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(Vulture)   What group will be most inconvenienced and ridiculed in Dan Brown's new cut-and-paste bestseller, Inferno?   (vulture.com) divider line 112
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2013-04-30 11:02:10 AM  
The readers?
 
2013-04-30 11:41:31 AM  
I don't get it. Who is this Dan Brown and why should I care?
 
2013-04-30 12:28:02 PM  
Really cool Fark submitters that think the world is out to get them and make them stupid because a certain author releases a new book. However, at the same time the book also gives theses submitters a sense of superiority. So they want to hate the book, oh and they do, but its popularity reinforces their belief they are better than the plebs so they sort of like it in that regard. It details the journey of submitters finding a link to this book and submitting it to Fark.

Gonna be a blockbuster I tell ya.
 
2013-04-30 12:32:42 PM  
Dario Argento fans?
 
2013-04-30 12:34:03 PM  
The estate of Dante Alighieri?
 
2013-04-30 12:40:26 PM  
They still bother to make print versions? I figured they'd skip that and go straight to audiobook since that seems to be how all the middle aged women I know who "read" this stuff seem to prefer ingesting it nowadays.

Or direct-to-screenplay for that matter.
 
2013-04-30 12:41:31 PM  
The Trammps
 
2013-04-30 12:45:59 PM  
I'm putting my money on volcanologists.
 
2013-04-30 12:47:33 PM  
The UnfortunatiTM?
 
2013-04-30 12:47:47 PM  

Because People in power are Stupid: I don't get it. Who is this Dan Brown and why should I care?


I think he was the head of FEMA under Bill Clinton and messed up something at Watergate.
 
2013-04-30 12:50:58 PM  
Will a beautiful woman whose father is brutally murdered fall in love with an art historian on the same day as that murder? Because I love it when that happens.
 
2013-04-30 12:52:06 PM  
joeartistwriter.files.wordpress.com
Firemen.
 
2013-04-30 12:52:35 PM  
Will the chapters be really short so I feel smarter as I plow through them?
 
2013-04-30 12:53:45 PM  

busy chillin': Really cool Fark submitters that think the world is out to get them and make them stupid because a certain author releases a new book. However, at the same time the book also gives theses submitters a sense of superiority. So they want to hate the book, oh and they do, but its popularity reinforces their belief they are better than the plebs so they sort of like it in that regard. It details the journey of submitters finding a link to this book and submitting it to Fark.

Gonna be a blockbuster I tell ya.


That's probably the best description I've ever seen for Fark's collective taste in everything from movies to books to beer to video games.
 
2013-04-30 12:58:09 PM  
*This article originally appeared in the May 6, 2013 issue of New York Magazine.

Whoa!  He's a time lord.
 
2013-04-30 01:00:00 PM  

I_C_Weener: The readers?


Done in one. Thread over.

/Read "Digital Fortress".
//Shudder.
 
2013-04-30 01:06:16 PM  
Librarians
 
2013-04-30 01:11:16 PM  

Because People in power are Stupid: I don't get it. Who is this Dan Brown and why should I care?


He might be the worst writer in America today. I don't think I'm a literary snob; there's nothing wrong with a little brain candy now and then. Dan Brown is terrible on every level, however. He couldn't even come up with his own premise for his breakthrough novel, he had to steal it from a "nonfiction" book aimed at the kind of people who thought Chariots of the Gods was a brilliant and insightful work of history. The worst part is, the premise could have made for a really good adventure novel in competent hands, and now it's ruined forever.
 
2013-04-30 01:11:47 PM  

wraithmare: I_C_Weener: The readers?

Done in one. Thread over.

/Read "Digital Fortress".
//Shudder.


"Digital Fortress" is, hands down, the single worst book I've ever read.
 
2013-04-30 01:21:34 PM  

qorkfiend: wraithmare: I_C_Weener: The readers?

Done in one. Thread over.

/Read "Digital Fortress".
//Shudder.

"Digital Fortress" is, hands down, the single worst book I've ever read.


Still a better love story than Twilight.
 
2013-04-30 01:24:00 PM  
Speaking of cutting and pasting, I have to come in here and shamelessly whore out my book. I stole way too many quotes and jokes from you people, but in my defense, you all are pretty funny.     http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00AVRNTEQ
 
2013-04-30 01:24:14 PM  
Eastern Star?
 
2013-04-30 01:26:14 PM  
And as the comments helpfully point out, we also now know it takes five Vulture "writers" for a 63 word "article".
 
