Dan Brown's Depiction of Metro Manila Irks Official

The Metro Manila Development Authority on Thursday wrote a letter to American best-selling novelist Dan Brown complaining of his “inaccurate” depiction of Manila in his latest novel Inferno, reports GMA NewsMMDA Chairman Francis Tolentino's May 23 letter says, “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.” One character in the novel, Sienna Brooks, joins a humanitarian mission to Manila only to be shocked by its poverty and then raped by local ruffians.