Dan Brown: Now Taking Questions For the Da Vinci Code Author

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Dan Brown on 'Today' on Dec. 6, 2010

Mega-selling author Dan Brown is stopping by TIME Magazine early Monday morning to talk about his highly anticipated new novel, which goes on sale May 14. It is his fourth book to feature Harvard professor and symbologist Robert Langdon (played Tom Hanks in the Ron Howard-directed The Da Vinci Code and Angels  & Demons).

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The book’s title — Inferno — was revealed to fans in January as part of an elaborate social media campaign.  The sure-to-be blockbuster will be released in 11 foreign-language editions (for which a team of translators labored under a CIA-level of security).

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Details about the book’s plot are understandably scarce, but we’re hoping to get something out of him.  Leave your questions in the comments below or via Twitter—by the evening of Sunday, May 12—and we may just might get you an answer

23 comments
WendyPage777
WendyPage777

Dan Brown refers to his main character's home "packed with religious artifacts from around the world" "even a rare woven boccus from Borneo, a young warrior's symbol of perpetual youth." on page 21 of "Angels and Demons". I have searched the Web and found fascinating websites about textiles, baskets and Borneo music, but no mention of this word "boccus" as part of Borneo's culture. 
 What is this word "boccus" in relation to Borneo? Warriors had items woven as textiles: jackets (kalambi),headband of plaited rattan or skull caps, belts, necklaces,ear ornaments; sirat (loin cloth),"Sea Dayak especially delights in winding many yards of brilliantly coloured cloth about his waist, in brilliant coats and gorgeous turbans". They had woven baskets and plaited bags and Shaman's charms. 
Please tell me which item is a boccus? A photo would be appreciated.

NZAircraftFan
NZAircraftFan

When will you stop writing such awful books ?

washingtonlaffitejones5
washingtonlaffitejones5

Ask Dan Brown what he thinks of the true story of the National treasure & Da Vinci Code. Hear it is, read this and tell what you think, it took 10 years to prove it. This scrimshaw powder horn was carved by my great....great-grandfather  Chris Jones. The horn was carved with 309 masonic cryptic anagrams & picture puzzles that tell the secret of my family. My great...great- grandfather is George Washington's only son. Scott f. Wolter of the History Ch. paid for my DNA test to prove it's true. I am Viking descent Washington- Osborne, 72nd generation to Odin and Thor. Ref. ( The Pedigree History Of The Washington Family: Derived From Odin, The Founder Of Scandinavia, B.C. 70 (1879) by Albert Welles) Kessinger Publishing's - Rare Reprints (www.kessinger.net). My great....great-grandfather's real name is Isaac Martin. He was born August, 12th 1757 to years before George married Martha. At 18 years old he joined the Minuteman Regt. he was Capt. at the battles of Saratoga under Benidict Arnold's Regt. 1777 he was promoted to Maj. General & Spy. On Oct. 15, 1781 he was captured aboard the 'USS.Jason' commanded by Capt. Charles Hamilton which was captured by the 'Monsieur' a British ship. He was taken as prisoner. After the war he was pardoned and put aboard the H.M.S. Bounty in 1787 where he met Fletcher Christian. In 1789 they mutinied the Bounty from Capt. Bligh and hid out on Pitcairn Island. In 1792 five of the nine mutineers fake their deaths and returned to the U.S. With the help of Isaac's father George & Napoleon they changed their names to a.k.a. Laffite. five mutineers and five Laffite brothers. About 1797 they were sent to France to assist Napoleon as his secret marshals ( XYZ affair) In 1803 four of them showed up in New Orleans claiming to be brothers name Laffite. Isaac stayed in Europe with Napoleon and captured the Vatican in 1809, Isaac removed important documents from the Vatican and brought back to the United States and hid them. In 1810 he changed his name from Markus Laffite to Chris Jones using his wife's maiden name, Anna Jones. She was not a sister like they thought she was his wife. Jean's wife was Yvonne Lentz, she was not Jewish, she was practicing Judaism. Chris and his wife had a son born 1810, John Jones 1st name after John Paul Jones which is not his real name either (John Paul). Here are all of their names, (Isaac Newton Martin a.k.a. Markus Laffite a.k.a. Chris Jones,)( Fletcher Christian a.k.a. Jean Laffite a.k.a. John Jones,) ( John Mills a.k.a. Alex. Laffite a.k.a.Dominque  Youx )( John Williams a.k.a. Pierre Laffite) (William Brown a.k.a. Henry Laffite). After the Battle of New Orleans,1815 Markus & Jean hid the famous Laffite treasure. In 1826 Jean and Jeanette and the rest of my family disappeared and hid in San Antonio. John 1st married Jeanette in 1833 and had a son, John Jones 2nd. In 1836 four of the six family members were killed at the Alamo & two survived, Lt. John Jones 1st. New Orleans Gray, his wife Jeanette, her father Jean and Anna Jones were killed. Ref.( The list of the Alamo's dead ) only Lt. john's name is listed. Anna was found unidentified, Jeanette was found laying between two muskets in the court yard, trying to get the loaded muskets to her husband & father. After the battle was over the Mexicans pilled the dead on to a funeral pill and burned the bodies. Chris recovered his 3 year old grandson from the Mexicans and brought him back to Pennsylvania where he raised little John 2nd till he was 17 years old. In 1852 Chris Jones died at 95 years old, but before he died he told only some of the story to his grandson. He told John that the horn told where the Laffite treasure was hidden and the rest of the secrets of his family. He told John to pass the horn to the fist son and to name him John also, all my grandfather's are name John. My grandfather was the last John C. Jones till the tradition was broken.  I was only 5 years old when my grandfather told me the story and show me the scrimshaw powder horn.  When he died he left the horn to me. In 2000 I deciphered the horn. My grandfather told me that the name of the horn is (The Skeleton Map Horn) because the horn creates a 6 ft. skeleton puzzle on paper that tells where they hid the famous Laffite treasure.  It took me a little over 3 years to decipher the horn.

