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on November 7, 2004
Yes, Dan Brown has written a very captivating page-turner, and yes, I read the whole darn thing. Since I am not a frequent flyer of the fictional airways, I may be over reacting, but my God... this is the most unbelievable thing I've ever read! The plot begins well, but the addition of a romantic twist between the hero and a georgeous yoga master scientist whose father has just been BRUTALLY murdered is just too much sometimes! I believe that had I experienced such a loss as Vitoria, I would most certainly have been emotionally distraught and "shagging" Mr. Langdon would have had to wait until I got my father buried! Please!
But on the bright side, Brown has done his homework!!! His knowledge of the Vatican and the related works of art and history is fantastic! It is worth the read just for the refresher course on the Vatican's impressive collections of art and historical artifacts.
All in all, it is a catchy plot.. sometimes very catchy.. and worth the time if you want a fun, fast paced read.