Sven says:

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Having finished “Angels and Demons”

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They say Dan Brown is a bad writer. I disagree. His style is simple, yes, but that is not the same thing. He writes like a teacher, outright and steadfast. A teacher he was once, certainly. As for the inaccuracies of contents, well, fiction is fiction. If you use knowledge as stuff for a tale it is not forbidden to have some fun with it. Even Walter Scott tampered with history, and yet he has been honoured for “having invented the modern historical novel”, as Wikipedia has it.
I also observe that if there is any excellence in Brown’s style, it occurs in the dialogue. For example the conversation in A & D chapter 31 between Robert and Vittoria on the plane to Rome is brilliantly written. The acting characters are allowed to shine brightly while the storyteller stays in a humble position.

Written by svensays

March 17, 2010 at 10:54

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