I’m going to Savannah, Georgia tomorrow with my sissy! We’ll be staying in a carriage house and eating lots of fried food beneath live oaks dripping with Spanish moss.
In honor of the occasion, I picked up Dan Brown’s latest excretion, “The Lost Symbol”, which was released today.
Why Dan Brown, do you ask? Picture me reading “The Lost Symbol” in beautiful historic Savannah:
Now picture the reality: me reading Dan Brown in the chaos of DFW.
Dan Brown is the quintessential airport author. I have no doubt that every bookseller in the place will have about a billion copies of his novel everywhere. And I’ll be one of the lucky many reading it!
I downloaded the book last night on my Kindle. The Kindle has a couple of disadvantages, the primary one being that using it in public makes me look like a techno-douche. But it offers advantages for travel. It: a) is small and compact, b) holds 100 books or so, and c) cloaks what I’m reading in pseudo-respectability. I can read Dan Brown with impunity!
I’ve already snuck a peek at the beginning. This is what appears just after the title page:
To live in the world without becoming aware of the meaning of the world is like wandering about in a great library without touching the books.
The Secret Teachings of All Ages
I literally clapped my hands with delight after reading that! It is so Dan Brown! He takes a statement that sounds like a platitude and makes it a “secret teaching”. I love it! We’re going to have an exciting journey together, he and I.
Sometimes I just need my trashy fiction fix.