Elaine N Lala
Elaine N Lala

What do you think about Pope Francis' pontificate ?

YijingSun
YijingSun

What kind of health does the creator (God and/or mother nature) require us to enjoy life and the natural environment, the "free lunches" he offers us? If this question (How to enjoy free lunch?) has not been answered, mankind will keep violating the creator and the law of nature, and more and more disasters are waiting for us. Is this understanding of Chinese ancient DaoDeJing right or not? Dr. Yijing Sun

Ritwik Dwivedi
Ritwik Dwivedi

We all know you like to connect various facts, blend it into fiction with ingenuity, but where does all the inspiration come from? What is the secret behind all your bestsellers?

Ash Corleone
Ash Corleone

I think sinclair paid a lot of money to Dan so who is swindling who

Dwayne Leon
Dwayne Leon

Besides what you claim to be true, what is REALLY true about your writings?

jrofr12
jrofr12

Q: What advice would you give to people who "run out of creativity" when writing?

jrofr12
jrofr12

Q: What's your favorite part of a book?


Joshua Duncan Starks
Joshua Duncan Starks

How did you, a terrible writer, get so famous? Authors are suppose to "show" not "tell", hack. Other than that, what were some of your influences?

VivianMac
VivianMac

Question: How did your education at Amherst College influence your career?

Shaley de la Torre
Shaley de la Torre

some of your books made history, scandalized a religious group or made some people question science. do you have any hesitations publishing these type of books? and what motivated you to risk releasing these books? did you somehow anticipate these reactions from the readers?

Ceemeeluv Akbr
Ceemeeluv Akbr

Ceemeeluv , South Africa , Zululand # Follow meh on Facebook #

Riette Breytenbach de Kock
Riette Breytenbach de Kock

Will you promise to do better research about Biblical facts before you misuse 'facts' in future novels...

Ceemeeluv Akbr
Ceemeeluv Akbr

Please share with me your viewpoint on the origins of the Holy Grail . Is there any evidence that painting account of it maybe based on Holy Grail as a vessel ??

Marc Orr
Marc Orr

You retiring any time soon?

Jean Bolduc
Jean Bolduc

What was your favorite book when you were a teenager?