Friday, September 18, 2009

Editing Dan Brown

At the Globe and Mail, Brian Davis takes a shot at editing the first two chapters of Dan Brown’s just released novel, The Lost Symbol. Davis’s comments, embedded in Brown’s manuscript in track changes format, are hilarious (if a bit snarky).


Zibilee said...

Just curious, what do you think of Dan Brown's writing? Have you read any of his books?

Gwen Dawson said...

I read The Da Vinci Code (under pressure from friends) and didn't much care for it. I understand there's a huge market for that kind of book, and I respect that. Kudos to Dan Brown for making millions from the written word, but his style is not my thing. For me, I found the writing in The Da Vinci Code to be merely adequate and the story to be fairly cliched.