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Angels & Demons (Robert Langdon #1)

3.84  ·  Rating Details ·  1,950,159 Ratings  ·  24,403 Reviews
It takes guts to write a novel that combines an ancient secret brotherhood, the Swiss Conseil Européen pour la Recherche Nucléaire, a papal conclave, mysterious ambigrams, a plot against the Vatican, a mad scientist in a wheelchair, particles of anti-matter, jets that can travel 15,000 miles per hour, crafty assassins, a beautiful Italian physicist and a Harvard professor ...more
ebook, 572 pages
Published July 3rd 2001 by Pocket Books (first published May 1st 2000)
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Dec 04, 2013 Jessika rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition

Before I begin my review, I want to preface it by saying a few things.

I know a lot of people think Dan Brown is a crappy writer who writes crappy books about crappy stories with crappy characters and crappy, unbelievable plots.

I know a lot of people think Dan Brown is one of the best at the "cheese factor" and roll their eyes at his stories.

I know a lot of people out there know more about European history, etc. etc. than I do, and therefore, I might not be the appropriate judge of this s
Mohammed Arabey
Oct 23, 2016 Mohammed Arabey rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
اولا الرواية دي لو حابب تتمتع وانت بتقراها بجد ليها حل من الاتنين
1-Illustrated Edition تقرأ النسخة الانجليزية المصورة
2- وانت بتقرا النسخة تكون فاتح جوجل صور وتكتب اسم كل مكان بيزوره روبرت لانجدون وكل قاعه في كنيسة او جدارية او تمثال وتشوف صورته علي النت

ده صورة أحد أغلفة الرواية اللي بيظهر فيها التماثل, وفي غيره ضمن الأحداث نفسها .. لو قلبت الصورة حتلاقي عنوان الرواية بيتقرا من فوق زي من تحت

واربط الحزام لأن طائرة الرواية ستقلع, واهلا بيك في الفاتيكان

يمكن دي اول تجربة ليا أن اقرأ رواية مليانة ت
Apr 16, 2008 Brian rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: no one
I read this after the drivel that is called "Da Vinci Code." I decided to give the author another chance, and take on something that maybe wasn't so formulaic.

No dice. I am convinced that Dan Brown does absolutely no research into the subjects he writes about. Or if he does, he decides it is not "titilating enough for him" so he makes it up. I mean why even include actual real things in his books if he chooses to ignore any facts about them. Opus Dei? I doubt he could spell it. Catholic Church?
Jun 09, 2009 Russell rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
This was Brown's book before the infamous "The Da Vinci Code." In many ways, this book was like a rough draft for "The Da Vinci Code", same character Langdon, same other characters, same basic start, same concepts, same bad research passed off as fact, same trick of having nearly every chapter end in cliffhanger, the same in so many ways.
Sadly, I think he did a better job the first time around.

I recommend you have a computer handy so you look up what Brown is talking about, and that way you can
Will Byrnes
Jan 04, 2017 Will Byrnes rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Robert Langdon is the protagonist. This is the first novel in which the character appears (The DaVinci Code being the most famous) The well-known symbologist is called in by the director of CERN when a renowned scientist is found murdered. The scientist had created anti-matter, in an attempt to demonstrate that divine creation of the universe was scientifically explainable. The scientist has, of course, a brilliant and beautiful daughter. The tale has much payload regarding the Illuminati, an an ...more
Apr 26, 2007 Rosey rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Religion always was, is, has been, and always will be a very sensitive subject for me. However this book was a "battle" of religion and science. The storyline was engaging. I have to admit that the beginning was a bit slow, but as the book progressed, the pace really picked up to a point I pruned myself out in the bathtub finishing it. There was a page I found to be very thought-provoking.

"Religion is like language or dress. We gravitate toward the practices with which we were raised. In the end
Dan Schwent
When a physicist/priest is murdered, the word Illuminati branded into his chest, and a quarter-gram of antimatter stolen, it's up to renowned symbologist Robert Langdon to find the goods and the murderer. But can he stop someone from using the antimatter as a weapon, even with hot physicist Vittoria Vetra in tow?

After all the hype, I managed to dodge this bullet for over a decade but when my girlfriend caught me in a vulnerable moment between books, I knew the time had come.

