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.

3 comments:

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'

Jeff

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.