Dan Brown


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If ever there was a guy who made millions through mediocrity it's dan brown. Da Vinci Code was o.k. I read that first. Dodgy writing but there's the 'What if it were true' thing. I've never managed to finish any of his other books. His characters are cardboard and the same in every novel.

>>By plantman   (Thursday, 30 Jun 2005 00:09)

I'd second that. Second rate writing behind a possibly interesting story. Yawn.

>>By docjay   (Thursday, 30 Jun 2005 13:51)

i thought the books were really quite good but you were right about the "surprise" twist after reading the da vinci code i guessed in each one who the "bad guy" was going to be. Don't you think the books are good on an educational level though, if I hadn't read the books I wouldn't know about PHI or the julius caesar box or the atbash cipher. It was fascinating for that.

For those of you who enjoyed it you should try reading ADEPT by robert finn. It is a little more wacky though because in Da Vinci it is slightly more believable because it never actually really tells you straight out that the things mentioned exist. However in adept the supernatural exists for definite.

>>By Crazybeth   (Monday, 5 Sep 2005 19:08)

I just finished reading the Da Vinci Code and I loved it! Dan Brown is very skillful at intertwining fact and fiction, leaving the reader guessing. Well the ending did leave me guessing! I don't mean to spoil the book for those of you who haven't read it, but I've read the ending several times and I just can't seem to figure out what the Holy Grail turned out to be! So, could those of you who are smarter then me send me a message with the answer lol?

>>By Kinz   (Sunday, 6 Nov 2005 20:13)

P.S.... a lot of you are saying how you didn't like the book due to it being too predictable and unbelievable, well if you think about it....it's just a FICTIONAL book! There comes a time when reading that you have to stop over analyzing and let the fun and adventure of the story over take you! Obviously this is just my opinion (not trying to offend) but the DVC was a great read regardless of all the hoopla.

>>By Kinz   (Sunday, 6 Nov 2005 20:24)

His characterization and writing are pretty blahh, but you've got to admit he knows how to get you hooked.

>>By raspberry_juice   (Tuesday, 27 Jun 2006 03:50)

He writes summer blockbusters - they're a fun read, but nothing else. They won't endure as great literature, and within thirty years they won't really be read at all.

>>By pgrmDave   (Friday, 21 Jul 2006 18:57)

I can't wait for Dan Brown's new book.

>>By Ky02121   (Wednesday, 10 Dec 2008 13:47)

Except for the Da Vinci Code book, the rest are forgettable. I have to admit that it was a fun book to read and it was great to browse the Internet to check some stuff from the book but in the end if not for those bits of information, the story was not really that outstanding.

I remember watching the National Geographic feature on the book, Dan Brown's defense was a turnoff. He should not have given the interview.

>>By jeeper   (Monday, 29 Dec 2008 01:11)

It's been a while, but I read both DVC and A&D. They were exciting fluff--fun to read, but not really great literature or fiction.
Having read both, I have not been particularly interested in pursuing anything else by him, since I think his stories are variations on a theme that I don't find deeply interesting.

For some fiction based on well-researched history, without so much conspiracy theory, consider "People of the Book" by Geraldine Brooks. I enjoyed it a bunch, learned some things, and want to read more by this Pulitzer winner.

Happy reading, all!

>>By bc   (Monday, 5 Jan 2009 01:49)

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