Saturday, May 11, 2013

Don't Make Fun of Renowned Dan Brown

From The Daily Telegraph:

Renowned author Dan Brown woke up in his luxurious four-poster bed in his expensive $10 million house – and immediately he felt angry. Most people would have thought that the 48-year-old man had no reason to be angry. After all, the famous writer had a new book coming out. But that was the problem. A new book meant an inevitable attack on the rich novelist by the wealthy wordsmith’s fiercest foes. The critics...

...The critics said his writing was clumsy, ungrammatical, repetitive and repetitive. They said it was full of unnecessary tautology. They said his prose was swamped in a sea of mixed metaphors. For some reason they found something funny in sentences such as “His eyes went white, like a shark about to attack.” They even say my books are packed with banal and superfluous description, thought the 5ft 9in man. He particularly hated it when they said his imagery was nonsensical. It made his insect eyes flash like a rocket. 

Click here to read the complete piece by Michael Deacon.

1 comment:

  1. Someone needs to make fun of "renowned author" Dan Brown. I read his first four books, starting with The Da Vinci Code and worked back through them. It didn't take me long to realize he was writing the same book over and over, never mind the flowery aspects of his prose.

    By the time I started his first book, the last one I read, I determined to figure out the villain of the piece based on what he'd done in the other three. Page twenty-five I had my prospect and lo and behold I was right. I resolved then to never read another Brown novel. What would be the point. I'd already read it four times.