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Floor Display of the Day: ‘9 Circles of Literary Damnation’

“Fired up by the release of Dan Brown’s Dante-inspired new thriller, Inferno,” the staff at BookPeople, Austin, Tex, “put together a massive display on our first floor honoring all nine circles of Dante’s hell: Limbo, Lust, Gluttony, Greed, Anger, Heresy, Violence, Fraud & Treachery. From Fifty Shades of Grey (Lust) to The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo (Violence) toThe Vanishers (Fraud, Treachery, actually that one covers a few…) to Garfield Weighs His Options (Gluttony) to Slaughterhouse Five (Vonnegut was an atheist–Limbo!), you are invited to gleefully descend into the fiery pits of damnation with us. Come on, you’ll like it. It’s warm down here.”

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