In "Digital Fortress" we enter a universe where:
* A 64-bit code requires 64 characters to type. (Fact: 64 bits can be easily typed with 16 characters or less.)
* Public Key Cryptography requires the exchange of a secret passkey. (Fact...more
Or so I thought.
After reading this book, I did a little snooping of my own (OK, those were big words too, I just used Google) and realised that most of the technology, computers and cool machinery did not exist. In fact, Goodreads was an excellent source of information of unhappy reviewers tearing down this bo...more
Shamefully, I’ve actually read most of his books. I read Angels and Demons because someone recommended it to me. Though I found his writing to be extraordinarily poor, I found the story to be engaging enough to overlook that fact. I didn’t guess the ending, and it posited some fasci...more
The first page of chapter 1 starts with Susan Fletcher waking from a romantic dream to the ringing of the telephone:
"Susan, it's David. Did I wake y...more
I had the unfortunate luck to inherit this along with a box of other (and thankfully much more redeeming) books when a good friend of mine was leaving Japan. After...more
في البداية اعتقدت أن ديفيد بيكر هو نورث ديكوتا شريك إنسي ... ليتضح أن هيل هو داكوتا حسب كلام سوزان
متشوقة جدا للنهاية
In short, the book is a bad novel, and a very bad novel if you know anything about math / cryptography.
Not only the technical errors were appalling, but the writing style itself is mediocre.
WARNING: spoiler here.
There is a scene where the heads of NSA along with some of the smartest people on Earth were trying to solve a riddle left by the bad guy as a
لقد كان من الجيد أن نأخذ إستراحة من روبرت لانغدون بطل ثلاثية دان براون الأشهر "شيفرة دافنشي" و"ملائكة وشياطين" و"الرمز المفقود"، ففي هذه الرواية أبطال يختلفون في الإهتمامات والمقاصد
*A Typical American Novel, a typical American end.
الرواية تعبر إلى حد كبير عن الهوس الأمريكي بالتكنولوجيا واستخدامها في كل ما يخدم الإستخبارات الأمريكية والتجسس، وتتناول بشكل ما حرية تداول المعلومات وحرية المراسلات. الرواية مثيرة وفيها تقلبات مفاجئة، فقد تغيرت قناعاتي في أكثر من مرة في تو...more
This was the book which brought me to the beautiful world of books. Before reading this book I though reading was a bit cissy and a waste of time since everything is fictional, why not better read some spiritual/self help and knowledge books. After reading this book everything changed, I started to read more and more fiction and today b...more
Dan Brown wrote many other action novels. I have read all of them and this novel is just as good of a read as the rest. This novel is written in the same style as all the others. Leaving...more
After reading Dan Browns Da Vinci Code and being completely immersed and engrossed into every chapter, I was a bit dissapointed reading Dan Browns Digital Fortress. It starts out when the NSA code breaking machine (called TRANSLTER) finds a new and complex code, named Digital Fortress, that it cannot break. Commander Trevor Strathmore calls in Susan Fletcher, their head cryptographer to help crack it. She discovers that it was written by Ensei Tankado, a former NSA employee who was displeased wi...more
A JIST OF THE STORY:
Actually, you can imagine, or you can read Digital Fortress and find out for yourself. But I don't recommend it. Where the Langdon books spill their secrets two acts too soon to anyone with a basic knowledge of French, or of Latin roots, Digital Fortress boasts a simplistic play on words that crumbles, fortune cookie-like, to a...more
Anywho, this Dan Brown thriller, post Da Vinci Code fame, follows much the same style and basic plot structure as Angels & Demons and The Da Vinci Code. You can almost see the plot...more
إذاً ، لا تفوت قراءة هذه الرواية :)
عامة الناس سوف يستمتعون بقراءتها ، وأنتَ وحدك من سوف يفهم ما وراء سطورها
وشيفراتها ، سوف تشعر بأنها تعنيك أنتَ وحدكـ .
أذهلتني هذه الرواية ، عشتُها لحظةً بلحظة ، حرفاً بحرف ، كنتُ أستيقظ باكرًا لأبدأ قراءتها حتَّى تتعب عيناي ، مختلفةً هذه الحكاية عن كل ما قرأتُه وسوف أقرأه !.
سؤالين يتبادران إلى ذهني الآن ، أولهما / ما هو تخصص دان براون ؟ التاريخ ؟ علم الأديان ؟ أم البرمجة :)
السؤال الآخر / لماذا النساء في روايات بروان مثالياتٌ إلى حدٍّ غبي ؟
Digital Fortress starts as it means to go on, with two-dimensional characters in a whirlwind of mystery and action. The cast never evolves beyond cardboard cut-out level, but the plot does pick up through various levels of incredulity and intrigue to a climax that ends up shallow and disappointing, leaving the reader feeling cheap and cheated...more
This book, however, is complete crap. I have read it so you don't have to. Avoid at all costs.
As we may know or realize (or not), our government has many top secret infos and files with top-of-the-line technologies, firewalls, and so on. Imagine when someone was blackmailing the agency and was on the verge of exposi...more
وياله من اختلاف بين اسلوب الفيلم وعرضه واسلوب الرواية
توقعت ما هو أكثر ولكني وجدت الأكثر ولكن في جوانب أخرى
الرواية رواية تعتمد -كعادة دان براون- على المعلومات المسرودة بطريقة تبادلية
فهي سرد لأحداث على لسان أحد الشخصيات وتتبدل الأحداث بين شخصيتين رئيسيتين
ولكنه -كالعادة أيضا- يخفي العديدمن المعلومات كنوع من التشويق
ولكنه ماهر جدا في اخفاء المعلومات بحيث لا تشعر بفقدانها وانما تظل تبحث عن جديد وتتابع الأحداث حتى تصل إليها
Guess what I found out, though...
Zero-Divide One of Hugh's very old and not-so-well known video games is actually the premise for one of Dan Brown's books... I'm serious! As I was paging through the character / storyline booklet provided with the game, I kept thinking, "Wow! This story sounds really familiar!" The more I read, the more I realized that Dan Brown seemed to have lifted the whole plot line from the game! I'm not even kidding...
I can connect this to the world where people rely on technolgy alot. People in the world use phones and o...more
And Brown isn't a terrible writer - he's more than capable, and that's almost part of the problem. It's convincing enough, it just feels uninspired - it's the alcohol-free beer of the book world, and I'm not sure whether that's a compli...more
|I have yet to anyone who actually likes Dan Brown's novel||9||62||23 hours, 2 min ago|
|Would you recommend this book?||37||146||Nov 27, 2013 04:26PM|
|Greg Hale...||2||38||Aug 11, 2013 05:26AM|
|Casual Readers: Hero or Villian||27||36||Jul 06, 2013 05:57AM|
|Very good book||49||356||Jun 26, 2013 05:57PM|
|CrazyBookWormies: Digital Fortress by Dan Brown||6||24||Oct 19, 2012 12:57AM|
|دژ دیجیتالی||6||61||Jul 04, 2012 08:54PM|
Dan Brown is an American author of thriller fiction, best known for the 2003 bestselling novel, The Da Vinci Code. Brown is interested in cryptography, codes, and keys. Currently his novels have been translated into many languages.
Although many see Dan Brown's books as anti-Christian, Brown is a Christian who sa...more