We all know that the hottest thing in the literary world is to fake everything so people feel sorry for you, make millions off the pity, and then have it all exposed in some sort of high-profile investigative piece. Oh, and then apologize publicly on Oprah.
But apparently the next fake writer poised to go down in flames is none other than Dan Brown. You know, that guy who wrote the godawful Da Vinci Code? Okay, don’t get me started on that, but he’s currently being sued in London by Michael Baigent and Richard Leigh, the authors of the 1982 book, The Holy Blood and the Holy Grail for plagiarism. Surprise, all of his novel ideas about Jesus, the holy grail and Mary whatever-her-name-is were stolen from real historians. Yawn. And I haven’t even heard the word plagiarism since my junior high school “honor code,” when our teachers strictly lectured us on the felonious sin of copying the words of our classmates.
But the best thing about the whole case is Lewis Purdue, who also tried suing Brown and Random House for plagiarism. He claims that Dan Brown copied phrases from his book, The Da Vinci Legacy and although he lost his case, he has devoted his time to pointing out everything done wrong by Mr. Brown. So if you’re ever bored and want to feel better about your life (and have already read the Da Vinci Code), go ahead and peruse Purdue’s not one, but TWO blogs that just ooze with bitterness. I already have and I FEEL GREAT!