I can't tell you in detail what I think of Dan Browns work ...
Oh man, I am so glad that I am not the only one to hate Dan Brown's work. I read The DaVinci Code
, (silly, silly girl), because everyone was raving about it. I have not read a book that was so poorly written in, well...in a long time (and when I say poorly written, I mean sentence structure -- of which I pretend to be no master -- but I certainly recognize complex sentence structure when I see it). I heard Angels and Demons
is better (and I'll trust Grondy that it's a good read), but I still will not support it after reading The DaVinci Code
...*gag*. The stupid clues he gave, I figured out in about two seconds, and was wondering why the so-called professor couldn't (hey, they were like your backwards writing, Morambar). And don't even get me started on the inconspicuous albino. A friend of mind hates when I say this, but I'm going to say it anyway....WHATEVER!
As for taking on character traits, I try to be honorable like the good Horatio Hornblower, try to be fit like Aragorn, try to brood sometimes like Harry Haller (from Steppenwolf
) and Holgrave (from The House of the Seven Gables
), and I try to be unpredictable like Hermine (also from Steppenwolf