I’ve not read anything written by Dan Brown, but that doesn’t mean I can’t enjoy this deft skewering of his writing style.
Or you can simply read it as a subtle article, with examples, of what not to do in your writing.
Renowned author Dan Brown smiled, the ends of his mouth curving upwards in a physical expression of pleasure. He felt much better. If your books brought innocent delight to millions of readers, what did it matter whether you knew the difference between a transitive and an intransitive verb?