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Angels & Demons - Dan Brown
Angels & Demons
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It takes guts to write a novel that combines an ancient secret brotherhood, the Swiss Conseil Européen pour la Recherche Nucléaire, a papal conclave, mysterious ambigrams, a plot against the Vatican, a mad scientist in a wheelchair, particles of antimatter, jets that can travel 15,000 miles per... show more
It takes guts to write a novel that combines an ancient secret brotherhood, the Swiss Conseil Européen pour la Recherche Nucléaire, a papal conclave, mysterious ambigrams, a plot against the Vatican, a mad scientist in a wheelchair, particles of antimatter, jets that can travel 15,000 miles per hour, crafty assassins, a beautiful Italian physicist, and a Harvard professor of religious iconology. It takes talent to make that novel anything but ridiculous. Kudos to Dan Brown (Digital Fortress) for achieving the nearly impossible. Angels & Demons is a no-holds-barred, pull-out-all-the-stops, breathless tangle of a thriller--think Katherine Neville's The Eight (but cleverer) or Umberto Eco's Foucault's Pendulum (but more accessible). Harvard symbologist Robert Langdon is shocked to find proof that the legendary secret society, the Illuminati--dedicated since the time of Galileo to promoting the interests of science and condemning the blind faith of Catholicism--is alive, well, and murderously active. Brilliant physicist Leonardo Vetra has been murdered, his eyes plucked out, and the society's ancient symbol branded upon his chest. His final discovery, antimatter, the most powerful and dangerous energy source known to man, has disappeared--only to be hidden somewhere beneath Vatican City on the eve of the election of a new pope. Langdon and Vittoria, Vetra's daughter and colleague, embark on a frantic hunt through the streets, churches, and catacombs of Rome, following a 400-year-old trail to the lair of the Illuminati, to prevent the incineration of civilization. Brown seems as much juggler as author--there are lots and lots of balls in the air in this novel, yet Brown manages to hurl the reader headlong into an almost surreal suspension of disbelief. While the reader might wish for a little more sardonic humor from Langdon, and a little less bombastic philosophizing on the eternal conflict between religion and science, these are less fatal flaws than niggling annoyances--readers should have no trouble skimming past them and immersing themselves in a heck of a good read. "Brain candy" it may be, but my! It's tasty. --Kelly Flynn
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Format: paperback
ISBN: 9780552161268 (0552161268)
Publisher: Corgi
Pages no: 620
Edition language: English
Series: Robert Langdon (#1)
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Wśród marzeń
Wśród marzeń rated it
4.0
Drugą książka Dana Browna, którą miałam okazję przeczytać były "Anioły i demony", które podobały mi się o wiele bardziej niż "Kod Leonarda da Vinci". Zresztą tak samo było z filmem. Tak naprawdę jest to pierwszy tom, w którym poznajemy Roberta Langona. W tej części historyk sztuki zostaje pilnie w...
a Girl Who Reads
a Girl Who Reads rated it
5.0 Angels & Demons
I LOVED IT , the best thriller book I have ever read. Thrilling and captivating till the end. ~ "Faith is universal. Our specific methos for understanding it are arbitrary. Some of us pray to Jesus, some of us go to Mecca, some of us study subatomic particles. In the end we are all just searchi...
Fangirl Moments and My Two Cents
Fangirl Moments and My Two Cents rated it
3.0 Angels & Demons
3.5 starsThis book has action and mystery, things that I love, but some for some reason it wasn’t great at holding my interest. I think I may have expected too much from the storyline. One thing that I loved was the father by use of science bit at the end. That was a shocker for me.
Kiran
Kiran rated it
I loved this book, it was so good and exciting, the movie is an absolute disappointment against the book, entire scenes missing. The movie is truly no substitute, loved this book from start to finish and read it in 2 days amazing book.
bestwineforlast
bestwineforlast rated it
5.0 Angels & Demons
Makes you wonder. Hard to put down.
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