International Journal of Language & Linguistics

ISSN 2374-8850 (Print), 2374-8869 (Online) DOI: 10.30845/ijll

Dan Brown: Narrative Tourism and “Time Packaging”
Prof. Stefano Calabrese, Roberto Rossi

Reasons for the extraordinary success of Dan Brown’s novels may be found in the particularly appealing formula he adopts in his storytelling: a mix of elements that have proved to be highly appreciated by a new typology of globalized reader. These include the deliberate blurring of distinctions between reality, history and fiction, the competent use of narratological devices to produce immersive space/time dimensions, and the creation of a crossnational and cross-generational media debate with diffuse critical authorship on the Web. Brown’s fiction can be taken as example of a new kind of novel placing high emphasis on transcoding and cognitive appreciation.

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