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Raiders of the Lost Ark?
on 6 October 2016
Hard to review the book properly without giving away spoilers, but I'll try.
I've read all of Dan Browns books now, his early works were my favourites. They were well written stories and didn't need to be fleshed out with unnecessary babbling.
I picked up my dusty copy of Lost Symbol last week, and once I'd finished it I remembered why I'd not finished it the first time around. In an attempt to redeem Dan Brown, I thought it only fair to read Inferno to see if he had gotten any better... unfortunately not.
A 500-600 page book (depending on your text size on the kindle) could so easily be 400 if he were to simply stick to the story instead of going off on a history lesson every other paragraph. Whilst mildly interesting, these tangents served only to frustrate me by leading me away from what was actually happening in the story. I found myself often skipping through many paragraphs in an attempt to find some actual dialogue once more.
As for this reviews title... if you follow pop culture you may know about the plot of Raiders of the Lost Ark and what effect the protagonist had on the evil plans of the bad guys... if not, look it up. Once you e read this book you will understand the parallels I'm drawing here.
In summary, a combination of too much "filler" and unclever so called "twists" (blatant cheating as far as I'm concerned) ruined this book for me.