I am sure, like many other folk, I am tearing through Dan Brown’s latest, The Lost Symbol, as fast as many of Brown’s characters must do, because their very lives depend upon it. I bought it when it came out last Tuesday, but did not start reading it until my schedule allowed me to devote serious time to the experience.
Upon reflection, I think my proneness to addiction to “commercial trash fiction” comes from my mother’s side of the family. It is just one of those challenges one has to accept about one’s self.
I’m not going to give anything away here, but Brown has created a villian that is as close to a real monster as anything I have ever seen. This monster will resort to some pretty seriously strange things in his pursuit of being “god-like”.
The book cover indicates that Brown’s The Da Vinci Code was “one of the widely read novels of all time.” I thought, ‘surely not’, but this source indicates the Brown blockbuster was the fifth most read book. The Bible was number one and Quotations from the Works of Mao-Tse-tung was number two.
Have any of you bloggers indulged with the lastest Brown work? Maybe some of our more knowledgeable writer friends will comment on this genre’. Would like to hear from anyone who has an opinion or thoughts about Brown’s (or similar popular writers’) work.