Posts Tagged: Dan Brown

"The Thetan Templar," by Dan Brown: Last Plane To Benghazi

Don't miss the startling first chapter of The Thetan Templar.

Chapter Two

It was cold and drizzly outside—as cold as the trail leading to the Islamic glass dildo, currently nestled within the elegant antique Egyptian laptop desk in the office of NYU Professor Nate "Shirky" Stryker, the world's leading academic in the fields of new media, the occult and nanotechnology. But Stryker wasn't keeping office hours today, and neither was the mysterious dildo.

"Get the phallus," Nate Stryker said to his beautiful assistant professor, Tanalyne Foster Wallace.

"What's a phallus?"

Stryker glanced out the window with its unobstructed view of the Empire State Building

"You're a genius," she said, [...]


Booked Up: Dan Brown's 'The Lost Symbol'

As you may know, there is a very popular writer named Dan Brown, who is the author of a not-yet-long series of thrillers starring a Harvard professor. Of Brown's The Da Vinci Code, blogger-despising John Cheever daughter-in-law Janet Maslin wrote in the New York Times that this was a "gleefully erudite" and "exhilaratingly brainy thriller." Of Brown's latest, she wrote: "he's bringing sexy back to a genre that had been left for dead." Ha ha, Janet Maslin! This newest book, The Lost Symbol, has already sold two million copies in the U.S., and, as of Tuesday, a week after release, half a million copies in the U.K., as well as [...]


"The Thetan Templar," A New Novel By Dan Brown


New York University, Manhattan 11:44 A.M.

Nate "Shirky" Stryker looked over the NYU courtyard beneath his office balcony. There were 32,000 cobblestones in that perfect rectangle, or a thousand for each of the 32 degrees of Islamic-Rite Masonry, an organization that officially didn't even exist.

Stryker ran his left hand through his graying, dignified temple hair. Beneath him was a galley copy of his next book, Strangled Theories: Why Everything You Know About Memeology Is A Lie. A hot-pink Post-It on the title page said, "Another Million Seller! Fondly, R.M."

Perhaps it is, Stryker thought. Or perhaps it isn't. Time would tell, if Time continued its present lateral [...]


My Terrible Dan Brown Ripoff Novel

As National Novel Writing Month slogs on, here's the next in our series about the novels that we started writing but, for whatever reason, never finished.

My first serious attempt to write a novel was, somewhat unfortunately, inspired by The Da Vinci Code. I was a college sophomore when I decided to try NaNoWriMo, and a few months into a busy school year, The Da Vinci Code and its cousin The Rule of Four were probably the last books I had read for fun. I was a medieval history and literature major particularly obsessed with England, and my moment of book inspiration came while thinking about the 12th-century [...]