Friday, October 21, 2005

The "Best Book" of the Year, Which Has a "History Book" as One of Its Sources

Dan Brown has been sued again, this time for similarities between his book and one of his sources. In this BBC story on the lawsuit, we read that Brown's book "won best book at this year's British Book Awards". They must not have high standards. The story also refers to the book Brown used as a source as a "history book". This is another illustration of how Brown's book is being portrayed as fiction based on history. People are being told that this book is largely factual, and there surely will continue to be many people who think that large portions of it reflect historical fact.