Sunday, March 13, 2005

Currently Reading...

Dan Brown's "Deception Point." I finally got around to reading "The DaVinci Code" not too long ago and found Brown has a good flair for storytelling. I enjoyed the book even accounting for the fact that I found its theories on Christianity's history somewhat disturbing and eyebrow raising. But this is not the first time I've been able to lay aside my disagreements with a writer's conclusions and still enjoy the tale.

I liked "The DaVinci Code" enough to get and read all of Brown's work. I read "Digital Fortress" and liked it a LOT - it had as many twists and turns as a good roller coaster. Now I'm into "Deception Point" and find that Brown does characters fairly well.

For me, this is not just reading for enjoyment (though I am an unrepentant bookworm). It's also learning the craft. It is said that writers read a lot and write a lot - seeing how this author weaves his story may help me as I try to weave mine.

Anyway, if you are looking for books to get lost in, try some of Dan Brown's stuff.


Jeff Slater said...

Hi Laura.

Remember me? It is good to see you blogging. My wife enjoyed "The Da Vinci Code" (but was disturbed by his thoughts on Christianity's history). I haven't read any of his work, but after your reviews, I feel I should.

I'm adding a link to your blog on mine.

Keep on bloggin'


Laura Ware said...

Hey Jeff! I do remember you. I'm going to have to find your blog now, and I will link it to mine as well. :-)

Rene said...

Try reading "ANGELS & DEMONS". Good fiction that I may not totally agree with, but as long as you don't let that bother you, a good read.