Wednesday, July 4, 2012
Angels & Demons by Dan Brown
I read the DaVinci Code before I read this book, and the DaVinci Code is a better book. I was sad to see that the same formula is followed in both books - start with a tragic death and the body mutilated in some bizare religiously symbolic way causing someone to call Robert Langdon, a professor who specializes in religious symbology, then have a crazed assassian working for an unknown boss for a cause that he believes is in some way helping some odd religious group, add in some help from the daughter or granddaughter of the murdered man and a race within 24 hours to solve the mystery including real and imagined "facts" about religion and science and you have the basic plot of both books. This book is gripping and fun to read and I look forward to reading the third book in the series next.