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paiktis22
31-10-2004, 16:36:16
Has anyone read this book because it is a best seller and I also saw it on the cover of a magazine about "paranormal phenoma" (= bored housewives) and in a TV show about sects they blamed it. (for dragging naive innocent souls (TM) to sects apparently). It must be soap operatly intoxicating?

Angelhorns
31-10-2004, 17:26:15
I havent but a lot of people in my book group have and they all said its not an intellectual novel, but its a page turner and it keeps you hooked with loads of conspiracy/code theory info. Sadly a lot of people think its true and websites and all sorts have sprung up about it

jsorense
31-10-2004, 17:53:44
It is a great ride. Go ahead, treat yourself.:bounce:

fp
31-10-2004, 18:55:32
I agree with Angelhorns.

It's the kind of book that stupid people think is really clever. What it is, though, is very compelling and keeps you hooked. Dan Brown is very much in the John Grisham mold of writing a load of books that are essentially the same, but that doesn't mean they're bad books.

I definitely recommend you read it, because I loved it. Just don't take it seriously.

fp
31-10-2004, 18:57:00
I've decided not to correct my mis-spelling of "mould", btw.:D

fp
31-10-2004, 18:57:38
If you didn't live in Greece, paiktis, I'd lend you my copy to save you buying it. But you do so I won't.

DaShi
01-11-2004, 06:39:46
What about Cryptonomicon?

Angelhorns
01-11-2004, 08:18:50
you can probably get it second hand on amazon for 1p, all the popular books go for a penny because there's so many floating about

Funkodrom
01-11-2004, 10:45:24
It's a great thriller - not a high brow work of literature - a great thriller.

It made me at least research some of the stuff that they were talking about in the book too, which was actually very interesting. - Note that Dan Brown says in the book that he made a lot of stuff up, and stresses that it's a work of fiction, so you'd have to be pretty dumb or not read the author's note to think it was all true.

DaShi
01-11-2004, 14:09:35
Ah, it's a different book. But then why do they always seem to get the same reviews?

TCO
07-03-2006, 01:27:42
Bought it and tossed it in second chapter. I do that with a lot of books though. But it was like a Chricton or something. Sort of smart but stupid at it.

And I'm not a snob. Like Dick Francis and Gresham.

MoSe
07-03-2006, 11:22:45
Last summer I ended up to read his 4 books in english.

Da Vinci Code and Angels & Demons
mixed feelings
surely very interesting, although pretty standard writing and structure
amazing the Illuminati related artwork

Deception Point
I foud that much more compelling, as a pageturner maybe the best of the four

Digital Fortress
utter total ridiculous shit

paiktis22
07-03-2006, 16:01:43
oh yes. bought it read it sold it.
good read, hamburger style as i say.