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Deception Point
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on 5 August 2014
Own book wanted it on kindle.
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on 2 January 2007
Dan Brown seems to have this template when writing his novels;

A couple of protagonists; one beautiful and intelligent girl, the other a learned professor or intellectual

A grey character as intelligent as the intellectual. Usually, he is mistaken as the secondary character but then turns out to be the baddy.

Lots of 'dishum dishum' action packed near death defying moments.

A lot of sexual tension between the protagonists but no real 'kissy

kissy.'

A 'two fingered' salute to either the Catholic Church or American institutions

Lots of non stop action

Deception Point in my opinion is the most exciting of Dan Brown's 4 novels, difficult to put down and if you haven't read the other 3 novels (I get the impression that Deception Point is a a popular '4th Dan Brown novel' read after Da Vinci, Angels and Digital Fortress'

It has a parallel to Erich Von Daniken's 'Chariots of the Gods' which was eventually exposed as a fraud.
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on 13 May 2010
This is the third book by Dan Brown that I have read (the other two being "The Da Vinci Code" and "Angels & Demons") and I think by now it's safe to say that I don't like him as an author.

This book, like the others, reads too much like a Hollywood script for me (in fact I can totally see this being made into a movie). It's not necessarily a bad thing I guess, just not to my personal taste. Also, if you've read other books by him you'll know what to expect: a male and a female protagonist, a mystery, lots of conspiracy theories, dangerous situations to survive miraculously from, and a twist at the end. This time though, we are not dealing with religious sects but with the NASA, the CIA and the government.

Like I said, this formula isn't necessarily a bad thing, and I'm guessing Dan Brown fans will like this book. But I must admit I found it a little boring and predictable, so I can't recommend it.
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on 4 August 2014
Great item, fast delivery
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on 7 November 2014
will use this site again
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1 of 2 people found the following review helpful
on 23 September 2010
I thought this was an excellent read. a good page turner that kept me gripped until the end
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on 21 July 2008
"Deception Point" is Brown's third novel, written between his two (so far) Robert Langdon books (Angels and Demons and The Da Vinci Code). Like all of his books, it's a quick read despite being over 500 pages.

The heroine is Rachel Sexton, daughter of a senator/presidential candidate. She's recruited by the president to help examine a meteorite found by NASA, which seems to contain proof of extraterrestrial life. Brown successfully mixes political intrigue, action and science into a page turning thriller. Brown is a teacher and he has the rare ability to educate and share information with his readers without slowing down the pace of his novels. If you can suspend your disbelief for some of the more fantastic sequences, "Deception Point" is a good pageturner.
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5 of 9 people found the following review helpful
I was quite enjoying this book until the last third. Dan Brown writes in a patronising manner, assuming his readers are thick. Characters speak to each other as if they are reading aloud technical mannuals - just so that you don't miss anything. The twists are so obvious it's untrue and the ending is typically Hollywood with a ridiculously nauseating ending. It's a shame because up to a point the book had me fairly hooked, but he sticks to a formula instead of surprising the reader. For people who don't read much..
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on 28 September 2004
There aren't as many riddles here as in Brown's Da Vinci Code. Actually, the concept is remarkably different: it's Dan Brown, mixed with a large dose of Allistair Maclean (remember Ice Station Zebra?), some Carl Sagan (Contact) and a lot of X-Files stuff. Lots of action in the Arctic in story line one, and a fascinating story line two of political intrigue in Washington DC.
Face it: Nasa's overspending American tax payers' money and its recent disasters/failures is actually far more relevant and topical than what was revealed in The Da Vinci Code. Dan Brown's detailed writing is very convincing and you won't be able to put this book down until the truth about this mysterious found is revealed.
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