Joined: Jan. 2006
Aye, only buy it second hand. If I wrote as badly as Brown does, I would be chucked out of the writers group I am in. The characterisation is shallow, consisting only of a few scenes designed to get you to empathise with the characters, although I suppose that is perfectly normal.
Then I spotted the actual bad guy half way through it, because it was so bleeding obvious.
What I found really funny was Brown claiming that much of it was based on real stuff- ie Leigh and Baigents opus, which was later exposed as lies because the people they'd based it on had made all their info up.
Deception Point was also annoying, because not only did it have over the top conspiracy guff that was soooo wrong, it also mangled the science at least twice. You average reader wouldnt have noticed, but I get annoyed by these things. They just show how Brown likes to rip things off without actually understanding any of the history or background, which to me just makes him another ignorant fool, unworthy of all the praise.