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  The Da Vinci Code » Book Reviews » Official Website of Dan Brown
Dan Brown's conspiracy-theory thriller is the pulp must-read of the season...an ingenious mixture of paranoid thriller, art history lesson, chase story, religious symbology lecture and anti-clerical screed, and it's the most fun you can have between the sort of covers that aren't 300-count Egyptian cotton.
Dan Brown masterfully concocts an intelligent and lucid thriller that marries the gusto of an international murder mystery with a collection of fascinating esoteria culled from 2,000 years of Western history.
Brown's hero and heroine embark on a lofty and intriguing exploration of some of culture's greatest mysteries--from the nature of the Mona Lisa's smile to the secret of the Holy Grail...
www.danbrown.com /novels/davinci_code/reviews.html   (1374 words)

 Dan Brown - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Brown sang in the church choir, attended Sunday school, and spent summers at church camp.
Brown's first four novels had mediocre success, with fewer than 10,000 copies in each of their first printings; but the fifth novel, The Da Vinci Code, became a runaway bestseller, going to the top of the New York Times Best Seller list during its first week of release in 2003.
Brown also said that characters were based on a New Hampshire librarian, and a French teacher at Exeter, Andre Vernet.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Dan_Brown   (2476 words)

 The Deadbolt - Dan Brown Wins 'Da Vinci Code' Copyright Case
Brown had been accused by the two historians that he plagiarized their novels on the same subject as The Da Vinci Code.
Dan Brown was elated at the news of his vindication.
However, the judge found that Dan Brown copied from their book The Holy Blood and the Holy Grail - but just not in a way that UK copyright law protects.
www.thedeadbolt.com /news/477447/danbrowndavinci.php   (835 words)

 CNN.com - Dan Brown wins 'Da Vinci' battle - Apr 7, 2006
Brown said he was pleased with the outcome.
Brown welcomed the verdict, saying he was to amazed the case had ever been brought to court.
Brown's book had already emerged as one of the most successful novels of all time, selling more than 40 million copies since it was released in March 2003.
www.cnn.com /2006/WORLD/europe/04/07/uk.davinci.court/index.html   (620 words)

 Special report: Dan Brown | Special Reports | Guardian Unlimited Books
March 13: Dan Brown told the high court today that the accusations he had stolen the ideas for his bestselling novel, The Da Vinci Code, were 'completely fanciful'.
Feb 27 2006: Dan Brown, the multimillionaire author of The Da Vinci Code, is accused of stealing the ideas for his international bestseller in a breach of copyright claim which opens in the high court today.
Dan Brown takes a break from his desk to do press-ups every hour, he likes Jeffrey Archer and the Gypsy Kings...
books.guardian.co.uk /danbrown/0,,1464291,00.html   (956 words)

 Amazon.co.uk: Digital Fortress: Books: Dan Brown   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
Even thou Dan Brown Sticks to the same skeleton of novel writing this has to be one of his top three, along with The Da Vinci Code and Deception Point.
This is pure Dan Brown - do a bit of research, throw lots of tedious facts around to show off, add a dull thriller with a twist into the mix, and stir with supremely stupid leading characters who act like idiots inspite of being professors, geniuses etc.
Dan Brown has hit on a winning formula, but as usual, it doesn't mean it's any good.
www.amazon.co.uk /Digital-Fortress-Dan-Brown/dp/0552151696   (1106 words)

 Barnes & Noble.com - Dan Brown - Books: Meet the Writers
Dan Brown may not have expected to write one of the biggest-selling and most-controversial novels of modern times, but The Da Vinci Code proved to be both those things and much more.
Brown's tale of Vatican intrigue -- replete with sinister forces and and hi-tech adventures -- is full of the twists, turns, and shocks fans have come to expect.
Brown reasons, "Admittedly, to imply that a book club could get excited talking about a 'number' probably sounds far-fetched, but this book ties together themes of art history, nature, mathematics, philosophy, and religion in an accessible and eye-opening way.
www.barnesandnoble.com /writers/writer.asp?cid=1040938   (362 words)

 The Dan Brown Code. - By Bryan Curtis - Slate Magazine
Dan Brown, author of the mega-selling The Da Vinci Code, has brought forth his most thrilling piece of writing to date: a court document.
Brown, who is being sued for copyright infringement in London by the authors of Holy Blood, Holy Grail, filed a 69-page witness statement with the British courts back in December.
When all of Brown's elements come together, doled out over cliffhanging chapters, with characters that exist to "move the plot along," it is like mixing the ingredients to make a cake.
www.slate.com /id/2138483/nav/tap1   (1045 words)

 Dan Brown
Dan Brown, best-selling author of 'The Da Vinci Code' was born on June 22, 1964.
In 1995 Dan Brown and his wife, Blythe, an art historian, wrote '187 Men to Avoid: A Guide for the Romantically Frustrated Woman'.
Dan Brown came 12th in the Forbes list of the most powerful celebrities 2005.
www.biogs.com /famous/browndan.html   (355 words)

