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The amazing thing about DAN BROWN (yes, I’m naming names) is that his stories are so good that they overcome his absolutely horrible writing. Being a writerwriterreaderwriter (or something like that), I couldn’t make it past the second chapter. Strangley, though, I rather enjoyed the movie, which everyone else on planet Earth seems to have hated. Am I a writerreadermoviegoer?

Still, I think the absolute paradise of reading is that middle ground where transparent, beautiful writing meets compelling story lines. You have to work a little to find it, but it’s out there.

And Amen about Joyce. I have never understood the adulation given to a writer whose main purpose is to avoid communicating anything to his readers.