Sep 26, 2008

Angels & Demons

I did it. I finally finished Angels & Demons. And the verdict is in: I liked Da Vinci Code better. Maybe it was because the story was more hyped, maybe because it was my first experience with Dan Brown's edge-of-your-seat formulaic approach to writing. I figured out the villain and the twist WAY earlier in this book than I did in Da Vinci Code. The one thing I liked better about Angels & Demons was the female lead, much more interesting than the French cryptologist in Da Vinci who's colder & blander than creme fraiche. That was mean. Maybe I'm just remembering the awful actress in Da Vinci Code, Ron Howard's crapsterpiece. I like Robert Langdon more in Da Vinci Code too, probably just because he seems to have a better reason for being there than in Angels & Demons. It was fun, but I took my sweet time reading it (the library actually sent me a letter reminding me to return it) and I don't think I'll read it again. But, I don't regret reading it, which I may regret my next choice of book: Twilight.

I want to see what all the fuss is about. I'll let you know how it goes.

6 comments:

Charity said...

I honestly think that whichever Dan Brown book you read first you like better. I read Angels and Demons way better than DaVinci Code-because I read it first. Don't you love that whole formulaic start-with-a-dead-body-a-phone-call-and-a-secret-society thing he's got going?
Oh, and you better hate Twilight or your wife might leave you ;)

Austin said...

we've already discussed the possibility of that, and we agreed to stay together for the sake of the kids. once we have them. ;)

HailerStar said...

Twilight...teen pulp fiction. Kind of story you can't take very seriously but it's entertaining.

Jasmine said...

I actually enjoyed Angels and Demons more than The Da Vinci Code. I thoroughly enjoyed both books, though. :)

Good luck with Twilight - I haven't read it (nor will I), but I've heard from people who have loved it and those who absolutely hated it.

Austin said...

same here, jasmine. my wife is of the latter. i kind of want to read it just so i can judge it.

Heather said...

You are gonna love Twilight!