 Dan Brown   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
Dan Brown has been performing with Shirav since his debut performance at the Jewish Music Festival in Sharon, Massachusetts.
Dan now plays regularly in Boston at various jazz and blues venues, performing with local RandB and Jazz bands.
Dan, who lives with his wife Shira, is truly passionate about his music and is an important member of the Shirav family.
www.shirav.net /html/dan_brown.html   (245 words)

 Amazon.co.uk: The Da Vinci Code: Books: Dan Brown   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
With The Da Vinci Code, Dan Brown masterfully concocts an intelligent and lucid thriller that marries the gusto of an international murder mystery with a collection of fascinating esoterica culled from 2,000 years of Western history.
Brown's hero and heroine embark on a lofty and intriguing exploration of some of Western culture's greatest mysteries--from the nature of the Mona Lisa's smile to the secret of the Holy Grail.
It has a good plot, it's very well written and Dan is an excellent wordsmith, he sees things that are there for all to see but we just don't pick up on it in the way he does.
www.amazon.co.uk /Da-Vinci-Code-Dan-Brown/dp/0552149519   (1275 words)

 Language Log: The Dan Brown code
Approximately three people still haven't read Dan Brown's The Da Vinci Code: Mark Liberman, David Lupher, and reportedly at least one other person (as yet unidentified).* Regrettably, neither Barbara nor I are able to claim that the third non-reader is...
Brown's writing is not just bad; it is staggeringly, clumsily, thoughtlessly, almost ingeniously bad.
"Dan Brown has to be one of the best, smartest, and most accomplished writers in the country," said Nelson DeMille, a bestselling author who has himself hit the #1 spot in the New York Times list.
itre.cis.upenn.edu /~myl/languagelog/archives/000844.html   (1516 words)

 Bookreporter.com - Author Profile: Dan Brown
Dan Brown is the bestselling author of DIGITAL FORTRESS, ANGELS & DEMONS, and DECEPTION POINT.
Dan Brown lives in New England with his wife.
In this interview, Dan Brown talks about how he got the idea for his latest book, THE DA VINCI CODE, as well as his research and writing.
www.bookreporter.com /authors/talk-brown-dan.asp   (1307 words)

 Davinci Code: The Dialogue
Brown grew up in the Episcopal Church and was a regular at church camps.
Truth is, Brown is a liberal, feminist Christian whose views would be right at home in thousands of mainline, progressive churches and the seminaries that prepare men and women to stand at their altars.
He also sees himself as someone who is searching for that crossroads where modern science, the sexual revolution and all the world religions meet and work out their differences in the embrace of an all-embracing goddess, god or pantheon of gods to be negotiated at some point in the future.
www.thedavincidialogue.com /expert.cfm?e=195   (1354 words)

 The Official Web Site of The Man Behind The Da Vinci Code - An Unauthorized Biography of Dan Brown
Is Dan Brown the next internationally-famous author to fall by the wayside due to charges that he played fast and loose with the truth?
They allege that Brown not only copied their basic themes and ideas but also mimicked the architecture and narrative structure of their non-fiction book.
Brown has refused all media interviews in the last two years, and the brief statements he's tossing to the hordes of reporters outside the London courthouse are nothing more but vague sound bites.
www.danbrownbio.com /press.html   (653 words)

 The Real Dan Brown
It is therefore clear that Dan Brown considers the religious heresies expounded in The Da Vinci Code to be the Gospel truth and not just fiction.
Women in most cultures have been stripped of their spiritual power and our male-dominated philosophies of absolutism have a long history of violence and bloodshed, which continues to this day…the fact remains, in the major religions of the world, women remain second-class citizens.
Dan Brown is not an innocent fiction writer with an overactive imagination.
www.tfp.org /davincicode/newsroom/meet_the_real_dan_brown.htm   (1572 words)

 Dan Brown - Wikipedia, la enciclopedia libre
Dan Brown (22 de junio de 1964) escritor de novelas, entre ellas la polémica El Código da Vinci.
Dan Brown se graduó en la Universidad de Amherst y la Academia Phillips de Exeter, donde dedicó su tiempo como profesor de inglés antes de entregarse por completo a escribir novelas.
Las novelas de Brown se han traducido y publicado en más de 35 idiomas.
es.wikipedia.org /wiki/Dan_Brown   (614 words)

 USNews.com: Nation and World: The DaVinci Code: Dan Brown
Brown's first book was 187 Men to Avoid: A Survival Guide for the Romantically Frustrated Woman (1995).
Dan Brown went to the same prep school where his father taught.
In fact, Brown told an interviewer, C.M. McDonald, "One of the beauties of the reading experience is that everybody pictures Langdon in his or her perfect way....
www.usnews.com /usnews/news/features/davinci/dan_brown.htm   (381 words)