2013-04-30 01:41:35 PM  
Does it have a pope jumping out of a helicopter?

Maybe a rabbi piloting an aircraft carrier, or the Dalai Lama hang gliding into Syria? It will need something really cool like that.
 
2013-04-30 01:44:20 PM  
There is no such thing as Symbology.
 
2013-04-30 02:05:33 PM  
Dan Brown may not tell great stories, but he's a pretty great storyteller.

He's like the Malcom Gladwell of fiction.
 
2013-04-30 02:06:43 PM  
All creative works need to be judged based on what they set out to accomplish. Is Rock of Love as good a TV show as Mad Men? Of course not. However, Rock of Love set out to be a financially explosive cash grab that cost nothing to make and by that marker, it's phenomenally good. While You Were Sleeping is a flawless romantic comedy, but it never tried to be There Will Be Blood and can't be judged with the same criteria.


In a (somewhat) less extreme example, Dan Brown set out to create breezy fiction stories with just enough substance to be intriguing, but not intimidating to his target audience (ie. not you). He also managed to shovel bazillions of dollars into his own pocket by doing so. His books are very good by that standard.


I guess my point is that it's a pretty douchy move to deride his books as crap just because you could get through Gravity's Rainbow without throwing it out the window. The only thing The Da Vinci Code and House of Leaves have in common is they're both words printed on paper.
 
2013-04-30 02:08:10 PM  

malaktaus: Because People in power are Stupid: I don't get it. Who is this Dan Brown and why should I care?

He might be the worst writer in America today. I don't think I'm a literary snob; there's nothing wrong with a little brain candy now and then. Dan Brown is terrible on every level, however. He couldn't even come up with his own premise for his breakthrough novel, he had to steal it from a "nonfiction" book aimed at the kind of people who thought Chariots of the Gods was a brilliant and insightful work of history. The worst part is, the premise could have made for a really good adventure novel in competent hands, and now it's ruined forever.



Umberto Eco ruined that kind of story forever for me with Foucault's Pendulum, but he ruined it in a good way.
 
2013-04-30 02:13:53 PM  

phaseolus: malaktaus: Because People in power are Stupid: I don't get it. Who is this Dan Brown and why should I care?

He might be the worst writer in America today. I don't think I'm a literary snob; there's nothing wrong with a little brain candy now and then. Dan Brown is terrible on every level, however. He couldn't even come up with his own premise for his breakthrough novel, he had to steal it from a "nonfiction" book aimed at the kind of people who thought Chariots of the Gods was a brilliant and insightful work of history. The worst part is, the premise could have made for a really good adventure novel in competent hands, and now it's ruined forever.


Umberto Eco ruined that kind of story forever for me with Foucault's Pendulum, but he ruined it in a good way.


i love that book.   but, i think some of my favorite parts are the diatribe on that girl playing pinball, and I know I've felt the same when that guy is in that drum circle in brazil.
 
2013-04-30 02:15:50 PM  
Dan Brown should write a book about the Westboro Baptist Church planning to nuke Mecca and forcing survivors to convert to evangelical Christianity and baptising them with hillbilly names like Mohammed-Joe Bob. Meanwhile grandpa Fred hides his torrid gay affair with a swarthy young stud named Ham, until Fred realizes Ham is short for Hamid who is trying to thwart the meccan apocalypse and worse, he had Ham's Muslim seed planted deep inside him.
 
2013-04-30 02:18:32 PM  

I_C_Weener: The readers?


"The funny man is not a nice man, he is a bad man. He said badness about the famous writer, he made the famous writer sad" Dan Brown
 
2013-04-30 02:23:25 PM  

malaktaus: Because People in power are Stupid: I don't get it. Who is this Dan Brown and why should I care?

He might be the worst writer in America today. I don't think I'm a literary snob; there's nothing wrong with a little brain candy now and then. Dan Brown is terrible on every level, however. He couldn't even come up with his own premise for his breakthrough novel, he had to steal it from a "nonfiction" book aimed at the kind of people who thought Chariots of the Gods was a brilliant and insightful work of history. The worst part is, the premise could have made for a really good adventure novel in competent hands, and now it's ruined forever.


Worse than James  Patterson?

/slogged through "DaVinci Code"
 
2013-04-30 02:25:17 PM  

busy chillin': Really cool Fark submitters that think the world is out to get them and make them stupid because a certain author releases a new book. However, at the same time the book also gives theses submitters a sense of superiority. So they want to hate the book, oh and they do, but its popularity reinforces their belief they are better than the plebs so they sort of like it in that regard. It details the journey of submitters finding a link to this book and submitting it to Fark.

