Improve Your Writing With Dan Brown’s Mistakes

Improve Your Writing With Dan Brown’s Mistakes
DanBrownHe’s sold millions of novels, but Dan Brown, author of The Lost Symbol and The Da Vinci Code, is a hideous prose stylist. Learn from his errors with this round-up of his worst sentences.

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The Daily Telegraph’s collection of Brown’s biggest clangers is both mean-spirited and inevitably incomplete, but it does serve a useful purpose. For each example, Tom Chivers also explains just why it’s so heinous, meaning you can learn something from Brown even if (like me) you’ve never managed to get more than two pages into a Brown novel.

Every quoted word in the list is a shocker, but I think this takes some beating for unintentional comedy:

My French stinks, Langdon thought, but my zodiac iconography is pretty good.

The Lost Symbol and The Da Vinci Code author Dan Brown’s 20 worst sentences [Telegraph.co.uk]

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