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  1. #21  
    And 'Based on a true story' at the start of Fargo.
    Animo et Fide
  2. #22  
    Ok, I have to confess, I just finished the book. The plot was predictable, the character development lacking and the overall story was disappointing. It definitely was more hype than substance.
  3. #23  
    oh here we go, now let's trash the book.
    we're not saying it was the year's best book. but it certainly spent its fair share of time on the best-seller list now, wouldn't you say? and for good reason. it was a good read.
    not based on fact... we know this, but brown's work with historical fact blended creatively with fiction was certainly interesting - hence its success.
    was it said that it was the best book ever written? no. but a good one. that's all.
  4. #24  
    Quote Originally Posted by treobk214
    oh here we go, now let's trash the book.
    we're not saying it was the year's best book. but it certainly spent its fair share of time on the best-seller list now, wouldn't you say? and for good reason. it was a good read.
    not based on fact... we know this, but brown's work with historical fact blended creatively with fiction was certainly interesting - hence its success.
    was it said that it was the best book ever written? no. but a good one. that's all.
    I am not trashing the book. It was somewhat entertaining, actually. I am just saying that it didn't live up to all the hype. If you liked it, great!
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    No spoilers please, I just got the book but am finishing another one first..
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  6. #26  
    It's all about da vinci's secretary!

    Oh sorry, missed the no before the spoilers please.
    Animo et Fide
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    mmmm...yes... let's see.. it has a all these faults according to eurokitty, yet its one of the year's best sellers?... right.
    I guess millions and millions of critics and readers just don't know what they're talking about. yeah.. that MUST be it.
  8. #28  
    The opinion of people who think something is brilliant is no more valid than the opposite. Quantity doesn't come into it. I bought it for the same reason I suspect many did, the subject is so intriguing that basing a thriller around it can hardly fail to produce a good story, plus it was marketed very well and sometimes I fall for that despite myself. What I mean is that a book doesn't get to the top of the bestseller list because people know it's good, it gets there because they hope it is - or because they've heard about the controversy.
    With all the expectation when you buy a book like that a lot of people are bound to feel let down by it like Eurokitty. For myself I really enjoyed till about halfway through, after which I still enjoyed it but the plot had grown too implausible for me to be really engaged in it.
    I seldom read critics reviews, I buy most books on spec.
    Animo et Fide
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    I found the title intriguing. I found the basic plot interesting. I frankly found the sex orgy boring along with that entire part of the story line. I was not happy with the very real presentation of fiction as fact. Was I pleased with the purchase, for the most part, yes. It passed a couple of Sunday hours. Right now I am reading the 9-11 report. Now that is interesting. Ben
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    I'm half way through it now and find it very intreging reading indeed...
    Especially some of the checkable facts (like about the last supper painting)
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  11. #31  
    I've read all 4 of Dan Brown's books -- enjoyed them all.

    BTW, a DVC movie is on the books: <http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0382625/>
  12. #32  
    Quote Originally Posted by Alli
    Halfway through the DaVinci Code now. I hate to put it down. I'm almost sorry I didn't read Angels first, since that's the order in which they were written, but people who've read both tell me it doesn't matter.

    But when I'm done with the DaVinci code, I'm going back to Laurell K. Hamilton and the Anita Blake series. Can't beat that for good fun!
    Wow ... interesting to read that. I am an Anita Blake fan myself. Have you read her fairy series? They are awesome!
  13. #33  
    I haven't read that series...yet. It's defiitely on my list, although part of me is screaming that it's nothing but soft porn. (Not that there's really anything intrinsically wrong with that.) I'm finishing Narcissus in Chains now, and I have to keep forcing myself to put it down!

    Quote Originally Posted by Llynx
    Wow ... interesting to read that. I am an Anita Blake fan myself. Have you read her fairy series? They are awesome!
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    Sorry about resurecting such an old thread, but I didn't want to create a brand new one for a topic that's already been discussed.

    Anyway, I've just finished reading The DaVinci Code (on my treo via eReader) and now I need something else to read. This book as well as Angels and Demons were both great reads, but A&D in my opinion was better. I've also read Deception Point.

    Any recomendations on what I should read next? Cussler's "Valhalla Rising" was fun. Maybe Crichton's "State of Fear"?
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    I just finished Stephen King's "The Dark Tower" series. Book One, which King wrote back in the 70s, was kind of slow. But overall, the entire series was great to read.
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    I agree, "the gunslinger" is good but the rest of the dark tower series just gets better and better. If you enjoy science fiction/fantasy I also recommend George RR Martin's series "A Song of Fire and Ice". IMO it is a cut above the dark tower series and approaches Tolkein's LOTR. Audible.com has excellent audiobooks for each of these series that you can enjoy on your Treo.
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  17. #37  
    Sorry if this has been mentioned already (I haven't re-read all the posts on this thread), but I just finished "The Rule of Four" eBook on my Treo. I thought A&D was better than DC, but did really enjoy them.

    Have you heard the Tom Hanks has been cast as Langdon in the movie version of DC, directed by Ron Howard? I'm a fan of Hanks, but he doesn't fit the idea I had of Langdon while reading the books. Silly, but just my 2 on the movie.
  18. #38  
    Quote Originally Posted by Hanuman
    Sorry about resurecting such an old thread, but I didn't want to create a brand new one for a topic that's already been discussed.

    Anyway, I've just finished reading The DaVinci Code (on my treo via eReader) and now I need something else to read. This book as well as Angels and Demons were both great reads, but A&D in my opinion was better. I've also read Deception Point.

    Any recomendations on what I should read next? Cussler's "Valhalla Rising" was fun. Maybe Crichton's "State of Fear"?
    I agree, A&D was better than DC.
    You will probably like digital fortress and deception point too. same style as the other too, but more techy..
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  19. #39  
    Quote Originally Posted by heberman
    I just finished Stephen King's "The Dark Tower" series. Book One, which King wrote back in the 70s, was kind of slow. But overall, the entire series was great to read.
    I just finished Wizard and Glass and am going to download Wolves of the Calla next from Audible. The whole series (except book 1) is fantastic.

    Other good books I have read recently:
    Life of Pi
    Mr. Murder
    Tales of the Otori series
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    I use Audible also. It's great to listen to good books while falling asleep. It helps me quickly relax by keeping my mind off of the stressful things of the day.
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