BACKGROUND- Dan Brown was born on June 22, 1964.- He was raides in New Hampshire and was the oldest of three siblings.- He was fixated on puzzles when he was growing up, which can explain the novels he has written.- He graduated from Phillips Exeter, then attended Amherst College.
LIST OF DAN BROWN NOVELS- Digital Fortress- Angels & Demons- Deception Point- The Da Vince Code- The Lost Symbol
THE CHARACTER OF ROBERT LANGDON- His most successful novels have been the three novels that featured his character, Robert Langdon.- Those novels are Angels & Demons, The Da Vince Code, and The Lost Key.- Robert Langdon is a college professor who works at Harvard University who ends up being recruited to join missions all around the world.
CONTROVERSY- The character of Robert Langdon’s missions usually had recurring themes to them and those themes were historical as well as religion, specifically on Christianity.- A lot of the themes on Christianity are often seen in a different light, one example being when he is talking about the intense and violent rivalry of science and religion or the fact .- The most controversial novel he wrote was “The Da-Vince Code” by revealing that Jesus Christ secretly had a daughter.
SOCIAL MEDIA- I feel like social media has helped boost things that are controversial in today’s society.- When somebody get’s offended by something and are active on social media, they usually post it and tell people to boycott it.- This can be seen often as the biggest form of advertising because the word spreads faster, and with social media being used as the outlet anybody can end up seeing the information that was posted.
FILM ADAPTIONS- Social media is also used to promote the novels he has written that have been adapted to film.- Angels & Demons and The Da-Vince Code are the two novels that have been filmed.- They were very successful in the box office, especially The Da-Vince code which grossed approximatly $750 million dollars.- A third novel, The Lost Symbol, is confirmed to be in production for a release sometime in 2012.
THE DA-VINCE CODE- Is Dan Brown’s fourth novel and the first novel of his to become a bestseller.- It reached the top of the New York Times Best Seller lists during its debut.- It is now often credited as one of the most popular books of all time.- To date, is has sold more than 81 million copies worldwide.
HIS SONGWRITING CAREER- Dan Brown flirted with a music career after he graduated college.- He often used a synthesizer and produced his own children’s cassette’s.- His CD discography is: - SynthAnimals - Perspective - Dan Brown - Angels & Demons - Musica Animalia
HUMOR WRITING- Dan Brown also was into humor writing.- He wrote: - 187 Men to Avoid: A Survival Guide for the Romantically Frustrated Woman - The Bald Book