"We also saw that the book had achieved an excellent track record for a first novel in Europe."
This in turn helped the book achieve professional publication.
And who can say which book will achieve that much?
The book achieved immediate success and was translated into many languages.
This is certainly what this book in part has achieved.
The book was a best seller and also achieved high critical praise.
Many books achieved great popularity simply because the club selected them.
Whether the book will achieve any sort of pop-horror critical mass is hard to say, but Hill seems to know his audience.
And thus Fields' foolish little book achieved an influence out of all proportion to its real content.
Both books received decent reviews but did not achieve much popularity.