Very amusing article in the Telegraph today outlining some of the howlers contained in Dan Brown's illustrious body of work. Classics include:

The Da Vinci Code, chapter 5:

"Only those with a keen eye would notice his 14-karat gold bishop's ring with purple amethyst, large diamonds, and hand-tooled mitre-crozier appliqué."


10. The Da Vinci Code, chapter 4:

"Five months ago, the kaleidoscope of power had been shaken, and Aringarosa was still reeling from the blow."


The really really strange thing is reading the comments section below and realising that people who like Brown's fiction use it as a badge of honour in the same way that neo-nazis and others deflect oppibrium - by casting themselves as simple, put-upon victims of a commie homosexual urban elite who are not to be trusted because they read books without plots and things, and probably eat sushi and watch BBC4.


Brit said...

This is why I am an unashamed cultural snob. Mostly.

worm said...

yes, Dan Brown certainly makes me feel less guilty about it too.