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on 22 October 2016
This is the first Dan Brown book, I've read. I saw the films for the first two books in the Langdon series and fancied a read. I've also read Holy Blood Holy Grail and Foucault's Pendulum, which seem to be on about the same sort of thing. The book was a nice read and given that it is a mixture of fact and fiction, I found it stimulating. I couldn't quite get into Brown's writing style and sometimes it detracted from the story. Perhaps my expectations were too high. I thought a best selling author with successful Hollywood films based on his books would be a better writer, but then this is just my opinion and others may find his writing better than I did. Some books you pick and love the way their written. The Author manages to effortlessly carry you along the narrative and you are drawn into the story. This did so in parts but not throughout. Also the end seemed to drag on a bit for me. Perhaps what has made Dan Brown's work so successful is the subject matter which he has clearly researched very thoroughly and this certainly makes the book worth reading. It was a good read and the sort of thing I would expect people would like to read on holiday.