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Digital Fortress Hardcover – 1 Aug 2005

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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: 3.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (633 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 698,242 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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Being an avid fan of the Robert Langdon stories and unable to wait until September for the next one, I decided to buy the other two Dan Brown books. I was conscious that this one was Dan's debut and wondered if his addictive writing style would have been developed 18 years ago but decided to give it a go anyway. I need not have been concerned as this story gets straight into top gear and cascades the reader through a series of twists and turns in typical fashion. Naturally, any IT related story which is 18 years old is going to be a little dated in places but that does not distract from the attention to detail and unrivalled ability to deceive the reader into thinking an event has happened only to spin it in the next breath. I rarely describe a book as 'unputdownable' but Dan Brown has just delivered the 5th in a row. I now need to pace myself reading 'Deception Point' to make sure the gap between completing it and the release of 'Origin' isn't too great !!
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Having already read a few Dan Brown books, I knew what to expect and this book doesn't disappoint! Read the book on my kindle in about a week (which is good for me because I'm a slow reader). The story centres around two characters, one of which works in a government agency which intercepts virus' and emails and deciphers and breaks codes on a huge super-computer. Basically, a computer geek writes a coded program which cannot be deciphered or hacked, and this book follows the two main characters as they struggle to find the key to unlock the program. Normally, most people would say that the story idea seems a bit boring, but hey! this is Dan Brown and whilst he may not be seen as the best literary genius in the world, the guy sure knows how to write a book full of suspense and drama that you can't put down. well worth a read!
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Not the best Dan Brown (the best being, in my view, Deception Point). The underlying concept leaves you thinking 'is that really supposed to be genius?', there seem to be a lot of very important people being very incompetent (useful in prolonging the plot but hard to believe), and I could wish his female characters had more than one dimension. But it keeps you reading to the end.
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Enjoyable book but probably the least favourite of all the Dan Brown books...and I have now read them all... Good story and well written but took the first 50 pages for me to get into it and I did put it down for a few days which is unusual. Once into it, I finished and enjoyed it although it was a touch predictable. Glad it was the last DB book I read and not the first. He is still one of my favourite authors.
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I love this book! It is gripping from start to finish. The writing style and short chapters have you thinking 'ooh, just one more', 30 minutes later you will probably still be reading! A must read.
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couldn't put this kindle book down on holiday - love the way DAN BROWN writes, and plunges you into the themes of the book and the characters so quickly - it really hooks you to the end! Very enjoyable book with engaging story line.
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i have received the books today and i have to say i am disappointed because the picture was very misleading. I thought the books would be in a boxed set not one book smaller then the others and placed in one cardboard box that it was delivered in. i would suggest that you make this obvious on the advertisement as this was a present for my nephew and i hoped it would be presentable as a present rather then individual books.
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If you are a fan of Dan Brown then you will already know roughly what to expect from Digital Fortress; Brown's debut novel sticks tightly to the formula that appears in his later books and is unlikely to win over those who have issues with Brown's infamous lapses in research or schizophrenic pacing (mixing intense real-time action with long and meandering exposition). However, for those who enjoy Brown's novels in spite - or maybe because - of this, Digital Fortress has a lot to offer, providing an addicting and satisfying experience that, like many of his other works, gets you thinking about possibilities even if the book has a minimal basis in reality. Unfortunately the last section of the book already comes across as being dated - as do many references to Internet and e-mail throughout the story, though these are generally easy to overlook if you look at them in the context of when the story was written - and the depiction of Seville, Spain as being a borderline third-world country is enough to leave a bad taste in some readers' mouths, but all in all these do not detract too severely from what is an enjoyable romp, and well worth a read.
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