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Reminded me if that Bobby Ewing shower scene....
2 October 2013
I've loved all of Dan Brown's books especially the amount of fascinating factual research that has gone into them. I was very happy to pre-order and looked forward to reading this latest book.
But, much as I admire Mr Brown, this book is the weakest in terms of storyline. The Robert Langdon character becomes most irritating. The plot is padded out so much with environmental facts that the storyline becomes blurred. For example, RL is about to be shot by a ruthless hired assassin....but wait, let's first admire the 16th century fresco painted by so and so. The plot twist is really something akin to that Dallas shower scene.
I can't really imagine Tom hanks doing this film, it would be the shortest ever. On the plus side, the book has made me want to visit the cities so beautifully described.
Still, it's quite good, especially as a holiday read.