Skip to comments.Codebreakers rack their brains to solve Dan Brown's new poser
Posted on 01/02/2006 12:55:51 PM PST by wagglebee
FHC stands for: "Fosseus Habitus Comenglus" which loosely translates to: "The Skull and Bones Society".
And Buuuuush is one of those, as is Kaaaarl Roooooove....:)
According to Dan Brown, his novels are essentially factual dramatizations of real historical events.
Course, I have to be careful about giving away the secrets over here...there could be a mass run off of a cliff over in DU if I do it correctly!
"...kind of like the same people who thought that Oliver Stone's "JFK" was a documentary." What? It wasn't? What are you trying to say here?
Perhaps I read more than you do, and recognize crap when I see it.
Uh,......the 'Table' is really a 'bingo' table.....
Next up will be Graham Hancock's Fingerprints of the Gods or maybe he'll re-write The Templar's Secret Island by Henry Lincoln.
This guy has quite a racket going. There is certainly plenty of source material to pull from. Can't wait until he works Oak Island, Rennes-le-Château, Bérenger Saunière, Visigothic treasure troves and maybe even the discovery of the Ark during Timkat in Ethiopia....Should be good for at least ten more volumes, I would think.
You could easily make the case that Brown is a good to excellent storyteller, but he is an atrocious writer. The writing in The Da Vinci Code was so awful, I found myself alternately laughing and weeping as I moved from page to page. Dan Brown is many things, but he is NOT a good writer.
You want to hear a funny one...my wife and I went to see "Apollo 13" when it came out a few years back...as we were leaving the theater, there was a young couple in front of us, and the young gal turned to the guy and said: "I'm really glad the movie ended like that..."
Okay, I have my DVC right here . . . all it has on the cover is "The Da Vinci Code," "Dan Brown," "Author of Angels & Demons," part of the Mona Lisa's face, and some script that (if I know my Tolkien, and believe y'all me, I do know my Tolkien) looks to be Elvish.
I realize it is fiction but I couldn't get through the book because I thought it was so lame. I wish I had liked his writing.
Calling it boiler plate is kind. It's offal. I'm shuddering just thinking about it.
I just ordered it at the library. Was it good?
Dan Brown is a great author, as evidenced by how entertaining his works are and by their success. Only an idiot, who is incapable or unwilling to differentiate between fiction and non-fiction, would "take his books seriously" in any way other than as entertainment.
I thought "Angels and Demons" was better than "The Da Vinci Code".
Both books are works of fiction and nothing else.
I still feel better after reading anything that Vince Flynn pens. Mitch Rapp is the man.
The snitch Mason, Mr. Morgan, is buried in a cemetery near me. Pure politics at that time. Someone once told me that the Masons were attached somehow to the Shriners. Does that make sense?
I'll wait for the paperback version. Or maybe used at amazon.