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- Publisher: MONDADORI (3 Oct. 2017)
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- Language: Italian
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Origin (Versione italiana) (Robert Langdon (versione italiana) Vol. 5) (Italian Edition) Kindle Edition
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I also have another issue with Mr. Brown that might just be me reading too much into his books. After reading this latest book it occurs to me that Brown has now written three volumes in which the Catholic Church or religion in general are the focus of the thrillers. His treatment of the Church and religion is something less than laudatory and has earned him some significant amount of criticism from these institutions. I have read a fair amount of Church history and find the decadence and depravity found in that history to be enormously interesting and entertaining. I have humorously suggested that the Church should have its own cable channel devoted to tales from their history. Such a channel would be a blockbuster and contribute greatly to enriching the Church's coffers. Now maybe Brown is just as entertained by the Church's history as I am and has simply taken advantage of this history as low lying fruit and exploited it. Then there is the possibility that Brown has some sort of ax to grind with the Church and is using his fiction to settle scores. If that is true then I would be most disappointed in Brown taking advantage of his readers in this manner. I prefer to believe that the Church's history has made them vulnerable to stories like this and just leave it at that.
As for this book Brown does employ his usual character format and the story had, for me, a predictable outcome. This is very disappointing because the story was very imaginative and ripe for discussion among its readers. It is as though Brown is two people. One person has a very fertile imagination and does significant research to flesh out the ideas for his story and when this is done he turns it over to Brown the writer. Brown the writer isn't nearly as talented as his other half, the inventor. The result is a book like this, a good idea only passably executed. The book was entertaining and readers will either enjoy it or find it wanting. I can understand ratings going to either extreme as there are legitimate reasons for both. If you are a reader that expects more from an author you are likely going to be disappointed. However, if you are a forgiving sort then you may be inclined to think better of this effort than I did. (less)
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