Category Archives: Dan Brown

Lit Hub: “We Sent a Poet To Watch Inferno So You Don’t Have To”

This LitHub critique of the movie version of Inferno by poet Mary Jo Bang was spot on. Excerpts below. Full article here. Mary Jo Bang Takes in Tom Hanks on a Friday Night in Missouri November 17, 2016 By Peter … Continue reading

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The Secrets of Zobrist, Part 3: Will the Inferno movie make Zobrist more of a villain than Dan Brown himself did in his book?

In the Inferno book, as well as in interviews Dan Brown gave at the time of the book’s publication in 2013, the mega-selling author is clearly undecided on whether Zobrist is as evil as he seems. Yes, Zobrist is made … Continue reading

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The Secrets of Zobrist, Part 2: Tom Hanks sees US election warning in thriller ‘Inferno’

Tom Hanks, who is reprising his role as Robert Langdon in Inferno, the third movie to have been based on one of Dan Brown’s books, has had some interesting political comments to make about the mad scientist/biotech billionaire anti-hero Bertrand … Continue reading

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The Secrets of Zobrist, Part 1: Dan Brown and the World Series…coincidence or an Inferno synchronicity?

With the movie version of Dan Brown’s 2013 bestseller Inferno set to open October 28, we are mindful of a plot-worthy confluence of time, character, and circumstance. In doing the research for our own 2013 book, Secrets of Inferno, we … Continue reading

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Very felicitous: Felicity Jones to star in film version of Dan Brown’s Inferno?

According to well-informed Hollywood sources, British actress Felicity Jones is being romanced to star as Sienna Brooks in the film version of Dan Brown’s 2013 novel, Inferno. Close readers of the novel (and those who followed our book, Secrets of Inferno) … Continue reading

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Dan Brown’s Inferno, Bio-Plagues, Quarantine, and Ebola

One of the bits of incidental information we learned from Dan Brown’s 2013 novel, Inferno, is that the English-language word “quarantine” comes from the Italian word quaranta, meaning forty, which is the number of days ships were required to be … Continue reading

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Digital Fortress, Dan Brown’s pre-Da Vinci Code novel, to be adapted for TV

Deadline Hollywood reports that Dan Brown’s Digital Fortress is about to become the basis for a new ABC TV series: After producing the blockbusters The Da Vinci Code and Angels & Demons, Brian Grazer and Ron Howard’s Imagine Entertainment is … Continue reading

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The Great Artists Influenced by Dante

The use of great visual art in service to telling his action adventure stories has been a Dan Brown trademark: Bernini’s Ecstasy of St. Theresa in his Angels & Demons, Leonardo’s Last Supper in The Da Vinci Code, and, to … Continue reading

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Novels that Mess with our DNA

Reader requested: spoiler alert for the post below. As novelists, Dan Brown and Richard Powers inhabit opposite ends of the literary continuum. Where Powers is regarded as among the most literary and deeply cerebral of contemporary novelists—someone who is hard … Continue reading

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Secrets of Dan Brown: He Doesn’t Like Faulkner

It will not come as a shock to literary critics, but Dan Brown admits he doesn’t much like William Faulkner. Headlining the Miami Book Fair in November, Brown had this to say about the 1949 Nobel Laureate, widely regarded as … Continue reading

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