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Angels & Demons by Dan Brown
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Angels & Demons (2000)

by Dan Brown

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Series: Robert Langdon (1)

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  1. 262
    The Da Vinci Code by Dan Brown (dezert)
    dezert: It's the sequel
  2. 114
    Foucault's Pendulum by Umberto Eco (craigim, JoK)
    JoK: Delved the enigma of the Illuminati a decade before (and in more detail) than Dan Brown.
  3. 83
    Labyrinth by Kate Mosse (TAir)
  4. 52
    The Illuminatus! Trilogy by Robert Shea (craigim, CarlosMcRey)
    CarlosMcRey: About as historically accurate but much more fun.
  5. 52
    The Fire Gospel: The Myth of Prometheus by Michel Faber (2810michael)
    2810michael: Necessary to read after Dan Brown...
  6. 43
    The Fire by Katherine Neville (PghDragonMan)
    PghDragonMan: Both works feature mystic orders carrying secret information. Both are founded on just enough history to leave you wondering if really could be true.
  7. 11
    The Moses Legacy by Adam Palmer (Farringdon)
    Farringdon: Same genre
  8. 00
    Darkness Left Undone by Carl Henegan (Alexandria_annex)
    Alexandria_annex: Darkness Left Undone is the second book in a series with Bartender Mike who gets caught up in international intrigue. I found Dan Brown's books and Carl Henegan's books both share similar themes and energy intensities and I like both authors styles very much.… (more)
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    The Torah Codes by Ezra Barany (dafkah)
    dafkah: This award-winning bestseller is a Jewish version of The Da Vinci Code.
  10. 00
    The Hidden Ones by Nancy Madore (Freddul)
  11. 23
    The Seville Communion by Arturo Pérez-Reverte (Alixtii)
  12. 23
    The Flanders Panel by Arturo Pérez-Reverte (VictoriaPL)
  13. 02
    The Pope's Assassin by Luís M. Rocha (PghDragonMan)
    PghDragonMan: Conspiracy at the highest levels of the Church.
  14. 03
    Hard Whispers by Pamela Martin (Alexandria_annex)
    Alexandria_annex: I thought Hard Whispers had the same not stop action feel that kept me on the edge of the seat.
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Robert Langdon is back (or maybe this was written before Da Vinci Code, in which case, he's just here). Someone has kidnapped four cardinals, set a bomb in the Vatican...all the while, the cardinals are trying to pick a new Pope.

Very suspenseful and very good. ( )
  csweder | Jul 8, 2014 |
Robert Langdon is back (or maybe this was written before Da Vinci Code, in which case, he's just here). Someone has kidnapped four cardinals, set a bomb in the Vatican...all the while, the cardinals are trying to pick a new Pope.

Very suspenseful and very good. ( )
  csweder | Jul 8, 2014 |
I found that Angels & Demons has a lot of the same problems I had with the Da Vinci Code: lackluster writing, cardboard characters, and fairly predictable plot. The story to Angels & Demons, however, is much more interesting, so I was entertained with this one. Not the best, but a fun afternoon with a lot of suspension of disbelief. ( )
  Stormydawnc | Jun 23, 2014 |
A bit disappointed. I liked the DaVinci Code, but at times, this was like re-reading the same book. ( )
  berthacummins | Jun 21, 2014 |
Amazing action and history mixed in, it was hard to tell what was made up and what was real. dan Brown struck gold again with this thriller. Action and adventure fill this novel from beginning to end. ( )
  NicolefromCarmel | May 1, 2014 |
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Pitting scientific terrorists against the cardinals of Vatican City, this well-plotted if over-the-top thriller is crammed with Vatican intrigue and high-tech drama... Though its premises strain credulity, Brown's tale is laced with twists and shocks that keep the reader wired right up to the last revelation.
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Biavasco, AnnamariaTranslatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Biström, PirkkoTranslatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Guani, ValentinaTranslatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Poe, RichardNarratorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
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This book, Angels & Demons is the first book in Robert Langdon's adventure. It's a mystery-based thriller, and contains lots of information about the Renaissance master, Bernini, Galileo Galilei, and the churches of the Vatican. The book has both religion and science, and they're sort of like opponents. In the end, Robert Langdon and Vittoria Vetra develop an intresting relationship. - T.W.
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Amazon.com Amazon.com Review (ISBN 0671027360, Mass Market Paperback)

It takes guts to write a novel that combines an ancient secret brotherhood, the Swiss Conseil Européen pour la Recherche Nucléaire, a papal conclave, mysterious ambigrams, a plot against the Vatican, a mad scientist in a wheelchair, particles of antimatter, jets that can travel 15,000 miles per hour, crafty assassins, a beautiful Italian physicist, and a Harvard professor of religious iconology. It takes talent to make that novel anything but ridiculous. Kudos to Dan Brown (Digital Fortress) for achieving the nearly impossible. Angels & Demons is a no-holds-barred, pull-out-all-the-stops, breathless tangle of a thriller--think Katherine Neville's The Eight (but cleverer) or Umberto Eco's Foucault's Pendulum (but more accessible). Harvard symbologist Robert Langdon is shocked to find proof that the legendary secret society, the Illuminati--dedicated since the time of Galileo to promoting the interests of science and condemning the blind faith of Catholicism--is alive, well, and murderously active. Brilliant physicist Leonardo Vetra has been murdered, his eyes plucked out, and the society's ancient symbol branded upon his chest. His final discovery, antimatter, the most powerful and dangerous energy source known to man, has disappeared--only to be hidden somewhere beneath Vatican City on the eve of the election of a new pope. Langdon and Vittoria, Vetra's daughter and colleague, embark on a frantic hunt through the streets, churches, and catacombs of Rome, following a 400-year-old trail to the lair of the Illuminati, to prevent the incineration of civilization. Brown seems as much juggler as author--there are lots and lots of balls in the air in this novel, yet Brown manages to hurl the reader headlong into an almost surreal suspension of disbelief. While the reader might wish for a little more sardonic humor from Langdon, and a little less bombastic philosophizing on the eternal conflict between religion and science, these are less fatal flaws than niggling annoyances--readers should have no trouble skimming past them and immersing themselves in a heck of a good read. "Brain candy" it may be, but my! It's tasty. --Kelly Flynn

Look Inside the Motion Picture Angels & Demons (Sony Pictures, 2009) Click on each image below to see a larger view

Ewan MacGregor as Carlo Ventresca with College of Cardinals

Tom Hanks as Robert Langdon

Tom Hanks as Robert Langdon and Ayelet Zurer as Vittoria Vetra

Armin Mueller-Stahl as Straus and Ewan MacGregor as Carlo Ventresca

Tom Hanks as Robert Langdon, Ayelet Zurer as Vittoria Vetra, and Ewan MacGregor as Carlo Ventresca

Ewan MacGregor as Carlo Ventresca

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