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  • Hardcover: 384 pages
  • Publisher: Bantam Press; New edition edition (1 Aug. 2005)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0593055063
  • ISBN-13: 978-0593055069
  • Product Dimensions: 16.4 x 3.3 x 24.1 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 3.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (591 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 53,881 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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"'Engaged me instantly...keeps up a cracking pace as the mystery deepens and disaster follows disaster' The Times; 'Fast paced with plenty pf twists and turns...the reader remains gripped, trying to guess where its going next...one of the best thrillers on the bookstands. Don't miss it' Sunday Express; 'Pure genius...Dan Brown has to be one of the best, smartest, and most accomplished writers in the country' Nelson Demille; 'Wow...Blockbuster perfection. An exhilaratingly brainy thriller' The New York Times; 'A new master of smart thrills...A pulse-quickening, brain-teasing adventure' People Magazine"

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The bestselling thriller writer of all time - if you haven't read a Dan Brown, where have you been? --This text refers to the Paperback edition.

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By Scottish D VINE VOICE on 9 Aug. 2004
Format: Paperback
I bought this, Dan Brown's first novel, on the strength of reading The Da Vinci Code. It's not as strong or as indepth as The Da Vinci Code but nevertheless I found it an excellent read.
It centres around code breaking and computing - there is no art history or religion in sight this time. Originally published in 1998 the computing and technology side of the book will no doubt date with time but six years on it is not too dated although I am sure experts will no doubt pick holes in some of it.
The book centres around a couple searching for a key for a newly developed code. The woman, and main character, is in her place of work, a highly secure NSA building dedicated to code breaking. Her partner is in Europe tracking down a second copy of the key which is held inside a ring.
The book is fast paced and I read it within 24 hours. I found it thoroughly ejoyable and although some of the story was a bit predictable there were enough twists to it to make it page turner.
It's not as good as The Da Vinci code but it brought to me a similar excitement when reading it. A great debut 9/10.
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Having read 'The Da Vinci Code' and 'Deception Point', both of which I thoroughly enjoyed, It is difficult to believe this is Dan Brown and not a 'Bay Watch' script writer trying to make a few quid on the side.
Unlike the rest of his books, the plot here is paper thin (close to none existent) and the pace is incredibly slow (up until the last couple of chapters). What really kills it is the obviously poor research into IT, Computers, Viruses and Encryption - I cringed the whole way through the book.
If you like Dan Brown because you've read his other books, do yourself a favour and avoid reading this one as it will only spoil your opinion of the author.
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When Dan Brown wrote the Da Vinci code he had had three previous books as 'practice'. This is his first book and it shows. The plot is reasonable, but nothing like as compelling or page turning as say Angels and Demons. The characters are skeletal versions of characters in subsequent books and I read through it with a nagging feeling that all the jargon and constant reminders of just how brilliant the main characters are was merely covering a lack of substance and real interesting ideas. There are the charactaristic Dan Brown twists but little else.
About twenty pages before the end I began to wonder "is this it or is he saving the best for the final few pages. It was, and he wasn't.
Disappointing.
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I saw the book in the airport and thought it would make a good holiday read. I was very disappointed.
So predictable and obviously written by somebody who knows nothing about computers. I admit I am in IT but. People do not crawl under computer consoles with soldering irons (30 years ago may be). Since when did you spend a billion dollars on a computer and if it was working hard, it over heated, took all the power from the building, turned the lights off and stopped the doors working. I would fire the designer and the hundreds of people it would have taken to design it. Has nobody heard of Health and Safety in the USA. It was careless plot devices like this which turned it from an average thriller to pathetic.
I cetainly do not feel the need to read any other of his books.
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By A Customer on 29 July 2004
Format: Paperback
Well, had high hopes for this one having read the Da Vince code, but this turned out to be a complete load of rubbish. The technical details are appaling - my 2 year old son would probably do better at writing something about Internet security - and the plot was so thin it was a complete joke. It could have been good because there were some good ideas there that could have worked, but why the publisher allowed trees to die for this is beyond me!
Avoid at all costs!
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This is the 1st book from Dan Brown (Deception Point, Angels and Demons, and the Da Vinci Code) and easily his worst, at least in terms of style. The first page of all his books proclaims how he taught English and a creative writing course - well, if I'd been a student I would have demanded a new lecturer if this was the rubbish that I produced. The style is reminiscent of what a talented 12-year-old produces (albeit a few hundred pages longer).
Style aside, it's a fun book to read, although the constant references to technology now make the book seem terribly dated (it was written in 96). It's also quite clear that Dan Brown has (or at least had) no idea of how the Internet really works. But these are moot points. Like the books that were to come later, this is very engaging, and written in a way that is reminiscent of watching a film - all of his books are screaming out to be made into films.
Despite the style, I can easily recommend this book, and if you don't get put off by the outdated technology, you'll surely love it.
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Most people will be reading this book because they read The Da Vinci code, liked it, and thought they would try the other Dan Brown novels - that's what I did. Of all 4 books he's written I have to admit that this is not as good as the other 3 (my favorite being Deception Point), however that doesn't make it a bad book. I think it suffers because the Da Vinci Code has been so successful that everyone expects this to be on the same level. It's still good though and despite what a number of other reviewers have said, I'm glad I read it.
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