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knowing this boards prediliction for decrying anything more than three people have heard of, it's inevitable that some of you will have some snide remark to make, but haters gonna hate.
such scope and magnitude, i literally couldnt put it down. then the follow-up manages to shoe-horn CERN in, it's just incredibly entertaining stuff with all sorts going on.
both films are really enjoyable to watch also.
Y'know, Shakespeare was regarded as lowest-common-denimonator stuff back in his day too.
I'd go so far as to say it's actually a bit shit.
your opinion, man.
could do with a smidge more subtlety though.
but that's really about it. Obviously your habit of ending your posts with supposed TRUTH BOMBS marks you out as a pretty boring troll (MPBH?) but 90% of the criticism in that piece is absolutely fair, irregardless of your opinion of his work.
Also his tendency to write his books in the form of several hundred short chapters, all of which end with a cliffhanger, is deeply, deeply irritating.
(even that article you linked to takes a dig - "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." is prosaically similar to the sort of sentence you get in a Dan Brown novel).
However, not everybody likes reading weighty tomes. In fact, most people dont read much, if at all. His work is entertaining, you can take it for what it is without having to think too heavily about it. It's just entertaining, which is more than I can say for Camus or something like that. Fucking doom and gloom.
just because something's popular, it doesn't mean it's rubbish.
You've already admitted to reading a couple of his books and finding them entertaining, so I'm struggling to understand your beef with Dan Brown here.
I also like Michael Bay's Transformers films but I'm not going to claim they're anything other than garbage
and just start liking things for what they are. it's ok to like transformers without some faux sense of knowing irony.
No such thing as a guilty pleasure, imo.
if you genuinely thought something was garbage you wouldn't watch it, surely.
it doesn't has to have irony attached or whatever
although I think that's a perfectly fine way to enjoy something as well
but read a shit book? impossible. a bad writing style is so hard to read for longer than a moment
everything is a dig.
It's the novel before but it wasn't as famous so they started with a film of the Da Vinci Code and then did Angels and Demons.
Anyway, the Da Vinci code isn't brilliant, it's exactly as that review describes: a novel looking for an editor. Angels and Demons is actually a better piece of writing but still not actually particularly good. Probably on a level with Jeffrey Archer (going by the one of his books I managed to make it through). If you want a decent author in this style go for Frederick Forsyth.
bought it as a holiday book to read beside the pool a few years back. did the job.
Brown absolutely nailed what he was going for and people lapped it up.
then my mam assumed i'd finished it and spoiled the end. i realised i had little interest in actually finishing it (great story).
more of a compulsive read than anything.
and his was held back by the embargo.
Dan Brown's a rubbish writer
Dan Brown's books are very entertaining
THAT MEANS HE'S A GOOD WRITER.
Kurt Cobain was often said to be a sloppy guitar player and not technically gifted.
Still, his style was perfect for the music and he was capable of writing some engaging melodies. Only an idiot would say he was a rubbish musician.