This beautiful video short of the famous Asch experiment perhaps has something to say about why certain films, musicians and, yes, books are mystifyingly popular. Via Tim Harford — Article — The Asch Conformity Experiment.
About Lloyd Shepherd
Lloyd is the author of The English Monster, The Poisoned Island, Savage Magic, and The Detective and The Devil. He lives in London, and only talks about himself in the third person for SEO purposes.