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Dan Brown posted 31 March 2006 in Literature DiscussionDan Brown by Curethan, Didact

I can understand a lot of the frustrations that some people hold regarding Dan Brown's books. When something is so popular and you know there are many, more worthy books that people should appreciate...
I myself haven't read it, the story does not appeal to me because I am an Aetheist and have little interest in the story of the new Testament. That doesn't stop me from understanding it's broad appeal; those that both dislike and like the catholic church will find this an interesting notion, the concept of conspiries within ancient clerical societies that hearken back to the very scriptures all Christians revere...
Doesn't make it a work of art though.
I did read Harry Potter, and they were a cracking good read. Sure, I was reading the Illiad, LOTR and Moorcock when I was a kid, but understand the broad appeal of this series too.
I'm just happy that people are still buying books to be honest!
After all, you have to read a lot of books before you develop a proper critical language. Then you can tell after the first 50 pages whether or not you will enjoy it. <!-- s:) --><img src="{SMILIES_PATH}/icon_smile.gif" alt=":)" title="Smile" /><!-- s:) --> view post


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