Wednesday, April 06, 2016

Angels & Demons, by Dan Brown

Having loved so much Dan Brown's The Da Vinci Code, his second Robert Langdon story, I figured I had to check out the first one before moving on to the third and so forth. After all, The Da Vinci Code was so captivating, who wouldn't want more of it?!

Alas, Angels & Demons turned out to be quite inferior compared to The Da Vinci Code.

While the latter's events and theories felt quite plausible or outright believable, several occurrences from the former made me shake my head in disbelief.

I do have to admit that I had not figured out who the bad guy was when I thought I had, which would have been very unfortunate because of who (or what) he was. But even so, the things that happen that just shouldn't happen are a bit off-putting.

Overall it's still an enjoyable book, and given the improvement between number one and number two I will in the future check out the third Robert Langdon tale (The Lost Symbol), but because of my disappointment it won't be my next book.

Grade: 5

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