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5.0 out of 5 stars Fascinating Reading, April 17, 2003
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This review is from: Angels & Demons (Mass Market Paperback)
I don't mind suspending disbelief if a story is well written and ANGELS AND DEMONS fit nicely in that category. What makes Dan Browns's books spectacular (in my humble opinion) is the attention to detail and the research that he incorporates into his stories. I was fascinated by Brown's telling of the secrets of the Vatican and the Illuminati and the parts played by Galileo and Bernini.
Also recommended: IN HIS IMAGE (The Christ Clone Trilogy, Book 1) by James BeauSeigneur
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Initial post: Nov 8, 2008 4:56:36 AM PST
C. Taylor says:
There is nothing in this book that's written remotely well. "He looked up in terror at the dark figure looming over him." That's the second sentence in the book. That would not pass in a ninth grade creative writing class. The research he incorporates? He reads a few conspiracy theory books and flings crap at you over and over because it's fun to think of religious figures as the bad guys. He gets paid millions and millions of dollars to claim conspiracy theories as legitimate scholastic research, and write sentences like "He looked up in terror at the dark figure looming over him." and "the darkness was closing in." This is NOT okay.

Posted on Mar 30, 2009 2:35:19 PM PDT
Actually, a quick browse in the encyclopedia or the internet will show the truth that the Illuminati was actually created in 1776, over 40 years after Galileo died. Also, the Vatican had a wonderful relationship with Gian Lorenzo Bernini, who pretty much designed the Vatican's baldacchino, the most notable feature of the basilica's interior. Bernini also sculpted the statues of the saints that surround St. Peter's Square.

There is a "true history". Browns omissions should be noted so that the reader can enjoy the work and not think that the novel is intended to teach.

Remember what section of the bookstore this work is found-- fiction.

In reply to an earlier post on Apr 22, 2009 6:14:31 AM PDT
J. Michael says:
You must be completely retarded to think that his books are well researched. They are just the opposite.

Posted on Apr 26, 2009 8:52:59 PM PDT
Last edited by the author on Apr 26, 2009 8:53:27 PM PDT
awesome book and great plot but inaccurate on some of the history, especially about the Illuminati and Galileo

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