One theory why Dan Brown writes so badly

Friday, July 11th, 2014

Dan Brown is infamous in the world of grammarians. One of my favourite resources, It Was the Best of Sentences, It Was the Worst of Sentences: A Writer’s Guide to Crafting Killer Sentences, criticizes the first sentence of “The Da Vinci Code” Renowned curator Jacques Saunière staggered through the vaulted archway of the museum’s Grand […]

Reading, rather than writing

Monday, April 9th, 2012

I’ve been a little annoyed / concerned about my lack of writing over the past few months, but then I realized that I’ve been doing a lot of reading. Since mid-December I started getting interested in downloadable audiobooks and then ebooks from my local public library. Audiobooks: Bloodletting & Miraculous Cures, Vincent Lam The Bishop’s […]

Review: Digital Fortress

Tuesday, July 20th, 2010

Just finished reading an old Dan Brown novel, Digital Fortress: A Thriller. For those who don’t know, Dan Brown is the author of The Da Vinci Code and Angels & Demons which spawned the  movies of the same names. Some months back I had read another of his earlier books (of which “Digital Fortress” is […]