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Dan Brown. Hmmm.

What can I say about the author Dan Brown? His books (I’ve read The Da Vinci Code and Angels and Demons) are both exciting if perhaps slightly predictable – but they are written like shite. I know how hard it is to write decent prose, I have a 20,000 word novel draft gathering dust on my hard drive. I can’t even bring myself to look at it. But this guy is a professional right? There’s a noticeable difference between The Da Vinci Code and Angels and Demons – Mr Brown may have been attending a writing course. Ms Natasha recognised the similarity between Da Vinci code and The Genesis Code. Does that mean if I can pay ‘homage’ to a story by referencing it in the title I can change some of the names around and use it for my own novel?

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