Friday, May 24, 2013

Dan Brown Reply to MMDA Letter regarding Manila “gates of hell”

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MMDA Chairman Francis Tolentino letter to Dan Brown
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Dan Brown's reply

Francis Tolentino chairman of the Metro Manila Development Authority (MMDA) wrote a letter to American best-selling novelist Dan Brown to express his disgust on the depiction of Manila as a "gate of hell" in Dan Brown new novel "Inferno."

“While we are aware that yours is a work of fiction, we are greatly disappointed by your inaccurate portrayal of our beloved metropolis,” Tolentino said. “We are displeased of how you have used Manila as a venue and source of character’s breakdown and trauma, much more her disillusionment in humanity,”

In the novel, one of the character Sienna Brooks went to Manila for a humanitarian mission. She was shocked by the scale of poverty in Manila.

There is also a reply of Dan Brown to the letter MMDA Tolentino that is going around social media sites but personally I think it is fake but really funny. In the letter Brown reiterate the Inferno's copyright page:

"This book is a work of fiction. the names, characters, places and incidents are products of the authors imagination or are used ficitiously. Any resemblance to actual events or locales or persons, living or dead, is entirely coincidental"

"Mahirap bang intindihin yon?"

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