Friday, April 13, 2007

bad writing

ha! i have picked up the da vinci code several times and skimmed the first few paragraphs, trying to convince myself i might want to read it (i love mysteries like i love a bag of fritos, after all). i haven't been able to get past those first few paragraphs, and this explains it all!!

7 comments:

lisa said...

finding a well written mystery is hard. you may like "the Flanders Panel". I have it somewhere if you want to borrow.
I did enjoy the davinci code (by the way...Chris couldn't read it either) despite it's bad and formulated writing. I am a huge sucker with books that have combined art & history elements (though also flawed).

lizzie lou said...

i'd love to borrow it!! i really do love good mysteries.

margot said...

that is fantastic! at first it seemed like you could analyze anyone's work like that, but after a while it became clear that you could not. i agree that one should instictively know not to do some of that stuff, such as not repeating the name of a character's career three times.

lisa said...

okay. do you want me to drop it by the store? I am going to videoport later today. oh.. "the bottoms" by joe landsdale (sp?)was good too. I don't think I own it though.

lisa said...

i just dropped it off @ your store.

Ellen said...

I listened to the DaVinci Code on CD, which might be more tolerable than reading it. Actually, the last CD was defective, so I don't exactly know how it ends, which is just as well, because I got really sick of hearing the phrase "the divine feminine", or was it "the feminine divine"?

carrie said...

i had fun reading it but it was so predictable!