Dan Brown is the author of numerous #1 bestselling novels, including The Da Vinci Code, which has become one of the best selling novels of all time as well as the subject of intellectual debate among readers and scholars. Brown’s novels are published in 52 languages around the world with 200... show more
Dan Brown is the author of numerous #1 bestselling novels, including The Da Vinci Code, which has become one of the best selling novels of all time as well as the subject of intellectual debate among readers and scholars. Brown’s novels are published in 52 languages around the world with 200 million copies in print.
In 2005, Brown was named one of the 100 Most Influential People in the World by TIME Magazine, whose editors credited him with “keeping the publishing industry afloat; renewed interest in Leonardo da Vinci and early Christian history; spiking tourism to Paris and Rome; a growing membership in secret societies; the ire of Cardinals in Rome; eight books denying the claims of the novel and seven guides to read along with it; a flood of historical thrillers; and a major motion picture franchise.”
The son of a mathematics teacher and a church organist, Brown was raised on a prep school campus where he developed a fascination with the paradoxical interplay between science and religion. These themes eventually formed the backdrop for his books. He is a graduate of Amherst College and Phillips Exeter Academy, where he later returned to teach English before focusing his attention full time to writing.
Brown is currently at work on a new book as well as the Columbia Pictures film version of his most recent novel.
Birth date: 1964-06-22
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It doesn't help that I don't really like Artemis, but I found her backstory surprisingly compelling. Color me surprised. Lobdell is just knocking it out of the park and he usually doesn't for me, so I'm very happy with this series.
I found this one had a bit much art history for me personally but the underlying story was great. I think it explored some interesting ideas in a very simple way. I did think the female characters were a bit one-dimensional.I would recommend if you liked the DaVinci code but not if your tastes run t...
Another Dan Brown classic! Robert Langdon is back in this book with another winding tale of symbology, secret passageways and allegorical puzzle. Once I started reading it I could not put it back down. I started reading the last 150 pages last night and after 3 hours found myself at the 98th chapter...
Another solid thriller from Dan Brown. I think Brown was so over-hyped with the Da Vinci Code, and then many readers decided he wasn't as good a writer that the hype led many to believe, that he is now underrated as one of many who can simply write a good thriller. His niche is connecting his myster...
This book was, eh, okay. It was a typical Dan Brown book. A fictional story with a lot of historical facts, a mixture of science and religion, a a sexy female sidekick with an above average IQ, and an ongoing scavenger hunt where one historical landmark reveals a clue revealing the next historical l...