bad Dan Brown prose

A 3-Part Guide To Airport Thrillers (3)

The airport thriller was transmuted, first by the supernatural, through Stephen King’s immense and seemingly unedited doorstops, then by one other global phenomenon.¬†There’s a simple clarity to the No.1 airport thriller writer’s storytelling, too, but that’s because Dan Brown can’t write any other way. Mr Brown is entirely beyond parody, as demonstrated by numerous club-footed […]

From The Slush Pile II

A few more gems from the stack of unsolicited manuscripts that reach publishers, giving an insight into how the minds of some would-be writers work… ‘You didn’t have to be an in-law to hate her guts,’ said Chester, ‘no pun intended.’ His pen poised, John hesitated over the white breast of the page. Immediately after […]