January 15, 2013

And He's Bad, Bad Daniel Brown

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So, did you hear? Dan Brown is in the news again, since his latest, Inferno, will be out in May. I only know this because of Twitter where the news is a subdued, “meh.” Not a lot of jumping up and down about it.

I’ve read two of Dan Brown books. Yes, I admit it. They were fun. I can’t tell you what the plot of either is right now. I watched the movies too. I guess he’s a bit like Stephenie Meyer. They both have their following, both are commercially successful, and neither is writing great works of literature. Still, they’ve done well for themselves.

How do you feel about Inferno?





Good luck, Dan Brown, good luck.

12 comments :

  1. I read two of his earlier books and liked them as well as the movies. But then, I really like Tom Hanks in just about everything he does. I doubt I'll read Dan Brown's latest. I didn't read his last one.

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    1. Neither did I and I'd forgotten all about it until now.

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  2. I've read all of the Robert Langdon novels. They're definitely not my typical cup of tea, and there are things about Dan Brown's novels that drive me C R A Z Y, but I enjoyed them (except for The Lost Symbol, that was crap). I was actually hoping he would move on from the Robert Langdon: Symbologist! series, but oh well. Yeah, I'll probably read the next one. Florence. Dante. Why not.

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    1. I bet there are things that drive you crazy! All the art references. I can just imagine.

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  3. I've read a few of his books. Pure escapist fiction with some of the stories stronger than others. I'll probably grab his newest because Jim really likes them, but I won't drop everything to read it. Heck, I still have to read the third Robert Langdon novel.

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    1. I haven't read that one either. The DaVinci Code and Angels and Demons were all I read.

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  4. I liked the first couple of Robert Langdon books but the last one was rubbish. I will probably read the next one, but it will be a library only purchase.

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    1. That seems to be what everyone is saying about his last one. I'm glad I skipped it.

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  5. I read the first two and enjoyed them but never got to The Lost Symbol. I don't care either way about this news except that my non-reader husband will read it and that makes me happy. I don't understand the negative hubbub!

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  6. I can't remember which Dan Brown book I read. I enjoyed the action but it was so . . . I don't know, violently gross? Definitely not something I'd want to see on-screen, so I didn't bother with the movie(s?). And I have no interest in reading another of his books.

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  7. I've only read The Da Vinci Code when it was all controversial a few years ago, around the time the film came out. I thought Brown was a great storyteller, but not a good writer, at least of prose fiction. It read like a screenplay, and yet I was disappointed with the movie when it came out. I shan't be rushing out to buy the new one, but wouldn't rule out reading it if a copy fell into my hands.

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  8. I'm actually looking forward to reading Inferno. It's like my guilt pleasure. I enjoyed the plots of Angels and Demons and Da Vinci Code. I didn't like hit next book (forgot the name) - the one that was set in DC. But they are quite fun to read.

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