Schadenfreude, Anyone?


Dan Brown’s new work, Inferno, is released tomorrow. I’ll be buying a copy and reading it. I’ve no doubt it will live up to the high level of standards Brown has set with his previous works. And stuff.

In addition to reading it, I will of course be writing a review. Brown seems to love his critics, as a writer for the Sun pointed out. This really is a must read. Best quote?

The critics said his writing was clumsy, ungrammatical, repetitive and repetitive. They said it was full of unnecessary tautology. They said his prose was swamped in a sea of mixed metaphors. For some reason they found something funny in sentences such as “His eyes went white, like a shark about to attack.” They even say my books are packed with banal and superfluous description, thought the 5ft 9in man. He particularly hated it when they said his imagery was nonsensical. It made his insect eyes flash like a rocket.

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