Monday, May 22, 2006

So Dark The Con of Man

I'm reading Dan Brown's book Digital Fortress. I have come to the conclusion that Dan Brown should get over anagrams. He used anagrams several times in the Da Vinci code, which is fine, but to use them in pretty much every book you write gets to be a bit much.

While I was reading this book, the main villain's name is Tankado. Tankado allegedly has a partner who uses the alias "North Dakota" the main spy couldn't find any references to someone with the alias North Dakota, but could find references to an "N Dakota".

I couldn't help but think, "Wow 'N Dakota' and 'Tankoda' have a lot of letters in common. Could Dan Brown really be that lame?" I asked the girl I'm borrowing the book from if I was right and she said I was. It seems that if you're able to sell 100's of millions of copies of your books, you should several methods of picking aliases for your characters and different methods of giving clues to the reader.

See if you can figure this one out: "DRAB CUSS KNOWN"

-Gary Milner


Bob Milner said...

DRAB CUSS KNOWN means you are known to be a drab cuss.

gary said...

You should be a detective!

Jeff said...

Read Angels and Deamons. It was written before Da Vinci and is in my opinion a much better book.

Jon said...

Angels and Demons exploded violently and died from 'far-fetched-ness' in about 10 pages.

Digital Fortress was OK, and the computer in it was pretty cool to think about.

I normally suck at figuring out the 'twist' in books, but I saw Deception Points about 15 miles away flashing in the distance.

Man, the more I think about it, Dan Brown is a hack! :-)

Tracie said...

"Dan Brown Sucks"

I'm a regular Sherlock Holmes. I don't think he sucks though. I just think he's getting too much attention. His books are enjoyable. They just maybe don't warrant all of the hype.

Anonymous said...

dan brown sucks!