Thursday, May 18, 2006

"It's only fiction!"

Dale Price nails the reason why Catholics are upset at Dan Brown's fictional (yes, we know it's fiction) attack on our Mother — Holy Mother Church — in a clever satire.

From Dale's "submission letter to Random House:"

Yes, though fictional, it is based on aspects of the life of your hottest author, Mr. Dan Brown. Consequently, that will prove to be a useful hook to piggyback sales and simplify the promotional campaign.

The essential thesis of my fictional work is this: It was Mr. Brown's mother, Constance, who starred in the controversial film Deep Throat, not Linda Lovelace.

Ironically enough, a commenter, angered by the "attack" on Mrs. Brown, perhaps inadvertently put his finger on what, indeed, the fuss is all about.