An Encounter with Dan Brown

Posted by The G on May 16, 2013 under Encounters with G | Be the First to Comment

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Dan Brown and Geoffrey Dicker

Dan Brown and Geoffrey Dicker

Like him or hate him, there’s no denying that Dan Brown is a master of suspense.  I LOVE his books.  I discovered his work slightly before “The Da Vinci Code” became a well-deserved mega blockbuster.  His books “Deception Point” and “Digital Fortress,” were my gateway drug into his writing and as soon as you pick up one of his books, be prepared to not be able to put it down.  Plot twists and turns will have you on the edge of your seat throughout all of his novels.  Then of course, there are the Robert Langdon books.  To craft a character as revered as a ‘modern day Indiana Jones’ is quite a feat and after reading “Angels and Demons” and “The Da Vinci Code,” audiences worldwide are always excited for a new Langdon story.  Good news!   The wait is over!  “Inferno (Robert Langdon)” is on shelves now and I am very excited to read it.  It will be hard to repeat the greatness of “Da Vinci Code,” but even his last book “The Lost Symbol,” which was my least favorite of his books, was still impossible to put down!  Being such a big fan, naturally, I was delighted to meet Dan Brown and he was super cool!  Love when that happens.  Thanks Dan!  It was a pleasure meeting the man that has kept me on the edge of my seat more times that I can count!

“Inferno (Robert Langdon)” is out now!

The Lost Symbol by Dan Brown

Posted by The G on April 11, 2010 under G Reviews | Be the First to Comment

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The Lost Symbol. A lost cause.

I’ve read all of Dan Brown’s books and while there are times where you tell yourself “that would never happen in real life,” his writing style is so addictive that once you start reading his books, you will have a hard time putting them down.  He reached his creative plateau with the uber-mega-million-selling  The DaVinci Code, and with The Lost Symbol, it’s definitely all downhill from here.  The Lost Symbol is the 3rd Robert Langdon story and after reading this drudge, I hope it’s the last.  Robert Langdon is not as durable of a character as someone like Indiana Jones (though when you read the description of the character, he is way more Harrison Ford than Tom Hanks).  Dan Brown sets out to convince the readers that Washington DC is full of backstabbing and secrets and underneath the facade, there are many conspiracies that are the premise of the world we live in today.  That’s no shock.  Luckily he has mastered the art of closing every chapter with “He never would have expected what was waiting for him behind that door,” before not addressing the “thing” for another 2 chapters, leaving the reader dying to know more. I won’t ruin the plot for you, because when you read this book, the author will ruin it for you.  On a scale of A to G, the book gets a C-, according2g.

Did you read it?  What did you think?

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