Tuesday, July 14, 2009
Angels & Demons - 4 Stars
I read this book because one of my friends recommended Dan Brown. Also, there was a lot of hype about the new movie coming out and I heard that A&D was supposed to "kick Da Vinci Code's butt". I was very fascinated with Da Vinci Code (I had just seen the movie, always meant to read the book but never got around to it.) So I decided since A&D was actually first in the series (chronologically) I would read that one first. Well, I really liked it a lot! It was very well written and very suspenseful, definitely a thriller. Once the story got going, I had a hard time putting it down. It is pretty intense and also one to make you think. I loved all the art history in it and I'm sure my aunts would also enjoy that aspect of it. It made me want to go to Rome more than I already do! It has many twists and turns and always keeps you guessing. And then just when you think you have it figured out, he makes you look like an idiot. Haha. Oh, I must say that I hated the very end of the book. The ending of the whole story was fine, just the very last page of the book is so DUMB! Just had to say it. Anyway, I would for sure recommend it to those who haven't read it. I also read Da Vinci Code afterward and also enjoyed that, but I did like A&D a little better.