's Avatar Comment 22 by Follow Peter Egan

Well done Richard "Strident" Dawkins.

I am up to Chapter Three and am managing to cope with the "shrill" tone Richard will insist upon...

Sun, 13 Sep 2009 18:47:00 UTC | #396665

chameleonpete's Avatar Comment 23 by chameleonpete

Straight in at number 1. Hope that means more in book sales than it does the pop music charts. I'm enjoying the book so far. Waterstones had at no. 13 yesterday though.

Sun, 13 Sep 2009 18:47:00 UTC | #396666

BigJohn's Avatar Comment 24 by BigJohn

This book is presently #65 on Amazon USA, and , it's still in pre-publication sales. That bodes well, I think.

What frightens me is that Glenn Beck has two books in Amazon's top 14. Holy crap!

Thinking of Norman Borlaug a lot today. What a guy!

Sun, 13 Sep 2009 18:47:00 UTC | #396667

Mig.'s Avatar Comment 25 by Mig.

When in Portugal?

Sun, 13 Sep 2009 19:14:00 UTC | #396676

Ignorant Amos's Avatar Comment 26 by Ignorant Amos

Great result for a great book....well done to you Sir.

Amazon must just be out of pre-order came a week ago last thursday....and I got a 1p credit to my account because of the high sales figures, that was £2.00 off advertised pre-order purchase in total.

Sun, 13 Sep 2009 19:29:00 UTC | #396680

SaintStephen's Avatar Comment 27 by SaintStephen

It's like we're having a Blog Party to celebrate Richard's success!

(Okay... back to the giraffe autopsy.)

Sun, 13 Sep 2009 19:36:00 UTC | #396685

seals's Avatar Comment 28 by seals

Congratulations Richard, nice one!

Sun, 13 Sep 2009 19:37:00 UTC | #396686

Yngve's Avatar Comment 29 by Yngve

I expect to get my copy first thing when I get to London for TAM7. Pity you couldn't be there, but I guess your're more needed on the other side of the pond when it comes to the subject of your latest book.

Sun, 13 Sep 2009 19:47:00 UTC | #396687

alexo's Avatar Comment 30 by alexo

Well done Richard, your exasperation over the 'S' word is palpable. You must thinks sometimes what is it that you have to do!

Sun, 13 Sep 2009 19:53:00 UTC | #396688