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“The Da Vinci Code” author Dan Brown interested in China

He might set next Langdon thriller in China: Chinese media

Dan Brown at the Frankfurt Book Fair.

Dan Brown at the Frankfurt Book Fair. (AP photo)

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – “The Da Vinci Code” bestselling author Dan Brown wants to visit China and might choose the country as the backdrop for his next novel, reports in the Chinese media said Friday.

Brown sold millions of copies worldwide of a series of thrillers featuring symbology professor Robert Langdon, with three of the novels turned into movies starring Tom Hanks.

During a visit to the Frankfurt Book Fair in Germany Thursday to present his latest in the series, titled “Origin,” Brown reportedly said he was likely to visit China within the next two years.

He might even choose to set his next novel in China, he was reported as saying by the Chinese-language Shanghai website The Paper (澎湃).

Each of Brown’s main novels features Langdon solving a riddle based on culture and history in one particular country or city, while often coming into conflict with religious figures.

“The Da Vinci Code” was mainly set in France, with “Angels & Demons” taking Langdon through Rome and “Inferno,” the most recent book to be filmed, featuring Florence and Istanbul.

“Origin,” which was released worldwide earlier this month, takes the character of the Harvard professor to Spain, and has been criticized by some readers as a repeat of his previous plots set in a different country.