Seems Don Brown has made his fortune with The DaVinci Code
and he'll make much more when he sells the film rights. It will
make a very good film - if it get the right director and screen-writers.
But I thought it dreadful! One could not feel any empathy with any of the characters; the plot was thin and obvious; the contexts were embarrassingly dumb - we're in Paris so I'll make a reference to the Eiffel Tower yuk! The editing is amateurish too, every other word in italics, and 104 chapters in 400 pages.
I read John LeCarre's Single & Single
, a romantic thriller about a man and woman "on the run" and reread Bill Bryson's Neither Here nor There
, a European travelogue alongside DaVinci
- I had to as a favour to my wife to stop myself ranting too much. Don Brown doesn't get anywhere near the suspense created by LeCarre or the amusement generated by Bryson. He does patronise and talk down a lot though!
But it will make a good film - pity he didn't sell the "book-rights" too!
PS Mr Brown you may be able to buy Devonshire Cream Teas
in England but the county is simply Devon