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March 22, 2009

Angels and Demons – Book Review

Filed under: Uncategorized — smackamack @ 8:33 pm


angelsdemons1Plot: Angels & Demons is a bestselling mysterythriller novel written by American author Dan Brown and published by Pocket Books in 2000. The novel revolves around the quest of fictional Harvard University symbologist Robert Langdon to unravel the mysteries of a secret society called the Illuminatiand to prevent a plot from annihilating Vatican City using destructive antimatter. The story recounts the conflict between science and religion that brought the establishment of the Illuminati, and, after centuries of non-existence, the group is thought to have resurfaced for retribution against theRoman Catholic Church.

Ok, let me begin by saying I was NOT a fan of Dan Browns Da Vinci Code…I thought it was poorly written, simplistically watered down for more readers, and a crap ending.  However, THIS book, which came before Da Vinci, was a 100 times better!  

The book is about 700 pages, pretty long, but went by so fast because it was so much fun!  I read the book in a week and didn’t want it to stop.  Actually, the last 200 pages felt like one surprise after the next and I just loved it.  

I am worried about the movie though…because the book had SO much going on and so much action…Tom Hanks might not be able to pull it off…might seem too old now.  Shame really, seeming Hanks is such a good actor.  It’s funny though, I still don’t see Hanks as Langdon when I read the book.  I think more of Clive Owen or Brad Pitt…

Anyway, I give this book 4.5/5 stars and highly recommend it to anyone who likes to read exciting high-paced stories.  This was one of the most exciting books I had read since The Firm.   


  1. try googling the many fictions it tries to pass off as truth


    Comment by lola — April 24, 2009 @ 3:04 am | Reply

  2. Lola… bigot is the only word you seem to be able to use against people who are not Christian… at least make it interesting and expand your vocabulary to “insult” us… you’re just proving our point

    Comment by Mel — April 24, 2009 @ 12:45 pm | Reply

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