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collateral tales

German Plot Roulette

Cue hatemail in 3–2–1…

The Da Vinci Code at LibraryThing

Hall of Hacks, Pt.II: Dan Brown

While the movie “The Da Vinci Code” did a pretty good job, Dan Brown’s book turned out to be rather awful. Geoff Pullum from Language Log gave it a (buck-)shot.

Stilletto at Library Thing

Hall of Hacks, Pt.I: Harold Robbins

Watch Harold Robbins not being aware of (or not giving a shit about) even the most basic writing techniques with respect to exposition and voice.