Has anyone tried laughing at the DVC yet? As in, when someone asks what you think about it, treating the whole premise as funny and ridiculous? And then, start to talk about its failure as a novel/story/thriller/writing/toilet paper (just kidding about the last).
Everyone agrees that it's not a literary masterpiece or even a good read. Who wants to relive English lit exams ('compare and contrast...', 'analyse this text...')?
It killed the conversation in five minutes flat.