May 8, 2006

Thrilled !

What a week it was ! My blog suffered due to angels and daemons. Now don't have any vague imaginations. I'm talking about Dan Brown's Angels and Daemons. I borrowed it from the library and thoroughly enjoyed reading it. What a thriller ! I was reading a few pages every weekday evening and completed it over the weekend.

I had read the Davinci Code by the same author a year ago and was very impressed. When I had enrolled myself as a member of a library nearby, the first book I enquired about was Angels and Daemons. After 4 weeks, I got a chance to borrow it. I'm not going to write any spoilers here. The gist of the story is about the conflicts between science and religion, narrated at a lightning pace with lots of twists and turns. Beware if you are reading alone sitting on your bed in the night. You might get scared like me. During those scary times, I used to put down the book and take a short walk to the kitchen and come back, just to make sure that I'm in Bangalore and not in Sistine Chapel in Vatican.

As far as the characters go, the hero Robert Langdon is an amazing guy, he comes up with those quick thoughts to unravel the mysteries. The way he solves the puzzle one by one leading upto the path was awesome. The ending was totally unexpected. I never thought that Mr.X (no spoilers !!!) would be the one who is behind the master plan. The most admiring thing about the writer is the way he interludes reality with fiction. Sometimes it makes you wonder as though the story narrated is completely real.

I highly recommend this book to people who like thrillers.

5 comments:

Vidya said...

I have also read the book.. Thought the name was Angels and Demons. (Working for a s/w co, it often leads us to think the s/w way.. Doesn't it? :) )

Yes, the book was good. Maybe you should also try 'The Deception Point' of Dan Brown. It was also a good read though no Robert Langdon.

-Vidya

Anu said...

Thanks Vidya for pointing that out. Software jargon is dominating everywhere :-)

I'll try to get a copy of Deception point.Have you read Digital Fortress?

Vidya said...

No. One of my friends warned me against reading it. Am slightly scared.. Have you read it?

Vijay Gandhi said...

i have heard Digital Fortress is good...

but yet to read any of his books...but isnt he an hyped up author? just what i think...

The Smiling Girl said...

Well, I read all 4 of Dan Brown\'s novels.. and I should say that Da Vinci Code is the best.

Angels & Demons surely starts on a thrilling note, and the facts provided are really interesting and intriguing, but dont you think the way they ended the novel is a bit tooooo story-book-type? :).. Well, let me put my comments to myself..

And dont read Digital Fortress if you want to continue liking Dan Brown\'s novels. Same is the case with Deception Point, though it is a bit better than DF.

And in case you are planning to read DP, just give some break after ur A&D, coz reading his books back to back is a pain, u can predict the plot and even the villian also... thats how he writes...:)

Well.. now did I spoil your enthu to read his novels?:) Sorry if thts the case...:).. I didnt want to encroach into your space, you see... neither did I want to spoil the interest of a good-book-reader...:)

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