Slovaks mostly download detective stories

DETECTIVE stories, especially by Scandinavian authors, were the e-books most downloaded by Slovaks via the Wooky platform in December 2014.

(Source: SME)

The most sold book, according to the platform, became the criminal novel “Police” by Norwegian author Jo Nesbo, the TASR newswire reported.

“This densely plotted story, is one of Nesbo’s darkest and most disturbing ... The chills are palpable in this nerve-racking thriller,” The New York Times wrote about the book.

The novelist also ranked sixth in the list with his book “The Son”.

The Scandinavians also filled other ranks in the top 10 list: number two became “The Crow Girl” by Erik Axl Sund, a pen name of Swedish author duo Jerker Eriksson and Håkan Sundquist, and number eight is “Derailed” by Danish novelist Michael Katz Krefeld.

The third most sold book was Dan Brown’s “Inferno”, followed by “A Fort of Nine Towers” by Afghani writer Qais Akbar Omar and “This Man” by British writer Jodi Ellen Malpas. Seventh ranked “The Longest Ride” by American writer Nicholas Sparks.

Only one Slovak author made it to the top 10 list: Mária Mikitová Janošková and her novel for women called “Vyhorená Dúha” (Burnt-Out Rainbow), a story about Kaja, who is in her forties, and the men in her life, which placed ninth.

Tenth on the list was Lisa Gardner’s (US) thriller “Fear Nothing”.

Wooky collects data about sales from e-shops which run on the platform, like Rajknih.sk, iBux.sk, Klobook.sk, Gorila.sk and oKnihe.sk, as reported by TASR.

This article is published as part of Spectator College, a programme created by The Slovak Spectator  with the support of Petit Academy Foundation  and Orange Foundation . A glossary of words as well as an exercise related to this article are also published online.

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