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Dan Brown

Post by zehra » 24 Dec 2013, 10:31

What is your favorite Dan Brown novel?

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Post by Meg0169 » 26 Dec 2013, 13:42

That's a tough question. I would have to say it's a tie between Angels& Demons and Deception Point. I have re-read both many times and thinking about them now makes me want to re-read them all over again. I suppose Angels& Demons keeps you more on edge, but I like the story behind Deception Point better. More my style.

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Post by Fictinfreak90 » 26 Dec 2013, 23:55

Close tie between Angels and Demons and The Da Vinci Code. I agree that Angels and Demons was more edgy and suspenseful, but I liked the story behind The Da Vinci Code more. Even though The Da Vinci Code 's story was somewhat far-fetched, Brown does a good job of using historical facts to support his argument and make you believe that the Priory of Sion could actually be guarding the grail and so forth. Both are very well thought-out, especially The Da Vinci Code.

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Post by Chrismha » 13 Jan 2014, 21:32

I just purchased Inferno. Gotta say I loved A and D and the Code.

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Post by honeybunny » 23 Jan 2014, 12:20

Angels and Demons. I liked the others as well, but I went to Rome and I really felt inside the book when they described all the art and churches.

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Post by stayathomedad » 30 Jan 2014, 05:43

I think the Da Vinci Code was his best. The tit-bits of history (some fact, a lot of it fantasy) kept it interesting throughout. After reading three of his novels though I began to find his style a bit nauseating, too much gumph for me - don't fancy reading his latest stuff at all.

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Post by SammyLou37 » 10 Feb 2014, 12:50

I have only read The Da Vinci Code and I devoured that whilst on holiday one year. There have been so many mixed reviews, but I loved it. Thought it was fascinating and thought provoking and I couldn't put it down. I can see how his style of writing may become tedious, perhaps he does a bit too much tell and not enough show. But I would try another - I have got Inferno, but not got around to starting it.

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Post by soccerstar95 » 11 Feb 2014, 20:12

The Da Vinci Code, but only because it was his 1st book that I read. After a while, they start getting repetitive style wise. I do, however, like all the history thrown in all of his books.

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Post by dbrown1947 » 13 Feb 2014, 22:36

Really enjoyed Robt. Langdon series....read all 4....any suggestions of other books I might like

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Post by shayna » 17 Feb 2014, 02:54

Probably Deception Point, though I really enjoyed the DaVinci Code novels.

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Post by joecain » 17 Feb 2014, 17:05

Dan Brown sucks at history but his novels are intriguing.

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Post by Anxious Educator » 18 Feb 2014, 01:36

I've read Angels and Demons, Deception Point, and The Da Vinci Code, but I can't say which I liked better. Plus, it's been a while. I do remember being a little disappointed with Angels and Demons because it was rather similar to The Da Vinci Code - or at least the ending was similar in that Langdon saves the day and sleeps with a pretty woman.

I found a free copy (huzzah!) of The Lost Symbol, and it's on my to-read list. Anybody read that one?

Also, to reply to joecain - the problem is that I'm not sure what's history and what's fiction, and then I just get all mixed up. The history teacher in me really wants his novels to be more fact-based, but meh, can't have everything.

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Post by dbrown1947 » 18 Feb 2014, 14:44

DVC is favorite

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Post by Adonis Maratos » 18 Feb 2014, 16:40

I loved angels and demons but I have yet to read Inferno, although I doubt it will be much better
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Post by michael_smith » 19 Feb 2014, 15:10

I have definitely enjoyed all of the Dan brown books that I have read, but I would definitely say that I enjoyed Inferno the best. It just seems like his writing keeps getting better and better. I could barely put Inferno down.

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