Possibly a low pick.
I think I read The DaVinci Code in middle school, and though even then I didn't seriously entertain the fictional, I am surprised at how much I needed to suspend disbelief reading this. That said, it was sufficiently entertaining and exciting.
😂 I don‘t think that was intentional... but it‘s funny
Ch6 of 137. Finding it a bit ... heavy handed.
“‘Definitely not gypsies,‘ he decided in his semiconscious delirium. ‘Aliens perhaps?‘ Yes, he had heard about things like this. Fortunately, the beings would not harm him. All they wanted were his—“ Pg 431
I've been rereading books in my collection to keep or give away. I really am at the point where I've read everything fiction in my house!
Finished Deception Point and Digital Fortress (DF is still the best of Dan Brown, I think) so now it's on to Robert Langdon.
Happy Purim! #hamantashen #purim #holiday
I had high hopes for the story but it fell short of it. Mostly because the many twists were clear see-throughs, many questions were unanswered or rather had really vague explanations and in some cases none at all. The vagueness of breakins and killings is too uncanny for the level of depth percieved. It is surely intriguing and gripping but it is too shallow at points. I don't think i would follow up with series.
" Since the beginning of time, spirituality and religion have been called to fill in the gaps science did not understand."
"We all benefit from a sense of contact with divinity.... even if it is only imagined."
" Nothing captures human interest more than human tragedy."
Time taken: 7hrs.
Every Dan Brown book is soooo dense.
I haven‘t read this in a long time, so it was great getting to read it again before getting to the newest book in the series. I remembered more of the movie than the book. The book is much different, with some characters being cut out of the movie entirely. I think I like the book version far better than the movie version. I liked the book the first time around, but I liked it even better this time around, somehow.
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I‘m dying. 🤣😂🤣 The Holy Thrown. 🤣😂🤣 If you guys thought I was twisted because of my love in Act V of Titus Andronicus, this is a whole new level. 🤣😂🤣 Either this is ridiculously funny, or quarantine has cracked me. 🤣😂🤣 The Holy Thrown. 🤣😂🤣
#DanBrown #RobertLangdonSeries #AngelsAndDemons
I read this 11 years ago. In 2009 I kept this in my bag to give me something to do to stay out of the way when my mother was arguing with my grandmother to shower at the nursing home. I remember it, but don‘t. I just watched the movie so I‘m having a go with it again, to refresh my memory on all the places Robert Langdon has been before starting Origin for the first time.
So I thought I would be tagging this as a reread but as it turns out the only thing I remembered was the controversy in the telling and the mystery in the religious symbols. 137 chapters, and not once did I finish a chapter and recall what would happen next. It‘s a particularly interesting read in these days regarding fearful efforts of religion to stifle science.
This book had some good qualities to it. I was very intrigued by all the historical aspects and different things about the Illuminati that was presented. Unfortunately, I was left slightly disappointed to read through the entire book and have picked out early who the villain was and what happens with the weapon. It was a let down because of the built expectations of the evil in the book, only to have the rug ripped out in a anticlimactic reveal.
Wow.. What a fantastic book I've read so far. Really an awesome read, pounding cliffhanger and i literally sense anxiety while i read some pages. I wished go go go run faster.. Yeah go go.. I was literally running jumping and doing stuff while i read. The monstrous places, beautiful artifacts, humongous plans and deceitful people all took this to a next level. Cat chase everywhere and i was totally carried out by those characters. CSK fans, go 4't
Our pre-quarantine stack of library books, picked up for my mom in February. My dad and I tend to pick out romance or cosy mystery books for her to try. Angels & Demons was a fair extra, since mom liked the movie. -- Our libraries currently have 8600+ books out 😯 with last-name alphabetical order plans on drop-box returns. H for me, will have these books back on the 16th. 🇨🇦
Angels & Demons movie: in comparison to the book, it stayed relatively spot on in relation to the book. My only disappointment is that the movie left out the father references (without giving away any spoilers). I felt like that was key to why individuals acted in the manner that they did in the book.
Angels and Demons will keep you on your toes from start to finish as Mr. Langdon tries to help save Vatican city from annihilation.
*I had to add a picture of the Swiss Guards that were described in the book.