Below we have selected 20 phrases that may grate on the ear. It’s not a definitive list. It couldn’t be: he has published five novels, each around 500 pages long, and the arguments over which are the worst bits will go on for a while. But it’s our list. Add your own …
(~ Dorothy Parker)
My own experience of reading Dan Brown was my initial disbelief at his galumphing purple prose eventually transforming into the sort of horrible glee one feels when watching one of the great comedy grotesques such as Hyacinth Bucket, Edina Monsoon, David Brent or Basil Fawlty – pure awe at just how hideously awkward a social catastrophe can be. But unlike the writers of Keeping Up Appearances, Absolutely Fabulous, The Office or Fawlty Towers, Dan Brown doesn’t appear to be doing it deliberately – it’s too ponderous for that.
So, what’s something you’ve read which makes you come over all Dorothy Parker?
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