I picked on Dan Brown yesterday, so to create some balance I'm linking to this article which defends his writing in the style of his writing (hint: actually, I'm just picking on him twice in a row, but three lefts make a right, so I'll need to find one more article for next week perhaps).
The critics said his writing was clumsy, ungrammatical, repetitive and repetitive. They said it was full of unnecessary tautology. They said his prose was swamped in a sea of mixed metaphors. For some reason they found something funny in sentences such as “His eyes went white, like a shark about to attack.” They even say my books are packed with banal and superfluous description, thought the 5ft 9in man. He particularly hated it when they said his imagery was nonsensical. It made his insect eyes flash like a rocket.