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« Reply #60 on: November 22, 2006, 09:38:05 am »
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I have to say that although I enjoyed reading the Da Vinci code and it was a real page turner with a good plot and interesting story; I found his writing style to be weak compared to other writers.
he writes very...normal! i mean there are many writers who write like him. too bad he isn't that great in his structure! But his imagination is GREAT and u get addicted to his books!
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« Reply #61 on: November 22, 2006, 12:28:18 pm »
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For me personally, his writing stle is better than other authors I have read (naming no names Victor Hugo!)
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« Reply #62 on: November 22, 2006, 12:34:52 pm »
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For me personally, his writing stle is better than other authors I have read (naming no names Victor Hugo!)
i haven't said that there weren't some worser authors??
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« Reply #63 on: November 22, 2006, 12:36:21 pm »
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I was just saying that I think that he writes better than some authors I've read, like Victor Hugo.
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« Reply #64 on: November 22, 2006, 12:38:13 pm »
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I was just saying that I think that he writes better than some authors I've read, like Victor Hugo.
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« Reply #65 on: November 22, 2006, 02:14:26 pm »
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The thing about comparing Victor Hugo with Dan Brown is that unless you are reading Hugo in the original French (and indeed you may be I don't know) it seems unfair to say Hugo is the less talented when what you are actually reading is the translation which is somebody else's work. And although I myself don't know any other languages apart from English I would guess that the translation is going to be a lower standard than the original.
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« Reply #66 on: November 23, 2006, 05:36:06 am »
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The Victor Hugo story I'm reading is in English (my French isn't that good ) and it's not the story I have have a problem with, it's the way he just goes on and on. I forget how the sentence began sometimes. I think my mum said she had the same problem. My head actually physically hurt 5 minutes into the book. However, I realize that other people like his writing and I'm cool with that.
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« Reply #67 on: November 23, 2006, 12:24:14 pm »
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I don't think it's fair to compare Dan Brown with an author like Victor Hugo. It would be the same to compare Brown to Tolkien. They have totally different writing styles. While Brown writes very easy to read and simple books, Hugo prefers a more descriptive, complex and detailed style. Who ever you prefer depends on your personal preference.

I have a lot more respect and admiration for authors like Hugo who have this unique gift of being able to write sentences that are so beautiful that you can get lost in them. Dan Brown just doesn't do that to me. But then again, if you know that some of my favorite authors are Umberto Eco and JRR Tolkien, that probably says enough.
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« Reply #68 on: November 23, 2006, 12:54:49 pm »
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I just prefer Brown's books. He's definetly up there with Tolkien on my list
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« Reply #69 on: November 25, 2006, 08:32:13 am »
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I've yet to read any of his books.
I've decided though, now I've all of a sudden got back into my reading for pleasure frame of mind (2 year English Lit course put me off books for a while) one of his books will be the next that I read. After Jasper Fforde's The Eyre Affair, and George Orwell's 1984.
I own so many books that I haven't even picked up yet. It's crazy. lol
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« Reply #70 on: November 25, 2006, 08:34:09 am »
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(2 year English Lit course put me off books for a while)

I think that'd put anyone off for a while!
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« Reply #71 on: November 25, 2006, 08:38:30 am »
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(2 year English Lit course put me off books for a while)

I think that'd put anyone off for a while!

It wasn't so much the course, I loved writing about books, and analysing them. It was the books that we had to look at. Honestly. My second year had 5 of the most boring books that I have ever read chosen for us.
I never thought I could hate a book, until doing my 2nd year English Lit A level. lol
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« Reply #72 on: November 25, 2006, 01:13:34 pm »
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I hate it when you, me, anybody reads a crap book because it ruins a perfectly good day.
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« Reply #73 on: November 25, 2006, 02:17:48 pm »
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Is there a thread for worst book you have ever read? I've read some real 'stinkers' having studied English Literature for 5 years (2 years A Level and 3 year BA degree). They forced me to read some stuff I hated.
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« Reply #74 on: December 07, 2006, 12:23:14 pm »
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Lol

I don't think it is a thread for that. But it's very possible to make one
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