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Dan Brown

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Dan Brown is the author of numerous #1 bestselling novels, including The Da Vinci Code, which has become one of the best selling novels of all time as well as the subject of intellectual debate among readers and scholars. Brown’s novels are published in 52 languages around the world with 200 million copies in print.

In 2005, Brown was named one of the 100 Most Influential People in the World by TIME Magazine, whose editors credited him with “keeping the publishing industry afloat; renewed interest in Leonardo da Vinci and early Christian history; spiking tourism to Paris and Rome; a growing membership in secret societies; the ire of Cardinals in Rome; eight books denying the claims of the novel and seven guides to read along with it; a flood
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Dan Brown Hi Arlind!
It’s funny how many people ask me this question. It’s true that Langdon and I share a fascination with history, symbols, and codes, but this…more
Hi Arlind!
It’s funny how many people ask me this question. It’s true that Langdon and I share a fascination with history, symbols, and codes, but this is where the similarities end. Langdon leads a far more adventurous life than I do, and he is certainly more daring than I am. He is, in many ways, the hero I wish I could be.(less)
Dan Brown I certainly remember that initial phone call from St. Martin’s Press telling me that they would be publishing my first novel Digital Fortress. I was…moreI certainly remember that initial phone call from St. Martin’s Press telling me that they would be publishing my first novel Digital Fortress. I was thrilled simply to be published, and the fact that they were printing only a few thousand books did not bother me in the least. I felt like I was on my way.
Ten years and three books later, I was still publishing novels, but I was struggling with low sales. I worked two teaching jobs to pay my rent while I wrote my next manuscript – an art history thriller. After submitting the manuscript to my new publisher Doubleday, I embarked on a much needed vacation into the rain forests of Costa Rica. I had virtually no connection to the outside world, but several weeks into the trip, my agent managed to reach me through an email sent to a tiny internet café; she told me to come home right away because the pre-orders for my recently submitted manuscript were growing quickly -- faster than any of us could imagine.
By the time I got home, the pre-orders had outpaced the sales of my previous three novels combined, and it became clear that my upcoming book – The Da Vinci Code – was going to be my first successful novel.(less)
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message 15: by Asra

Asra Allgood love the Robert Langdon series. Favorite is Angels and Demons. And been wondering if you are gonna be doing another one Robert Langdon book or two?


message 14: by Cynthia

Cynthia Hello Mr. Dan Brown!
Thank you for accepting my friend request! Langdon series is my ever-after favorite ever since I first read it on college. They're all amazingly awesome :D

Best,
Cynthia


message 13: by Rai

Rai Hi Dan,

Thank-you so much for accepting my friend request! You are one of my all-time favorite authors and you inspire me as a storyteller! :)

Best wishes,

Rai Aren


message 12: by Essi (last edited Jan 07, 2015 10:30AM)

Essi Michael Hey there Dan Brown
Thank you for add me as your friends.
It`s my honor to be in your friends list.
Best regards


pinkpinkpink (teaching my cat how to read) Thank you for accepting my friend request. I hope to see Inferno on big screen soon.


message 10: by Adinda

Adinda Putri Mr. Dan Brown, thanks for accepting my friend request. :)


Pratik Kamat Dan Brown is the single greatest thriller working today. Period. I started writing because of him. When I was writing my book I always had his books on my table for inspiration. If I am a published author today, it is entirely because of him. Thanks a lot for inspiring me, Sir.


message 8: by Dillon (last edited Jul 19, 2014 12:22PM)

Dillon  Asher Dan, thank you for accepting my friend request.
Wishing you the very best!


Isabella I'm very grateful and honored to be your friend!


message 6: by Terri (last edited Jun 10, 2014 04:42AM)

Terri Collins Great conversation with John Dankosky Saturday. Loved the meeting Blythe story, the comment on fiction being real life without the boring parts, and the Dante 3 headed story. Wasn't the Mark Twain house cool with all of the intricacies in design? At every turn I felt like I would look up and see SLC sitting in a chair, with pipe in hand, as though he were expecting visitors. Ha! In the lobby prior to "curtain" I was able to pick up "The Lost Symbol" illustrated version for my meager but unique library. Great evening and hope you have one next year as well. Best, Terri


message 5: by Terri

Terri Collins Gauntlet,humble,library,brave,knight,amusing,intrinsic, are the words that come to mind when I think of Dan Brown. Since it appears a thank you is in order please accept mine.Glad Langdon has such a good sense of humor.


message 4: by Eli (last edited May 21, 2014 10:07AM)

Eli Kittim Thanks for the friendship, Dan. You're a terrific, inspiring author! I'd be honored if you'd check out my book http://www.amazon.com/Little-Book-Rev...


Camila Thank you so much for accepting me. I'm a huge fan of your book! I recently read Inferno and I loved it!


message 2: by Jose

Jose Thank you so much! :)
"Angels and Demons" is one of my favourite books!


message 1: by Ahmed

Ahmed Sammoura It's a Great honor sir,
Thank you :)


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