Friday, 24 July 2009

Chillingly close

Want to read a highly skilled hatchet job of the first paragraph of the Da Vinci Code? Of course you do. Not because you're jealous of the book's success and the enormous earnings of Dan Brown, of course. Or the fact that two extremely successful films have been made from his dreadful books. Or the imminent arrival of a new one.

But because you love language.

Right. So here it is. Enjoy.

5 comments:

petal47 said...

Enormous fun, though not at Dan Brown's expense at all, of course. I enjoyed the link on Brown's use of eyebrow-arching too. (Though it would be even more fun, if, like my son, he called them eyebrowns).

Chancelucky said...

It isn't just Dan Brown, didn't his publishers have editors?

Charles Lambert said...

And talking about eyebrowns, did you notice Colin Farrell's in In Bruges? Furry pelmets...

Hmm. Editors. Maybe when DVC came out he wasn't considered worth it and now nobody would dare...

petal47 said...

Ooh yes, that Colin, do you think he had them knitted?

Charles Lambert said...

On very large needles...