Good morning everyone! How has your week started? I hope that it has started off well for you! Today I’m going to be finishing out the month of February with a Book Review. I recently decided to try out a book by Dan Brown (as I’ve heard quite a bit about them) and I’ve included some of my thoughts below.
As always, you can click HERE for the full description of the book.
From an overall standpoint, I did enjoy this book for the most part. I found it got a little tedious at times, but the twists at the end somewhat made up for that. It handled the factors of throwing history, science and religion at the reader without going too overboard (or “preachy”) on either one. I found all three subjects to be balanced throughout the book.
For our main characters we follow a professor and a scientist. I don’t feel like the characters were really developed out all that well. Maybe because the story was more plot driven, but I felt at times the characters really fell flat. There were only a couple of times that I really felt connected to them as “individuals” within the story and once we were in the true thick of the action, I felt that they took a major fall in terms of being developed. At times I felt that the antagonist was far more developed of a character than our two protagonists.
All of the flaws with the development of the characters was more than made up with the plot and storyline of the novel. I felt that this was a very plot thick book. The action sequences focused on what was happening intuit moment, rather than any reactions by the characters. The storyline moved along at a decent pace, with the final twist being an unexpected one.
My only negative point was that once the final twist was revealed, I started to feel that the story just continued on (and on…and on…and on) rather than coming to a quick end. It almost seemed like the author hadn’t really wanted it to be the final twist, but it was. There were scenes toward the end where I felt didn’t need to be as long and drawn out as they were.
Have you read Angels & Demons? I would love to hear your thoughts!