Again I am laughing at reaction to The DaVinci Code. Caught a documentary about decoding the book and all these scholars are lined up to disprove statements in it.
So let me get this straight. James Frey was nailed to the cross for calling his memoir fact instead of fiction when he took liberty with some events. Dan Brown is getting persecuted for weaving a compelling story around some real events and copping to the fact that he took liberties by calling it fiction.
Here’s a fact. One of the joys of writing fiction is that you can blur the line between fantasy and reality. That’s the fun of it. You create a world within a work that will fill readers with wonder and curiosity about what’s on the next page.