Books by Dan Brown
Monday, October 27, 2008
Dan Brown is the author of the controversial and, in some countries, banned thriller fiction, Da Vinci Code. He also wrote other thriller fiction such as Angels and Demons, Deception Point, Digital Fortress and the not yet released(as of publication) The Solomon Key. He is known for his writing style of writing about famous places and later revealing bizarre facts about them. Dan Brown usually uses names for his characters that can also be used in anagram(e.g Ensei Tankado for Digital Fortress--North Dakota). Most of his main characters are also good in cryptography(e.g Robert Langdon for Angels and Demons and Da Vinci Code; Susan Fletcher for Digital Fortress). The most obvious similarities with his plot and flow of the story is that the man that is usually powerful and appears to be sympathetic and on the side of the protagonists would eventually turn out to be the mastermind or real antagonist of all the dilemmas and conspiracy( e.g Camerlengo Carlo Ventresca for Angels and Demons, Commander Trevor Strathmore for Digital Fortress, Leigh Teabing for Da Vinci Code and William Pickering for Deception Point). He is also fond of using the holy grail that denotes a prize or something greatly valuable. Though Dan Brown's style may relatively predictable for me now, I still can't help but be riveted with the trivias and facts that his works would reveal. Dan Brown has the ability of dissecting one simple thing and let out facts be unraveled among them. Readers always feel their involvement in every scene and mind you, the highlight and real thrill of the story always happen in just ONE day! (e.g the quest for anti-matter and its explosion in Angels and Demons, the quest for the Holy Grail for Da Vinci Code.) I am sure Dan Brown would not break his pattern of introducing a highly reliable and trustworthy character with whom the main characters would work with and would later turn out to be the main antagonist, but still it's a mystery to me how would he do it.