This is a bit of a difficult review to write. Having read all of Dan Brown's previous novels and having enjoyed them enormously, I have to say I am a fan. However, this novel fell short of my expectations.
Once again, Dan Brown must be commended for his extensive research shown through the wealth of knowledge portrayed throughout this novel. It was well written and fast paced (something we have all come to expect from the novelist) but the overall structure of the plot resembled his other books - meaning although this is set in a different country and focuses on a different religious group, the types of problems faced and in particular the types of characters in the book are all too familiar.
I would say it is worth reading this book as I DID enjoy it... but don't open it with the expectation of something different as you will be dissappointed.