27 Oct 2010

FROM DA VINCI TO THE LOST SYMBOL.

He is one of the bestselling authors of the past 10 years, but for those readers yet to settle down with A Dan Brown book the place to pick one up is OXFAM.
More of his books, including THE DA VINCI CODE, have been donated to Oxfam's bookshops than any other author in the past year. * - The Daily Telegraph.

After centuries of being kept under lock and key, the Secret Archives of the Vatican are being opened to outsiders in an attempt to dispel the myths and mystique created  by works of fiction such as Dan Brown's ANGELS AND DEMONS.
The archives, jealously guarded until now, provide one of the key settings in Brown's thriller in which Harvard 'symbologist' Robert Langdon races against time to stop a secret religious order, the Illuminati, from destroying Vatican City. - Nick Squires, The Daily Telegraph. (click HERE for full article.)

"Time is a river ..... and books are boats. Many volumes start down that stream, only to be wrecked and lost beyond recall in its sands. Only a few, a very few, endure the testings of time and live to bless the ages following" - THE LOST SYMBOL, Dan Brown.

* Most donated after Dan Brown;-
02. Ian Rankin.
03. Patricia Cornwell.
04. Alexander McCall Smith.
05. John Grisham.
06. Danielle Steel.
07. JK Rowling.
08. Jeremy Clarkson.
09. Maeve Binnchy.
10. Bill Bryson.

21 comments:

NRIGirl said...

Nice to know about Oxfam and of course the authors.

I am yet to pick up any of these books mentioned.

chitra said...

I liked you Post Extra,on Thai etiquette. Even in India we never sit on higher seats than our elders or guests.

Christina Lee said...

Wow, who knew? My favorite was Angels and Demons.

Misha1989 said...

Wow! I am yet to read The Lost Symbol but I really liked Angels and Demons.JK Rowling is a childhood favorite of mine.

Arti said...

Well he is one my favorite authors, how I loved reading His books!!

Boonie S said...

Thanks for the link.
Interesting that a charity book shop has such a rich selection of books. We see Bill Bryson books over here in large numbers. I’m always looking out for Catcher in The Rye but never find it.

Have a nice day from Boonie

Dizzy C said...

Angels and Demons was my favourite Dan Brown.
I still have The Lost Symbol on my shelf to read. I itup from a car boot sale.

carol

dr.antony said...

I am not a fan of Dan Brown. For that matter I don,t like misleading stories which give half truths to readers.Some of these novels give diagrams and maps to make their stories appear authentic.If lies are told repeatedly,it will appearas truth to some.

Vivienne said...

I wonder why his books are the ones you are most likely to find in Oxfam. Do people discard his books more than others.
I have to pick up on Dr.Antony's point above, it is very hard to work out where the truth ends and the fiction begins within Dan Brown's books, but it does make you wonder about his comment concerning lies becoming the truth. Is it possible that due to parts of the Bible being taken out that perhaps that may now be viewed as fiction. We know that it has been altered over time, so where does the truth end and the fiction begin.

themethatisme said...

The fiction starts when you turn the front cover; the presence of actual places and the odd funny society does not begin to resemble truth in any form. The bible does not pretend to be truth, only people who have proclaimed it to be truth, believe that it is so. Cunning artificers such as Mr.Brown do little more than use the gaps in knowledge about matters religious, in order to gain for themselves a handy wodge of cash.

Suko said...

Interesting list! I haven't read anything by Dan Brown.

Kelly said...

Interesting! I've read half of those authors. As for Dan Brown, I've only read the Da Vinci Code. I saw the movie version of Angels and Demons.

A said...

I love reading Dan Brown. :)

Very informative articles. These are the kind of articles that I love most on blogs.

Jenners said...

So what exactly does this mean? That lots of people read his books but then don't want to hand on to them?

Oddyoddyo13 said...

Wow. It's simply amazing how influential his books are. (Which reminds me: I have GOT to read the Da Vinci Code one day!)

Alison said...

What a cool poll. I can't imagine getting rid of one of my Harry Potter books though.

Alison said...

Also, you asked "The cover is lovely but looks quite familiar - is there a book in this series with a silver cover?" - about the Iron Queen book. The first book in the series has a silvery white color.

Veens said...

My fav in print was Angels and Daemons. But I liked Da Vinci Code, the movie.

Stranger said...

I have read The Da Vinci Code and it is good for a re-read too. I don't ponder much on truth or fiction, just that I enjoy reading interesting books. Anything which will not make me bored is fine with me. "Angels and Demons" is it the same story in the movie with same name? Have not read the book but watched the movie though..

GMR said...

Wow...really? Patricia Cornwell, JK Rowling and John Grisham are on that list? Huh...interesting. Who'd have thought? But then again, their books have sort of inundated the market....

brizmus said...

how funny that you Brits don't truly become happy until AFTER you've lost your sense of humor. . .