The new series Lupine created aMonster craze for the adventures of the famous gentleman burglar. Quebec independent bookstores have sold more Maurice Leblanc novels in the past two weeks than in the previous 10 years.
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The curiosity of telephones is therefore obvious, according to Jean-Benoît Dumais, general manager of the cooperative of independent Libraries of Quebec.
But if several adaptations of literary works can have this kind of effect, the case of Lupine remains particular.
“I have never been told so much about this phenomenon as with Arsène Lupin. I don’t know if it’s because the buzz is stronger, but the surprise certainly is, ”he explains.
The demand is therefore strong for the works of Maurice Leblanc these days, so much so that the members of the cooperative no longer have any copies in stock at the time of this writing.
The large chains, they too, were not spared by the phenomenon.
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