Dan Brown, the best-selling author of The Da Vinci Code, has sold over 80 million books. But what makes people want to read his novels? The Da Vinci Code was the book that put him in the spotlight, but he had written three other novels before his bestseller. There has to be something that sets The Da Vinci Code above the rest of what he has written.
One of the reasons is that Brown still had a few defects to iron out in his writing. His other books follow the same general plot, but the action is sometimes interrupted at inopportune moments. These breaks in the action also last longer than they sometimes should, causing the reader to become a little bit confused about the storyline.
One of the main causes for his popularity, though, besides his now honed writing style, is the controversy surrounding the book. The Da Vinci Code’s subject material struck a nerve with the Catholic Church, and the ensuing media frenzy brought the book into the public eye. With this new interest in his books, people discovered Dan Brown’s talent, and have now made him one of the most successful authors of all-time.