I have to admit that I'm not a big fan. I got to the last 20 pages of Angels and Demons and just stopped reading. Didn't care.
With the DaVinci Code, I finished it, but I didn't like or get the ending.
Loved the movies though.
I don't like Dan Brown's books. They have a lot of true facts mixed with a lot of crap.
i didn't like either book or the first movie and didn't bother seeing the second one. i won't even bother paying a buck for it at Red Box...
I'll definately read it. I enjoyed the others although I wasn't hot on the Da Vinci movie. I'll probably wait for the Angels and Demons movie to hit HBO. Didn't like it as well anyway. it was too superheroish.
Even though I wasn't a huge fan of his books. I admit that I did go off and read a lot more about the Templars and the Lost Gospels of Thomas and Mary. And all of the history and lore he wrote about. It definitely dominated my book groups and party discussions.
That said I'll probably have the book read next week.
I'll probably pick one up at work in a few months. We lease books to libraries and after they have used them they get returned to us and staff can buy them for $1. That's how I got the DaVinci Code.
Davinci Code was a nice little mystery story, but I didn't like it all that much.
Not really. I did like DaVinci Code, and then read his two other books, both are much weaker. So I guess I might read it, but considering I did not read a single book for the last couple of years, I would need something more than Dan Brown to motivate me.
I have read all of his books and liked them a lot, I was actually surprised that I liked the DaVinci Code, so I will definitely read this one.
I think Dan Brown was really good about explaining history in a very accessible way. There were people who really thought the bible came out of thin air before they read the Da Vinci Code. I actually read the Catechism of the Catholic Church after I read the book. So I could give them equal time.
LOL Getting major history lesson from Dan Browns book is quite pitiful. Poor guys
PS Nothing wrong about his books, they are just not history books, period
The book certainly did get me looking at The Last Supper a lot more closely
It was written in a way that opened a lot of people's minds and got them reading real history books. And that was a good thing. I don't think I've ever seen a novel lead to so many people reading history books.
Have you ever read Steven Berry. He wrote a book called the Third Secret about the third statement that the Virgin Mary is said to have given the farm children at Fatima. It was kept a secret by the Vatican until a few years ago. I thought it was a much more interesting book. Bascially have you ever wondered why the Virgin Mary keeps showing up in farm fields talking to illiterate farm children instead of showing up at the Vatican and talking to the pope.
I agree. We are discussing a genre of books in a calm and interesting literary manner.
I read the DeVinci Code and saw the movie. I think the book left more to the imagination then the movie did. I though the ending was clever ie: the holy grail is not a cup but MM bones or was it burial. Plus I liked the take on Jesus actually consummating with Mary and having children.
As for Angels and Demons. I didn't read the book but I did watch the movie and I though it wasn't that great. I thought they way they tried to tie in anti-matter (science) with Catholicism was pretty weak.
And it also didn't do much for the Catholic Church as the priest was the culprit in the disaster that nearly ensued but played himself the hero.
I heard there was going to be another movie but I don't know if I would watch it or not unless it is completely unrealistic and has vampires and demons in it. lol
Cape Cod and New England have their own Knight's Templar conspiracy. There is a belief that long before the Pilgrims came to America - a Knight's Templar came from Scotland and may have buried treasure here. An author has been going around New England and analyzing various ancient ruins and has established this theory. We have one of the runes that led to this conclusion in an Indian trading post here.
London Girl has a great hub on the Knights Templar's headquarters in London. http://hubpages.com/hub/The-Knights-Tem … ters-today
Brown's books are a fun read. The only thing that kinda gets me is that all of them are at a frantic pace. Each plot usually takes place over one or two nights and the main characters never get any sleep. I'm always tired at the end.
When's the new one due out?
read Da Vinci Code, the illustrated version, and loved it.
I had just visited Paris and had seen the inverted pyramid in the Louvre and the museum itself is amazing~~ I like the fast pace, it gives it some ummph~~~~ and you can't wait to see what happens.
didn't read angels and demons, but want to get his next book~~
Tuesday is the day.
Yeah, I'm looking forward to the new Dan Brown book. I have it pre-ordered from a book club. I think Sept. 15 ( not too far away) is the date they gave me.
I like his writing. I liked both "The DaVinci Code" and "Angels and Demons". He does the settings really well, and the characters. The story really moves along, too, and that always helps. I don't take his word for the history part, after all, he's writing fiction, and the disclaimers in the front of the book make that pretty clear. He gives enough references to accessible source material, so, if you're really interested, you can find out what the real deal is.
Like any fiction writer, he uses certain facts to lend versimilitude and bends other facts to suit the story.
I am waiting to hear reviews of this book before I buy it. I liked all his books, in my opinion Digital Fortress and Decption point were way better than the Da Vinci Code and Angels & Demons. I watched the Da Vinci Code movie but I didn't like it. Is it only me that imagined Robert Langdon different than Tom Hanks with long hair and a huge forehead??? Didn't care to watch Angels & Demons, I'll watch it if someone else has it.
I am anxious to know what Robert Langdon gets into and with wit, slight humor comes out triumphant!!
As always when something you write about strikes a sensitive nerve it will always get people's attention (i.e. Religion, conspiracy)
Wow, so surprised anybody like those movies! I thought they were truly awful.
That being said I enjoyed all of Dan Browns books although outside of my normal fare, and would gladly read the next one he has to offer.
I like the frantic pace and exposure to science topics I wouldnt normally pursue, I usually finish his books in a couple of hours but spend a while researching the subject matter later.
The movies didn't do the books justice I think. Much preferred the books, and will definitely buy the next one!
I've read and own all of Dan Browns books in paper and audio form. I thought they were great reads especially 'Deception Point' which I'm re-reading (audio) at the moment. I will buy the next book when I head to Chapters for my monthly book shopping spree and look forward to reading it.
by RonPare 11 years ago
What do you think about the book, The Da Vinci codeI just read it and am blown away by the conspiracy. Could it be ?
by Mark Knowles 14 years ago
So - my favorite church - the Catholic one - is apparently up in arms about the new Dan Brown film "Angels and Demons"http://www.telegraph.co.uk/culture/film … emons.htmlTo me - the most entertaining thing is they state that the story line is "outlandish" As opposed to...
by rich_hayles 11 years ago
Which of the Dan Brown novels is your favorite?I am just about to read The Lost Symbol and wanted to know which of his novels you enjoyed the most. Mine is Angels & Demons, thought it was much better than the Da Vinci Code.
by marinealways24 13 years ago
I found Dan Brown's Comments on his religious beliefs in an interview he did. I must say, it is pretty damn funny. He asked a minster a simple question from his individual mind and got a common response. Enjoy. "Are you religious?" "I was raised Episcopalian, and I was very...
by ptosis 19 months ago
Let's share good books.I recommend "Fall of Giants" (pre-WW1 drama history) 1k+ pages"Pillars of the Earth" (medieval drama history) 1k+ pages"Dreyfus Affair" (France SNAFU history) 500+ pagescurrently reading"SpyMaster" (autobio from Olec Kalugin) 450+...
by Faith Reaper 7 years ago
Have you ever read a book that had you looking over your shoulder?A long time ago I read a book by Peter Straub, "Ghost Story" and it was so terrifyingly eerie, I had to sit with my back to a wall as I was so creeped out while reading it. It made the hair on the back of my neck stand up...
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