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« Topic Start: July 13, 2009, 11:06:11 pm »

I just picked it up today.  For those of you who have read it, thumbs up or thumbs down?

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« Reply #1: July 13, 2009, 11:08:20 pm »

I just picked it up today.  For those of you who have read it, thumbs up or thumbs down?



BTW - I am not sure if this is the right folder for this particular thread.  If not, please move to a more appropriate place. Thanks!!
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« Reply #2: July 13, 2009, 11:08:28 pm »

I just picked it up today.  For those of you who have read it, thumbs up or thumbs down?



I thought it was better than The DaVinci Code, but I didn't care much for that book. I will say it wore me totally out. Never has so much happened in 72 hours. LOL

I am looking forward to the movie, and I can't say I was with the other one. Can't really give it an up or down, more like a side-to-side hand motion.
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« Reply #3: July 13, 2009, 11:17:57 pm »

I thought it was better than The DaVinci Code, but I didn't care much for that book.

I have the hard covered edition of DaVinci Code.  I liked it until about half-way through, when I thought the plot was getting too convoluted.  But the color plates/pictures were wonderful! 

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« Reply #4: July 14, 2009, 08:13:43 am »

I just picked it up today.  For those of you who have read it, thumbs up or thumbs down?



Liked this one much better than the da Vinci code but hated the movie! Only good part of that was the scenes of Rome ( other than the CGI ones!).
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« Reply #5: July 14, 2009, 04:56:12 pm »

I just picked it up today.  For those of you who have read it, thumbs up or thumbs down?



I couldn't give it a thumbs up or down, but I'd give it two out of five stars.  I enjoyed the Da Vinci code once I got past all the laughable stuff and just read the story.  Angels & Demons, however, had me saying, out loud, "Oh, come on!" about twenty or so times while reading.  Ordinary fiction, as opposed to fantasy, needs to retain that all-important simulation of reality for me to stay in the story and enjoy it.  This novel blew past incredulity and was headed toward being a Hanna-Barbera cartoon by the end.
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« Reply #6: July 14, 2009, 06:14:33 pm »

I just picked it up today.  For those of you who have read it, thumbs up or thumbs down?



Haven't read it, and don't intend to.

DaVinci Code made such a hash of Art History and the Grail myth and the respective narratives of the thriller and the Grail quest, that I do not intend to ever read Dan Brown ever again.
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« Reply #7: July 14, 2009, 08:02:09 pm »

I just picked it up today.  For those of you who have read it, thumbs up or thumbs down?

Thumbs up. Angels & Demons is my favourite novel of Dan Brown's. Second is Deception Point.

I also enjoyed the movie.
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« Reply #8: July 14, 2009, 08:25:53 pm »

I couldn't give it a thumbs up or down, but I'd give it two out of five stars.  I enjoyed the Da Vinci code once I got past all the laughable stuff and just read the story.  Angels & Demons, however, had me saying, out loud, "Oh, come on!" about twenty or so times while reading.  Ordinary fiction, as opposed to fantasy, needs to retain that all-important simulation of reality for me to stay in the story and enjoy it.  This novel blew past incredulity and was headed toward being a Hanna-Barbera cartoon by the end.

There had to be a certain amount of suspension of disbelief with A&D...no question there.
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« Reply #9: July 14, 2009, 08:35:33 pm »

I just picked it up today.  For those of you who have read it, thumbs up or thumbs down?

Thumbs up as far as being an entertaining bit of junk food for the brain.  Is the storyline fantastic and completely unbelievable? Yes, but still a fun read.  IMO, it was a far better bit of story-telling than The DaVinci Code and a more interesting read.  Then again, I was already familiar with Holy Blood, Holy Grail so I found nothing new or interesting in the premise upon which The DaVinci Code was built.   
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« Reply #10: July 15, 2009, 06:37:20 pm »

I just picked it up today.  For those of you who have read it, thumbs up or thumbs down?

For a complete piece of fiction, (which that is exactly what it is), I liked it alot.  Obviously Mr. Brown has played fast and loose with reality, but hey, guess what, its fiction.

I kinda liked the idea that Galileo was a member of the Illumanti.  I obviously realize that it's complete BS and has no basis in fact, but its a cool idea.

I give it 4 out of 5 pentacles.
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« Reply #11: August 06, 2009, 12:20:12 pm »

I just picked it up today.  For those of you who have read it, thumbs up or thumbs down?

I liked it better than the DaVinci Code.
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