Anybody who takes the time to stay up to date with popular literature will have heard of the author Dan Brown, but not everyone is aware of who he is and what he does. As the famous author of the thriller series that included The Da Vinci Code, Brown has produced masterpieces that stand on the shelves of novel lovers everywhere.
As well as authoring several popular books, Brown is well known for promoting an alternative approach to Christianity. Religion is a theme that is featured throughout the books he writes, sometimes in a way that has drawn in criticism from theologians. Despite this, Brown has declared in several interviews that his life is one big spiritual journey that he feels will never end.
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Brown graduated from Phillips Exeter in 1982, at which point he went on to continue his education at Amherst College. Brown's time there saw him became a successful college squash player, as well as a member of the Psi Upsilon fraternity. It was not until Brown chose to spend a year of his education in Seville, Spain, that he began focusing on the works of Leonardo da Vinci, an interest that led to the main themes in his books. Brown later returned to Amherst College to complete his education, eventually graduating in 1986 with a degree in English and Spanish.
After obtaining his degree, Brown had a brief stint as an unsuccessful singer and song writer. He attempted to establish himself in Los Angeles, producing and releasing several children's albums. Although he had considerable talent as a song writer, he could not stand up against the other talents in LA, but this was to lead to his future literary success. It was there that he met his wife Blythe, who would later be the person who spurred him towards his achievements as an author…