A short while back I bowed to public pressure and was lent a copy of The Da Vinci Code, and enjoyed it thoroughly (thanks Matt). Then someone recommended the prequel Angels and Demons, which was also lent to me (thanks Em). Geez, I really am a scabby pommie tight ass, but I digress.
Did anyone else notice the ‘when you’re on a good thing, stick to it’similarity with these two books? Without throwing to many spoilers in, did anyone else notice that both books contained an opening scene where a beautiful intelligent woman’s father figure was murdered by a lone assassin who was taking orders from an unknown mastermind with a strange accent, and continuing with Robert Langdon being potentially manipulated by a high ranking law enforcement officer and an eccentric man with a disability and dubious intentions, all the while chasing an ever increasingly difficult series of clues and finally having more twists than an episode of The Twilight Zone? Phew.
One of my colleagues also read both books and is subsequently boycotting any further Dan Brown reading because of his formulaic approach to writing. Me, however… I’m going to read at least one more, coz I did really enjoy them.
Does anyone recommend Digital Fortress or Deception Point? I need to decide by lunchtime…