The UK’s Telegraph newspaper heaps some derision on Dan Brown in their article The Lost Symbol and The Da Vinci Code author Dan Brown: 50 factual errors. For example: “Brown claims the Washington Monument is the highest point in the city. This is false: the tower of the National Cathedral is the highest point. The Monument is the tallest building–555 feet–but the Cathedral, which is just over 300 feet tall, is built on Mount St Albans, a 400 foot tall hill.”

Ah, but a more charitable reading suggests that Brown is actually improving his accuracy. The fifty errors are drawn from Angels and Demons, The Da Vinci Code, and The Lost Symbol, and there are comparatively fewer mistakes for Brown’s latest novel.

All fifty “errors” are here.–David E