I struggled through the DaVinci Code. The book, that is. I howled and screamed at the bad writing all the way. Looks like I’m not the only reader who thinks Brown is a lousy writer. Excerpt follows, but you should really read all 20 in the article. These things made my head spin.
19. The Da Vinci Code, chapter 83: “The Knights Templar were warriors,” Teabing reminded, the sound of his aluminum crutches echoing in this reverberant space.
“Remind” is a transitive verb – you need to remind someone of something. You can’t just remind. And if the crutches echo, we know the space is reverberant.
I just wish I could write that bad and sell that many books…