Q. When Is a Bachelor NOT a Bachelor?
Beginning on page 29 of its Feb. 22, 2005 Memorandum of Law, Random states: "Unlike the married Ridgeway, Langdon has a "life-long affinity for bachelorhood and the simple freedoms it allowed."
BUT RANDOM HOUSE PERVERTS THE ENTIRE MEANING BY TAKING THAT OUT OF CONTEXT!
The quote as it appears in context from DV Code reads:
"Langdon had never harbored delusions that a woman like Vittoria Vetra could have been happy living with him on a college campus, but their encounter in Rome had unlocked in him a longing he never imagined he could feel. His lifelong affinity for bachelorhood and the simple freedoms it allowed had been shaken somehow. . . replaced by an unexpected emptiness that seemed to have grown over the past year."
In FACT, Langdon is in the IDENTICAL -- not similar, identical -- state of mind as heroes Curtis Davis (DV Legacy) and Seth Ridgeway (Daughter of God).
In fact, Davis and Ridgeway -- like Langdon -- have lost their true love about a year before we see them.
Despite the Random House distortion of this issue, all three men are identical in most ways, including their emotional state when the book begins and their motivations.
Just look for yourself at my original legal filing (starting on page 40) or this section (starting on page 3) from John Olsson's report.
Those show men that are triplets right down to their psychological quirks.
Random House's every attempt at creating some distance between Langdon and the Heroes in DV Legacy and DoG fail in precisely the same ways: distortions, out-of-context quotes and omissions.
If you're going to argue differences, try "the truth, the WHOLE truth and nothing but the truth."