 Dan Brown News   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
Long before Dan Brown's 'The Da Vinci Code' novel and movie contributed to the painting's mysteries and...
Dan Brown, author of the best-selling novel The Da Vinci Code, apparently scribbled a mysterious code on the floorboards of a top Scottish hotel, and then concealed it with a rug, just before checking out.
Not even Dan Brown and his Da Vinci codebreakers dared tackle the mystery of Mona Lisa's smile.
www.topix.net /who/dan-brown   (708 words)

 Dan Brown
Dan Brown is the author of numerous bestselling novels, including the #1 New York Times bestseller, The Da Vinci Code.
Brown's follow-up techno-thriller, Deception Point, centered on similar issues of morality in politics, national security, and classified technology.
Dan has made appearances on CNN, The Today Show, National Public Radio, Voice of America, as well as in the pages of Newsweek, People, Forbes, Oprah Magazine, Entertainment Weekly, The New Yorker, and others.
www.fantasticfiction.co.uk /b/dan-brown   (513 words)

 Amazon.ca: The Da Vinci Code: Books: Dan Brown   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
With The Da Vinci Code, Dan Brown masterfully concocts an intelligent and lucid thriller that marries the gusto of an international murder mystery with a collection of fascinating esoteria culled from 2,000 years of Western history.
Brown's latest thriller (after Angels and Demons)is an exhaustively researched page-turner about secret religious societies, ancient coverups and savage vengeance.
Brown sometimes ladles out too much religious history at the expense of pacing, and Langdon is a hero in desperate need of more chutzpah.
www.amazon.ca /Da-Vinci-Code-Dan-Brown/dp/0385504209   (1746 words)

 Dan Brown's Greenonions.com » Dan Brown’s Bio
At the Fall 2004 Postal Forum, Dan led a workshop for small businesses called ‘Five Tips for Improving Web Traffic.’ Most recently, Dan taught a pre-conference tutorial at the 2005 IA Summit on using Microsoft Visio and presented two posters, including one on the information architecture of networked music players.
Dan lives in Bethesda, MD in a newly renovated 1922 bungalow with his wife and many, many pets.
Dan’s energy and passion for the practice is the type of profile our board needs to fullfil its mission to help the Institute advance the field and promote the practice of information architecture.
www.greenonions.com /bio   (494 words)

 Cult of Dan Brown
U.S. author Dan Brown appeared in court in London in February and March to deny accusations he copied wholesale to write his bestseller “The Da Vinci Code”.
Brown won the high-profile case against two historians, although they have said they would appeal against the verdict.
Another theory, mentioned in Dan Brown’s The Da Vinci Code, is that the Knights Templar were decimated on Friday the 13th.
www.cultofdanbrown.com   (3220 words)

 Amazon.com: Angels & Demons: Books: Dan Brown   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
Brown seems as much juggler as author--there are lots and lots of balls in the air in this novel, yet Brown manages to hurl the reader headlong into an almost surreal suspension of disbelief.
While the reader might wish for a little more sardonic humor from Langdon, and a little less bombastic philosophizing on the eternal conflict between religion and science, these are less fatal flaws than niggling annoyances--readers should have no trouble skimming past them and immersing themselves in a heck of a good read.
Dan Brown's Angels and Demons is a fast-paced detective drama that combines science, art, religion, and murder.
www.amazon.com /Angels-Demons-Dan-Brown/dp/0671027360   (2483 words)

 Dan Brown Biography, Photos, News for Dan Brown | TVGuide.com
There are no blog posts for Dan Brown.
There are no group posts for Dan Brown.
There are no forum posts for Dan Brown.
www.tvguide.com /detail/celebrity.aspx?tvobjectid=229525   (65 words)

 Interview with Dan Brown *Writers Write -- The IWJ*
Dan Brown was born and raised in the small New England town of Exeter, New Hampshire.
When he's not writing or touring for his new book, Dan can usually be found hiking, playing tennis or squash or indulging his passion for music composition.
Dan spoke to us about his hot new novel and whether the digital age means the end of personal privacy forever.
www.writerswrite.com /journal/may98/brown.htm   (2615 words)

 Amazon.com: The Da Vinci Code: Books: Dan Brown   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
Brown (Angels and Demons) has created a page-turning thriller that also provides an amazing interpretation of Western history.
Dan Brown takes us beyond the main plot and leads us on a quest for the Holy Grail - a Grail totally unlike anything we have been taught to believe.
Brown introduces us to aspects and interpretations of Western history and Christianity that I, for one, had never known existed...or even thought about.
www.amazon.com /Da-Vinci-Code-Dan-Brown/dp/0385504209   (3025 words)

 Language Log: Renowned author Dan Brown staggered through his formulaic opening sentence
I promised to supply here from time to time a few more of the points about Dan Brown's writing that I didn't have space to talk about in the article I contributed to Secrets of Angels and Demons.
It is truly strange that Dan Brown began his first novel with exactly the same construction that made the opening of his better-known The Da Vinci Code so weird.
I can be quite precise about the description of that construction: an occupational term is used with no determiner as a bare role NP premodifier of a proper name.
itre.cis.upenn.edu /~myl/languagelog/archives/001628.html   (422 words)

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