The Real Reason Why The Da Vinci Code is a Universal Bestseller

Some critics say Dan Brown took advantage of the social and political turmoil after 9/11 and sold his books when the American public needed for everything to make sense. As one critic puts it, “When bad things happen, Brown reassures us, it is probably because of the machinations of a 1,000-year-old secret society which is quietly running the world, though often in conflict with another hidden organisation.” However, what I want to argue against isn’t about Brown’s lack of literary common sense but how he has managed to seduce the American public into pushing the book to become the second-most popular in modern literature by taking advantage of human nature.

A Backwards Relationship: Parasitic Parents

par·a·site     

/ˈperəˌsīt/
 
noun
1. an organism that lives in or on another organism (its host) and benefits by deriving nutrients at the host’s expense
2. a person who habitually relies on or exploits others and gives nothing in return

There are many family dynamics and each family is unique. There are no perfect families and no way to make any family perfect. However, though all families will have some problems, there are some that harbor toxic, nigh-unshakable parasites — the ones with the most power in the family: the parents.

Blurb #5

Everyone is simultaneously blind, deaf, unable to touch or taste or smell. All that everything everyone is is just a brain. A fragile organ in a bone cage, trying to make sense of the world around it through a body that operates through the rules set not by logic or design but by the chance of nature.