My rating: 3 of 5 stars
I have to say that I was one of those people that years ago read Angels and Demons long before The DaVinci Code came out and I enjoyed those two books a lot. I eagerly anticipated the release of this book. I got it as a gift almost immediately after it came out....but I hardly cracked it open. I had already been hearing the mixed reviews and it didn't really spark my desire to plow through it.
It took my until now to actually read it - almost two years ago. Am I so glad I did? Eh. I guess. The funny thing about this book is that I enjoyed the suspenseful part of the book but not so much the secret that the suspense is about. How do I explain it? I really didn't find the lost secret to be that interesting. It wasn't the Holy Grail search. The parts where Robert Langdon and Katherine Soloman were on the run - intriguing. The parts that they were talking about mind over matter and minds working together to create a measurable change in the world - not so intriguing.
I felt like there needed to be a bigger pay off. I just read 500+ pages only enjoying the cat and mouse parts but not the reward in the end. Granted, I knew that many people were letdown with this book before I even opened up the front cover but it was still disappointing.
Dan Brown can write a good suspense filled novel. I did enjoy it, just not as much as Angels and Demons. I really do hope we get another installment of Robert Langdon.
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