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I'd rather read Dan Brown than......

Discussion in 'General Book Discussion' started by SFG75, Apr 13, 2006.

  1. SFG75

    SFG75 Well-Known Member

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    Yeah, you're right. When I originally posted this thread, it was duringa time when I couldn't complete that book no matter how many times I started, of course, work and other obligations played a huge role in that. F. Scott didn't plan my schedule well to enjoy his works.:D


    O.K., new update of sorts-I'd rather read Dan Brown than anything by H.R. Haldeman. For having the famous reputation of being "Nixon's doberman pinscher," he writes like a poodle. The book that I'm currently reading by him is one of journal entries and contains exciting tidbits such as: "Arrived at Dulles with RN, speech at rotary, retired for the evening at...." I was expecting more, I went away disappointed. Now I don't know if I can stomach the rest of the way through it. Time will tell.
     
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    LMFAO!! :D
     
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    I prefer his work over all the crapshit wastes of paper in the fantasy section.
     
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    Man, do I disagree.

    Dan Brown is fantasy, lol.
     
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    I've yet to really read any Dan Brown...though I've been on the fence about it since reading The Historian, by Elizabeth Kostova. But, as it stands right now, I'd probably rather read Dan Brown than James Joyce with his dialectal gibberish!
     
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    i 'd rather read Dan Brown than Harry Potter,or is it the opposite,i never remenber!!
     
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    I've never read Dan Brown, so my thoughts regarding his talent (or lack thereof) are unfounded. However, I'd rather read Dan Brown than the false drivel you find in most newpapers, the ingredient list on the back of a shampoo bottle, any "woman" "fashion" or "Entertainment" magazine, and/or nothing at all.
     
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    I'd rather read Dan Brown than another NYSE justice thread.
     
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    I second that! My head hurts and I get dizzy just thinking about it.
     
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    I'd rather read Dan Brown than Matthew Reilly. :p
     
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    I read several of his books... It was my birthday present, ironically :)

    I am a physicist, and Dan Brown views of high-energy physics (were he talks about anti-matter) amused me a lot. Afterwards I found out that some people (even my friends!) actually bought it!!!! That's terrible! Which made me think however that I myself bought too easily some of his ideas about arts and his art interpretation... One should be careful with all this popular but misleading literature !!!!

    Anyways... I'd better read Dan Brown than the lab reports of the first-year BSc students... Although sometimes the physics in their lab reports is as amusing as Dan Brown's physics :)
     
  12. Gary622

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    I'd rather read Dan Brown than Pat Conroy, at least based on attempting to read Beach Music. If any fans of his care to tell me this book is atypical, please jump in, but it appears to be horribly overwritten and melodramatic. Reads like a soap opera. Somewhat of a surprise based on the books of his I'm familiar with via the movies.

    Interestingly, I don't dislike Dan Brown because of TDC, although I will admit this book isn't too congenial to my philosophy of life - I first encountered DB when I saw Digital Fortress in a book store (at a bargain rack?) and attempted to read a few pages. I have a work-related interest in computer security and cryptography, and I really wanted to like DF, but simply could not take the horrible narration and cardboard cutout writing.

    TDC actually seems better written than his earlier efforts (he had a better editor?), but what I notice (tell me if I'm being really hard to please here) - it's a page-turner, but it's just full of cheap suspense. I mean, an old-time movie serial or an episode of Who Wants to Be a Millionaire has suspense and makes you want to find out what happens next, but it's not exactly Shakespeare, is it?
     

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