Friday, 7 April 2006


Just a quickie until I can think of a more deserving ‘slappee’.

It’s official: Dan Brown is not a plagiarist.

I was so hoping his silly book would be pulped.

Now he can be sued for bad writing. (I can very proudly say that I am the only person in the world who’s not read his opus. But I’ve come across excerpts - difficult to avoid that rubbish altogether.)

I’m slapping him and anyone who takes his nonsense seriously.

Envious, moi? Non!


  1. Crikey! You are the slapper : )

    I've yet to read even an excerpt of Dan Brown's 'work' - Yay for me!


  2. Told you! LOL!

    Oh, boo. You win. *pouts*


  3. Hey, I've not read it, either!

    I thought the lawsuit was silly, though - he did shamelessly cadge from Baigent, Leigh & Lincoln, but the suit truly put their collective tail in a cleft. They could admit that 'Holy Blood, Holy Grail' was essentially fiction and Dan Brown plagiarized it, or insist that it was serious scholarship, in which case he was only building on their hypothesis.

    The good news for BL&L is that their obscure, 25-year-old book is now at #14 on Amazon's top seller list. And Random House is laughing all the way to the bank.

  4. Ok, ok, D, I'm not the only person in the world who hasn't...

    Back in the late '70s I read a book called The Wise Wound by Penelope Shuttle and Peter Redgrove. They could have sued Dan Brown and BL&L since it briefly touched on the same subject and I think preceded them all. Bah!

    Ha ha, JvS!

  5. I read it. I was given it for Christmas. I got caught up in the story and then felt ashamed of myself, because it's all story and no style. But the film might be good - that sort of trashy stuff usually makes good films. At least the judgement means the film can go ahead and be released.

    Someone said somewhere that The HBHG authors should have known better than to take on Gail Rebuck (of Random House).

  6. oi! i haven't read it either. and i won't have it in the house so i'm never likely to.

    i read the holy blood and the holy grail about 15 years ago and that's a load of old crap as well.

  7. SG, I knew you had a lot of common sense. :-)


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