The Language Log, a group weblog about language by linguistics professors, did a hilarious series of takedowns on the prose of Da Vinci Code author Dan Brown.
The Dan Brown Code: "On his hands and knees, the curator froze, turning his head slowly."
Renowned author Dan Brown staggered through his formulaic opening sentence: "Renowned curator Jacques Saunière staggered through the vaulted archway of the museum's Grand Gallery."
Learning the ropes in the trenches with Dan Brown: "Overhanging her precarious body was a jaundiced face whose skin resembled a sheet of parchment paper punctured by two emotionless eyes."
A five-letter password for a man obsessed with Susan: "...once a 'virus' has been disabled in a 'data bank' that it has crawled into, a chief technician has to shout 'Upload the firewalls!'"