I saw a full page ad today that told me Dan Brown’s new book Inferno is out today. I also happened across this article in The Telegraph via the Passive Guy warning me not to make fun of the Renowned Dan Brown. Humorous as that article was, I wouldn’t do that. I enjoyed Dan Brown’s books.
Well, the ones I remember.
The Da Vinci Code was great but I still think there was a point people missed which was that the whole purpose of the trail-following caper was to reunite Robert Langdon with his Grandmother. Maybe it’s just me.
I read Angels and Demons immediately after and ranked that as a better story simply because it was written first and had some very similar ideas as the Da Vinci Code, exposing the latter as a partial copy. A&D for originality.
Digital Fortress is a bit of a blur to be honest. And not because an old colleague lost my copy of DF so I can’t refer back to it. Ditto with Deception Point. The blur, not the loss.
One of the comments in PG’s post described The Lost Symbol as “bad”. I remember reading that but I don’t remember thinking it was bad. What was it about again? For the life of me I can’t recall. Did I actually read it? I certainly bought it. There’s the book right there on my shelf. It’s definitely been read by someone. It’s got the dirty marks of finger-flipping on the edges of its pages. I must have read it. No one else in the family reads Dan Brown. Hmm.
Now, I better go and buy Inferno before i forget…