Dan Brown parodies

Dan Brown parodies

Postby seamas o dalaigh » Sun Nov 19, 2017 7:56 pm

The Spectator has run a competition in which readers were invited to write a short story in the dreadful style of the truly dreadful Dan Brown.

The latest comp was a nod to the curiously enjoyable awfulness of the wildly rich, bestselling author Dan Brown’s much-mocked prose. You were invited to submit a short story in the style of the master.

Geoffrey K. Pullum, professor of general linguistics at the University of Edinburgh, nails it when he describes Brown’s style as ‘not just bad; it is staggeringly, clumsily, thoughtlessly, almost ingeniously bad’. Here, for the uninitiated, is an oft-cited example of one of the most deliciously toe-curling sentences from Angels of Deception: ‘Overhanging her precarious body was a jaundiced face whose skin resembled a sheet of parchment paper punctured by two emotionless eyes.’

https://blogs.spectator.co.uk/2017/11/s ... dan-brown/

The parodies are very amusing.
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