Tora wrote: Ksju wrote:
Cypress wrote: Ksju wrote: Cypress wrote:
Shame on me because I haven’t read any book by Dan Brown
There’s nothing special! Just usual boulevard novels.
It’s not great literature of great authors.
In most cases you’d better to spend you valuable time on books with little more thinking opportunities and life problems…
So far, all the people I talked to about Dan Brown’s books either liked them a lot or strongly disliked them. I think it might be a good idea to read at least one of them, so I can actually have my own opinion.
Liked them a lot or strongly disliked… Hmmm… (Maybe people who is not so exacting to literature – like it, those who prefer good, real literature dislike it…)
For me indeed it’s not so interesting to discuss it. Just to make clear myself…
I’m not really against this book! Of course you may read it of you have a free evening. I spent one – and not so bad…
I’m just talking that we should clearly understand what kind of literature it is. And if there wouldn’t spend so big money on promotion of the book and you wouldn’t see it on every corner I just simple forget about the book on the next day! Like every other book of the kind, any other street detective…
(By the way I must confess I received a little pleasure reading the book - if we still consider it as literature – there’re no characters, no normal idea, and language is very poor. From this point of view it’s really uninteresting.)
Resemble average middling Hollywood action, just running, firing and explosions and nothing more. But it’s better to watch smth like this than read I think.Just only hope the movie will be a little bit better. (anyway as there will be Jan Reno)
Well. Miss Prosecutor!
The language is not so poor as you want it to be, english version is just amazing, i must say russian translation is poor! that's a big difference!
And about good-bad litarature... every one considers it from his own point of view... Sure there is no need to talk about Dostoevski, wether he is talented or not... it goes without saying!
talking about modern literature (excluding beloved
russian detectives of course...) not every new releasing books is worth paying attention on it, but Dan Brown is among those writers that i would like to read (if i have a spare evening
). I don't care if he has stolen the plot! the book i read by him i liked... and nothing more...
by the way... here is another one crazy-on-Jan-Reno...
Uuummm… I like it! (May I use it now as my second name??? Please…)
Please don’t involve me in all this… !!!
(But I’ve had some smiles reading Tora’s note)
Just… I know about translation, but still… I prefer bigger masters.
And I’m not talking about bad-good books if you still think so! And modern literature too…
Just usually real literature (like one of kinds of art) exists and just literature for the masses, popular literature. This poplit may be good and qualitative too but it always be a books for an evening and nothing more. One, two nice evenings – if book is a little bit qualitative and talented – but then in a week you simply forget this book. That’s all!
P.S. By the way Tora, as you may understand me, Don’t you think that maybe Akunin’s series about Fandorin as the same kind of literature is more artistic and better?
I’m not really crazy-on-Jan-Reno (interesting term)…
But he is smth special it’s true and a Frenchman too…