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Reviewed by Kim Anisi for Readers' Favorite
What can I say and where do I start? Brain - The Man Who Wrote the Book That Changed the World by Dermot Davis is one of the best books I have read in the last few months. The story is about novelist Daniel, who unfortunately does not write what the market wants. His books are not mainstream enough and very different from something like Twilight. He writes high quality - but nobody seems to want that these days. His agent turns his latest book down and Daniel might even have to pay back the advance he received. These are very bad times for the literally starving author who is months behind in paying his rent. So Daniel decides to find out what the market wants and then he writes. What he intended to be a satire of self-help books, however, turned out to be a huge hit - as a self-help book. People take all the ideas - and very strange ideas they are - seriously and Daniel, under a pseudonym, turns into the most popular author. But will he be able to continue the farce, especially when he has to hold seminars and appear on TV shows?
Brain - The Man Who Wrote the Book That Changed the World by Dermot Davis is an excellent, witty, and entertaining book. It shows everything that is wrong with current trends in the book world and how easy it actually is to make people believe things just because they are written down in a book. If a self-help book tells you to walk backwards all day and not use one half of your body the other day and to soak your head in ice-cold water for four hours - would you do it because the author claims it would improve your life?
Brain is a very clever book and very entertaining, especially if you know what it's like to be in Daniel's shoes or if you sometimes despair about the current state of literature. If you would like to get away from vampires, especially the sparkling ones, self-help books, and books about questionable celebrities, then this book is an excellent choice!