AN Adelaide author is taking legal action against Dan Brown, author of worldwide bestseller The Da Vinci Code, and the book's publisher, claiming breach of copyright.
Enzo Fardone, who claims to be an expert on the history of the Holy Grail after more than 20 years of research, yesterday accused Brown and Transworld Publishers, a London-based division of Random House, of plagiarism.
In a letter to Mr Fardone from Transworld, dated June 15, 1998, the publishing company said of his manuscript: "We doubt we could make a commercial success of it."
It is strange for someone to claim that something false is really their falsehood. If the Code book was not such a big success, this would not be a story at all. How many books are published each year that have very little readership?
this is a message for Enzo Fardone with whom I am trying to correspond. A quote by Conan Doyle "there is no more deceptive than an obvious fact". Regarding Berenger Sauniere the fact remains "where did the money came from? " Been to Rennes 3 times. Living in Australia( very relevant) made me think that all theories are wrong. I would like to write a book in cooperation with a writer. This is why I like to get in touch with Enzo Fardone to introduce my theory.Regards, GERARD firstname.lastname@example.org
It is understandable how Mr. Fardone could be annoyed at Mr. Brown for plagiarizing Mr. Fardone's ideas, but formula fiction writing is quite the norm. It seems odd that these two would fight over whose bogus ideas were first. How might they handle it in court? "I lied first. No, I lied first."