Help me catch back up with our book of the month program and make it awesome! Wouldn't it be awesome if each month we have hundreds of people on this website reading the same book around the same time and chatting about it?!
I'd say that's an understatement! I read two of his books, then I found I HAD to read the others, just to see how formulatic they were... The answer? VERY. (I haven't read The Lost Symbol-- it was long before that was out that I read the others. I assume The Lost Symbol is a lot like the others. And I enjoy his writing style, but I already read it 4 times, that's enough for me. lol)Tmritz wrote:I have not read any other books by Brown. Are they similar in style?
That's so funny, because I ALWAYS hear people mention that they liked Angels and Demons better! Seriously, always. lol I liked DaVinci Code better, but probably only b/c I read it first, and I found them SO formulatic, that the first time was the time the novelty was most enjoyable for me.inkcharmed wrote:I actually really liked it... But I thought that Angels and Demons was better, which no one really mentions.
I tend to agree! I don't overthink it. DaVinci Code kept me on the edge of my seat like not a ton of books have done. Sure, it's a bit of brain candy (& after reading his others, as I've mentioned, I find him formulatic), but it was FUN reading! That's enough for me sometimes, you bet!babypinkcandygirl wrote:i actually feel quite sorry for dan brown. he wrote a nice, little fictional mystery that was full of little clues and puzzles (and, even though i dont think he's shakespeare, i do find the pace of his stories spot on) then it exploded! yes, i think the book is over-hyped but that isn't his fault. anyway, there have been so many times when ive picked up a thriller or a muder-mystery and been utterly disappointed. i was quite pleased the da vinci code delivered what it promised and gave me a couple of days of pure escapism.
you wouldnt pick up a jackie collins thinking it was a jane austen. so why do the same with dan brown...? 7.5/10
Scottbuda wrote:I prefer Angels & Demons. Although Paris is such a beautiful city. I did enjoy visualizing it as I read the DaVinci Code.
StephenKingman wrote:You can pick up these films so cheap nowadays and it just reminds me that i think Da Vinci Code was superior to Angels and Demons in many ways.