For some it's a cause for celebration. Dan Brown, best-selling author of the runaway hit "The Da Vinci Code" announced Thursday the release of a new book about Dante called "Inferno" this May.
But not everyone is impressed.
Mission Viejo's Maggie Shipstead, who spoke to readers at city hall last year about her new Oprah-approved novel "Seating Arrangements," retweeted the following:
"One of the very worst writers of any generation, Dan Brown, is going to start killing millions more trees in May."
- Read Patch's interview with Shipstead here.
When asked her thoughts on Brown, Shipstead gave the popular author some credit.
She described him as a "good storyteller who hits cultural nerves." But on the question of his writing style, she wrote, "I think his style is . . . kind of . . . terrible."