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Angels and Demons (2000)

by Dan Brown

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Series: Robert Langdon (1)

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The murder of a world-famous physicist raises fears that the Illuminati are operating again after centuries of silence, and religion professor Robert Langdon is called in to assist with the case.
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    The Da Vinci Code by Dan Brown (dezert)
    dezert: It's the sequel
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    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.
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    The Illuminatus! Trilogy by Robert Shea (craigim, CarlosMcRey)
    CarlosMcRey: About as historically accurate but much more fun.
  4. 52
    The Fire Gospel: The Myth of Prometheus by Michel Faber (2810michael)
    2810michael: Necessary to read after Dan Brown...
  5. 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.
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    The Probability Broach by L. Neil Smith (fulner)
    fulner: The probably broach is a story of government secrecy, and cover ups. Its the story of a adventure so filled with wonder it can only be called Science Fiction. It's a mystery that needs to be solved. You need to read this book
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    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 Hidden Ones by Nancy Madore (Freddul)
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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.
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    The Moses Legacy by Adam Palmer (Farringdon)
    Farringdon: Same genre
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    The Rozabal Line by Ashwin Sanghi (JuliaMaria)
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    The Seville Communion by Arturo Pérez-Reverte (Alixtii)
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    Vaticanum by José Rodrigues dos Santos (Anonymous user)
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    The Pope's Assassin by Luís M. Rocha (PghDragonMan)
    PghDragonMan: Conspiracy at the highest levels of the Church.
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    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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A good page-turner, Brown's suspense style is definitely one of note. Although at times a bit "drug-out," the action seemed to be non-stop throughout the story, full of well-placed plot twists and turns. My beef with Brown is only that what he posits as "fact" is generally a simplistic version of what he determines as fact; meaning, his facts can easily be misconstrued from how he presents them. I know this is a work of fiction; however, this work of fiction is preceded by a listing of "facts" to help ease the readers into believing the storyline. This communication at the beginning of the work can confuse some (many) into believing that his presentation of fact is 100% accurate, which is definitely not the case. In this respect, I feel the author is being disingenuous, which taints the overall value of the work. ( )
  alrajul | Jun 1, 2023 |
Science fiction
  GHA.Library | May 2, 2023 |
I’m conflicted about this one...on one hand it was an action packed page turner, on the other, it could have been a lot better. There were so many ways it could have ended, but they went with the “cheapest” option, in my opinion. The book was chock full of scientific and religious factoids and stuff, which was really interesting, (true or not, I’m not sure) but a lot of times the plot felt forced to try to fit the particulars. As if the author said, hey, this fact is pretty cool, lemme write this chapter so as to include said fact, instead of letting it fit naturally. Overall, I enjoyed it and would probably read the next installment, should I get my hands on it. ( )
  MrMet | Apr 28, 2023 |
Overall it serves as quite the readable yarn. It's moderately entertaining. I liked learning about certain histories and rituals of the Vatican and Catholicism at large. The overall theme with science versus religion doesn't nudge with me right. I feel it's quite narrow and superficial in its messaging. Perhaps it's more so generalising all religions with Christianity (Catholicism?) potentially. Anyways, the book was definitely entertaining so it's not deterred me from (re-)reading the sequel! ( )
  Harris023 | Apr 23, 2023 |
Nice time killer. Nothing spectacular.
  gkorbut | Apr 7, 2023 |
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Romance, religion, science, murder, mysticism, architecture, action. Go!
added by Lemeritus | editKirkus Review (May 1, 2000)
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.
added by Shortride | editPublishers Weekly (May 1, 2000)

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Author nameRoleType of authorWork?Status
Dan Brownprimary authorall editionscalculated
Biavasco, AnnamariaTranslatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Biström, PirkkoTranslatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Guani, ValentinaTranslatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Hernandez, RodCover artistsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Pampel, WolfgangNarratorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Poe, RichardNarratorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Ruitenberg, JosephineTranslatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
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