If fiction disguised as fact, wild accusatory themes, poor narrative, ridiculous plot devices and two dimensional characters float your boat then this is the book for you! This 560 page travesty is the worst thing to happen to the written word since text messaging. Like Lady Gaga, pokemon and smart=phones, the moronic masses have lauded this joke of a novel with acclaim. I you're reading this and enjoy the movies of keanu reeves then this book will undoubtedly kill off the rest of your brain cells... enjoy!
Really enjoyed this.
Its a good book despite what monkeydave says below. Personally, i think anyone with half a brain knows that a lot of the assumptions made by dan brown are quantum leaps from the historical facts.
It is only fair however to point out that there are a lot of facts in this book that are actually correct. If like me you don't take everything you read at face value and try to understand issues from a variety of sources (not just a fictional novel) then just take this book for what it is which, lets face it, is an engrossing read.
A fantastic novel from Dan Brown which is completely gripping throughout. Dan Brown has such a fluent way with words although he is describing history or events that are fairly complex and would in any other book possibly be quite daunting. This is one of my favourite books, and from all of them that I have read, I must say Dan Brown's research is absolutely thorough and he does not let himself down in any of his books. Brilliant author, brilliant book. +-
Dan Brown's most popular work, but in my opinion not his best, the plot is well developed but you can see where events are coming from if you have read some decent crime fiction before, the characters are a bit plain but suffice for the story, and the church becomes a suitable foe after the events of the first book (Angels and Demons) when Robert Langdon helped save them, a couple of good twists in the middle/latter part and a fair ending rounds this novel off nicely but there just isn't enough drama for me to get too excited about this novel, something Angels and Demons had, Good but better is out there.
the only reason this got 4 stars is because anegls and demons was much better, but they both seem very consistant and flow naturally or as stand alones, as for the religious debate and stupor that surrounded this books and its (inferior) film adaptation were blown out of proportion, i dont know a single christian who lost his faith after reading this book, i strongly recomend this read, but only after reading robert langdons previous adventures in angels and demons (also with play and trade its as cheap as 1.20, cant go wrong)