Gonna be a blockbuster I tell ya.


lulz......i always wondered why people go out of their way to say they don't like something.  well-said.
 
2013-04-30 02:41:34 PM  
I hope they had enough exclamation points for printing the chapter endings.
 
2013-04-30 02:41:35 PM  
Hostess union workers.
 
2013-04-30 02:42:27 PM  
Definitely not particularly thought provoking, and certainly repetitive (especially if you read all of his books in a relatively short timeframe).  I enjoyed them, much like I enjoy the odd ho-ho (alas no more), or a fine wine cooler.  Except for digital fortress, which I did enjoy, but only because I was giggling at all the goofy stuff.

\\ the password is 3
\\ it shalt not be 4
\\ 5 is right out.
 
2013-04-30 02:43:57 PM  
Why is Robert Anton Wilson dead and this hack job still alive?
 
2013-04-30 02:58:57 PM  
History majors and professors. They will be surrounded by idiots who think the shiat they read in fiction books by bad authors actually happened.
 
2013-04-30 02:59:01 PM  
the Literate?
 
2013-04-30 03:04:49 PM  
www.matthewpearl.com

Good book, a little graphic.
 
2013-04-30 03:05:17 PM  

Galileo's Daughter: Worse than James  Patterson?

/slogged through "DaVinci Code"


I would put Brown very slightly above Patterson.  Hacks with delusions of grandeur are still hacks.
 
2013-04-30 03:12:45 PM  

AverageAmericanGuy: Dan Brown may not tell great stories, but he's a pretty great storyteller.

He's like the Malcom Gladwell of fiction.


You aren't impressed with anecdotes hand-picked to support a pre-prepared conclusion?
 
2013-04-30 03:18:20 PM  

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Firemen.


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There's 4 million in the first printing. As a used book dealer I can see this book having a precipitous used value drop as everyone who wants to read this buy it week one, a total of about one million people. The rest will be waiting for the paperback.
 
2013-04-30 03:18:48 PM  
Fans of the work of Dante, or Fans of Larry Niven and Jerry Pournelle
 
2013-04-30 03:22:04 PM  

xoxo: Dan Brown should write a book about the Westboro Baptist Church planning to nuke Mecca and forcing survivors to convert to evangelical Christianity and baptising them with hillbilly names like Mohammed-Joe Bob. Meanwhile grandpa Fred hides his torrid gay affair with a swarthy young stud named Ham, until Fred realizes Ham is short for Hamid who is trying to thwart the meccan apocalypse and worse, he had Ham's Muslim seed planted deep inside him.


You should work on this script under a pseudonym, I suggest David Beige
 
2013-04-30 03:27:05 PM  
a book about Dante... set in Florence? Dammit, now I'm going to have to read a Dan Brown book.

/Cant resist anything Renaissance Florence
 
2013-04-30 03:27:39 PM  

Marisyana: Galileo's Daughter: Worse than James  Patterson?

/slogged through "DaVinci Code"

I would put Brown very slightly above Patterson.  Hacks with delusions of grandeur are still hacks.


I enjoy Patterson. Sure, he's a lazy writer who writes ridiculously short chapters, but it's good light reading. Say you don't want to watch something heavy like Game of Thrones, but just need a couple of SNL skits on Hulu before bed. That's Patterson.
 
2013-04-30 03:31:04 PM  

AverageAmericanGuy: Dan Brown may not tell great stories, but he's a pretty great storyteller.


Yes and no ... respectively.
 
2013-04-30 03:35:59 PM  

malaktaus: Because People in power are Stupid: I don't get it. Who is this Dan Brown and why should I care?

He might be the worst writer in America today. I don't think I'm a literary snob; there's nothing wrong with a little brain candy now and then. Dan Brown is terrible on every level, however. He couldn't even come up with his own premise for his breakthrough novel, he had to steal it from a "nonfiction" book aimed at the kind of people who thought Chariots of the Gods was a brilliant and insightful work of history. The worst part is, the premise could have made for a really good adventure novel in competent hands, and now it's ruined forever.


He's not terrible at moving a story along. I whipped through the DVC at warp speed, barely noticing the badness until I was done and had some time to think about it.
 
2013-04-30 03:41:28 PM  

loonatic112358: Fans of the work of Dante, or Fans of Larry Niven and Jerry Pournelle


Yeah, this.
 
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