The quality of Dan Brown's writing (much like your own) was extremely juvenile. For example, he would label the emotions a character was experiencing, rather than describing his actions in a manner that would reveal his emotions to the discerning reader.
"Robert was very scared." might make for an interesting sentence in a novel intended for third graders or those for whom English is a second language, but for an adult with an intellect that matches his age, it's a big bore. It's cartoonish without the fun of an anvil landing on somebody's head.
There are millions of people who are entertained by this literary junk food. Those people are not very bright. They cry while watching Oprah. They think Celine Dion could sing opera. They ask the museum curator where the Thomas Kincaids are hanging.
posted on 05/17/2006 11:59:02 AM PDT
(I've got my eye out for Mullah Omar.)
Haha! Well i sure do like your quality of writing! Very entertaining...Now let's clear something up. My poor quality of writing is in fact because English is my second language. As for the book, i didn't read Da vinci code yet, only "angel and demons" (some kind of prequel to the current subject) and in french. It is not suppose to make a difference but the emotions were actually more detailed...But in da vinci code, from the numerous people who enjoyed it while not being complete dumb a*s, they told me the plot was of much more interest than it's writing quality...So that's my point, it is your choice to base your conclusions on the quality of writing but it is not the only thing to look after in a book, there is also the story itself! The only way you can get an opinion of yours is by reading the book and go and see the movie!
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