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Exception Point

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Is Dan Brown a great writer? Some say vehemently no, and others admire him. But if you ask “is Dan Brown humorous” all answer no, I believe. It seems he writes like an earnest teacher who takes much effort in convincing his pupils.
Consider however this passage in Deception Point, chapter 100, where the heroine Rachel says she is afraid when flying with the Coast Guard over a sea full of sharks:

[Mike Tolland:]‘Hey, how long has it been since you guys saved anyone from an attack by a hammerhead?’
The pilot shrugged. ‘Gosh. We haven’t saved anyone from a hammerhead in decades.’
Tolland turned to Rachel. ‘See. Decades. No worries.’
‘Just last month’, the pilot added, ‘we had an attack where some idiot skin diver was chumming -‘
‘Hold on!’ Rachel said. ‘You said you hadn’t saved anyone in decades!’
‘Yeah,’ the pilot replied. ‘Saved anyone.
‘Usually, we’re too late. Those bastards kill in a hurry.’

Smashing, isn’t it?

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Written by svensays

February 19, 2012 at 11:17

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  1. I’m pretty much ‘meh’ when it comes to Dan Brown. He has his moments though. 🙂

    David Stewart

    September 1, 2012 at 17:49


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