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User Review  - benuathanasia - LibraryThing

Now that I've read the series through Inferno, I have to say - Angels and Demons is likely my favorite. Yes, it sets the stage for the same old formula we'll see in the rest of the series, but I think it exercises these tropes the best of the four books I've read so far. Read full review

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User Review  - Floratina - LibraryThing

READ IN DUTCH After reading The Da Vinci Code, which in my opinion wasn't such a great book and Digital Fortress (Which I liked), I decided to give Robert Langdon another chance with Angels & Demons ... Read full review

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User Review  - Sirsangel - LibraryThing

At times it seemed a bit fanciful, but mostly it was a good read. Liked it far better than Dan Brown's Davinci Code. I'll come back to edit review later for more. Read full review

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User Review  - Floratina - LibraryThing

READ IN DUTCH After reading The Da Vinci Code, which in my opinion wasn't such a great book and Digital Fortress (Which I liked), I decided to give Robert Langdon another chance with Angels & Demons ... Read full review

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User Review  - storeyonastory - LibraryThing

A great religious-mystery for Robert Langdon to solve; a race against the clock to solve riddles as Cardinals are being murdered. This is definitely my favorite Dan Brown novel. Read full review

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Angels and Demons is an action-packed novel about the adventure of Robert Langdon, an expert on religious iconology and symbology, at Harvard University. Through a series of unfortunate events, such as the death of a world-renowned scientist, Langdon ends up in Vatican City attempting to save the Catholic Church from a devastating new superweapon.
The plot is action-filled and very exciting. You are constantly kept on your toes, and there is often a change in whose perspective you are seeing the story through. The book is long, coming in at over 700 pages, but the book ends up being a very quick read due to it’s unpredictable and enticing nature. The author, Dan Brown, also paid amazing attention to historical detail. The book is based entirely on very real, and accurate, history; as well as science. The book is not, however, a history textbook. It is still a fictional story, which is what makes it so stimulating. The fictional aspects of the book aren’t even terribly far-fetched, with extreme scientific advances being the only part of the book that is not historically accurate. The book describes real events, real places, and real history.
The book does not start slow at all, you are immediately thrown into an unusual chain of events, with a professor from Harvard being sent disturbing fax images and being flown to a world-class college campus in Switzerland, all before breakfast. There is not a boring moment in the book, and that is it’s best quality. Parts of the book seem too dramatic, and don’t quite fit with the accurate and cold nature of the book. The ending, for example, was a bit dubious compared to the rest of the novel. The ending felt soaked in dramatic effect, while the rest of the book was simply glazed. If drama is your cup of tea though, I am sure the book is for you. I, personally, was a big fan of the first couple hundred pages, where I felt like I could share Langdon’s sense of wonder, curiosity, anxiety, and I could feel his excitement. I also very much liked the sections of the novel where the point of view changed and you learned more about characters like the assassin, or the camerlengo, or Vittoria. Those moments let you feel more attached to the characters, and more like you understood why they were how they were. However, I was not much a fan of the ending. The ending felt like an unwelcome change of pace in a book about action, adventure, anxiety, danger, murder, and all the nitty-gritty bits of Roman-Catholic history. But that is just one opinion. Angels and Demons is a good read for you if you enjoy fast-paced adventure, a bit of drama, just a spoonful of romance, and the history of the ancient Catholic Church.
 

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As the Da vinci code this book is a good novel that fuses facts with fiction creating an excellent mix. I was born an raised in Rome and I have to say that this was the best publicity to the city I have even seen. Thanks Dan

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Interesting fiction book, worth a read. A combination of facts and fiction which keeps you believing in what you are reading.
Writing is very gripping with a nice blend of science, art, and historical facts.

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User Review  - kenzen - LibraryThing

Absolute pulp, but absolutely enjoyable. Dan Brown's magnum opus. Read full review

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User Review  - BadCursive - LibraryThing

Twists and turns, science and religion. Fast paced read. Read full review


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