Dan Brown’s 20 Worst Sentences

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“Edinburgh professor of linguistics Geoffrey Pullum says “Brown’s writing is not just bad; it is staggeringly, clumsily, thoughtlessly, almost ingeniously bad.”

Here’s one:

Yanking his Manurhin MR-93 revolver from his shoulder holster, the captain dashed out of the office.

The Manurhin MR-93? Not the MR-92? You’re sure?  Thanks.

Read the rest at the Telegraph.co.uk article.

Update: This footnote I missed earlier from the same article is classic:

I can confirm that Bill Poser and Danny Yee are both claiming not to have read The Da Vinci Code. Fair enough. So at least four people have not read it. I just wish one of them was me.

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