It is a given to anyone with half a brain that American author Dan Brown cannot write.
Even the most basic rules of English literature evade him.
But when snide, sneering, supercilious articles like this appear in the mainstream media (Daily Telegraph in this instance), all I feel is an enormous sense of pity for the pathetically small-minded people who wrote and contributed to the piece.
This article is nothing but a cheap form of bullying and as such it should not be supported or promoted in the mainstream media.
And let’s be clear for a moment on what I am saying; I am not saying that the pathetics who wrote this drivel are bullying Dan Brown.
What I am saying is that some basic, some fundamental facts appear to have completely sailed by the ‘superior intellects’ who masterminded this nasty piece of tabloid bullying.
And here’s just one of those overlooked facts: Dan Brown, for his many faults as a writer, is a best selling author.
So this scumbag article, if we are being wholly truthful, is nothing more than a covert attempt to deride and belittle the people who have bought Dan Brown’s work.
I am not saying lay off Dan Brown.
There are clever ways (and this certainly isn’t one) of highlighting Dan Brown’s lack of ability to stay afloat in the deep end of the literary pool.
What I am saying is that the folk with the over-inflated senses of intellectual superiority, who are behind this nasty piece of journalism, need to lay off the people who buy/read/enjoy his work.
This ‘I’m better than Dan Brown’s readers’ snobbery is sure to leave a very bitter taste in the mouth of any human being with an ounce of compassion and more than a grain of common sense.
All that this nasty piece in the Daily Telegraph underlines is the point that it is possible for some human beings to be intelligent, yet lack the other two qualities that valuable members of society should have.
And the thing that really makes me laugh? The article appeared in the ‘Culture’ section of the Daily Telegraph.
Honestly, is there anything cultured about such snobbery and intellectual elitism?
No, I thought not.