Its one of those things i dont get in life, why does bad literature sell so well and make millions? If you look at it than anyone with a genuine idea can scrap up a book and publish it, but we all know how hard it is to get a book published, so is it just dumb luck? Stuff like sparkling vampires or Potter series, now i know many here are probably big fans of one or the other but looking at the its value as literature its just terrible. The HP series is filled with bad character development filled with inconsistency and its plots are solved with shaggy dog cheats or deux ex machine, and we ended up with 7 books more or less the same(HP is hero even though he didnt do anything) Recently finished the Death gate series by Wies and Hickman, and just shows that two heads wont mean better written story, it was so painful to read that i truly believe my eyes were bleeding, also filled with many cheats, no character development, and which is worse you can read the last two books in the series and know every event that happened since book 1 as they just kept repeating everything that happened, my guess is to just add word count otherwise the books might have been written with 10k words. But they have a huge fan base which sadly can be seen in the reviews(one sad reason why i picked it up as i mistook it for a good book) of the series how much they loved it and they got away with it. Now i can understand why their book was sold well to some point but even if you are a big fan would you really tolerate this kind of writing? Needless to say i will not pick anything they write ever again. So any thoughts why do such books sell?