Anytime that a Dan Brown novel is released I get excited. Especially when Robert Langdon is the main character. I was disappointed by Inferno however. The storyline took too long to develop and with all of the twists and turns the story took, I expected a tremendous ending. Instead I was left wanting, very anticlimactic.
Hopefully his next story is more along the lines of His previous works featuring Langdon. I'll still read and listen.
The story felt like it was weighted down by historical or archeological mini-data. It often felt like we were taken to a location or event site to learn about the little known trivia about that place. I generally like this aspect of Brown's writing but this time the story couldn't contain it.
This one has taken me to the point of having to think about buying another book by Brown. This puts me at 3 likes, 1 blah, and a couple that were ok until the end.
I didn't hate lost symbol but it wasn't up to my 2 faves Angels and Demons along with Deception Point. Da Vinci code I like 3rd. Digital Fortress was good until the ending and now this book.
Story wise I guess it's ok but what a bad ending. The characters are well done and I liked the idea of The Provost but again such a brutal ending.
I hope he can turn it around in the next book but I will say that I won't be surprised if the movie is better than the book which I never really think of any movies.
Just a real letdown. So intrigued and then blah.
A good novel delivered by Dan Brown; definitely an enjoyable read. Angels and Demons and The DaVinci Code are still my favorites but don't let them take you away from this book. Paul Michael does an excellent job bringing the reader/listener into the midst of Robert Langdon's exciting journey. Recommended for anyone who enjoys a little history with their fictional stories.