Overall, it was a fu
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Mar 31, 2008 Danielle rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: those who love a mystery
Angels and Demons by Dan Brown was one of the best page-turners I have ever read. From the very beginning I couldn’t put it down. I did not know where Dan Brown would take the story next. Following the main character Robert Langdon, a Harvard symbologist on his first great adventure was breathtaking. I wanted to learn more, to know the secrets of the Illuminati and the only way to do it was to let the story naturally unfold as I read. I can usually guess what is going to happen in thrillers, but ...more
Oct 13, 2009 Wendi rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: fiction, italy
So I honestly want to give the book three stars. What I enjoy about Brown is how he can write almost 600 pages of a book and I get almost to the end and realize that it has taken place all in the space of one day. As a writer, I would love to be able to do that. The weaving of religious and scientific themes into an adventure set in European locales is also right up my alley.

What I don't like... and why I am forced to drop down to two stars (just a few examples):

That same time stretching often
مشاري العبيد
أفضل ما كتب دان براون من وجهة نظري الشخصية .. تجربة سينمائية فريدة على الورق ..
و تفوق إثارة كلماتها مشاهدَ الفيلم الذي تم انتاجه في 2009 ..
يُرجى ربط الأحزمة فور قراءتك الصفحة الأولى منها .. و تمتع بـ رحلة "تاريخية - مليئة بـ الرموز"..
Jan 06, 2017 Fabian rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
And I am left STUNNED. Incredibly, this one is the one to top when it comes to adventure & history and pace & ingenuity.

I've recently noticed how much history is revered (rightfully) by the modern authors. This is a different type of historical immersion. This is about bringing it to the forefront... something in the past is incredibly relevant, vital, to the present.

Everyone but me had read this, & after Da Vinci Code--that bitch of an overrated heathen--I thought Brown was a phony
Hertzan Chimera
Feb 25, 2008 Hertzan Chimera rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Angels and Demons is one of the most insidiously-constructed page turners I’ve ever read and unlike other such efforts (Richard Laymon’s IN THE DARK) I actually raced to the end of it rather than throwing the thing half-finished against the wardrobe in rage. Think of Hercules Poirrot. Think of Inspector Morse. Think of Agatha Christie. Once you strip all the character and soul from these genre writers you have Dan Brown. They all have in common the one writer trick, etirwer (the backwards rewrit ...more
Jan 26, 2009 Jennifer rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: mystery
I actually prefered Angels and Demons over The DaVinci Code.
Shayantani Das
We have a term called ‘paisa vasool’ in Hindi. It means ‘worth the money’ and is generally used in reference to films. A mainstream Bollywood film is termed paisa vasool and is commercially successful only when it constitutes the following factors:

1) A hero who can do anything and everything under the sun. He can achieve impossible feats and always survives bizarre accidents.

2) A heroine comes across as smart independent women in beginning but turns into a cardboard cutout by the end. Just anoth
Jun 23, 2007 Rachael rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Someone stuck on a desert island who has no other option
In the first, I don't know, 30 pages or so a character is "overwhelmed" by the smell of frozen urine. Frozen things don't smell, let alone overwhelmingly. Shortly thereafter an expert in religion (or whatever he is, I've tried to block it out) is shocked to see a study containing both scientific and religious items. I should have put the book down then, but then I would have missed unbelievable characters, hackneyed descriptions and spitting in the face of the laws of physics and physiology. Use ...more
(9 3/4) Gerasimos
Jul 22, 2015 (9 3/4) Gerasimos rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: own
When The Da Vinci Code phenomenon happened, I read most of Brown's novels and I enjoyed all of them. But for some reason I didn't read this one, his first one with his famous hero Robert Langdon. And now I really wonder why... because I loved it!

Dan Brown combines action with mystery, historical and science elements in an outstanding way and he creates an action thriller that you just cannot put down.

One of the greatest aspects of his books are the historical elements. There are times that it f
Science tells me God must exist. My mind tells me I will never understand God. And my heart tells me I am not meant to.

The first time I read Angels and Demons was 4 years ago, and it completely blew me away. This was my fourth time reading it, and it still is one of my favorite books of all time, and I'm sure it will always remain on that position.

In this review, I won't go into the plot, since I think that everyone has either read it, seen the movie, or just heard of what it's about. I will st
Nov 29, 2007 Megan rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
I enjoyed "The Da Vinci Code" as a trashy good time, but then read this one and just couldn't stop rolling my eyes. Not only was it silly and formulaic, it made the silly formula underlying "The Da Vinci Code" all too clear. Really? Another middle-aged yet strangely attractive/brilliant male protagonist -- oh wait, the same one from the other book? Another grisly murder of an old dude kicking things off? Another hot foreign chick, related to the dead dude, helping solve the mystery? Another secr ...more
This book almost ruined my education.
Seriously, whilst I was supposed to be doing homework, I spent three hours reading this.
When I was supposed to be studying for a maths test, I read this.
During science, english, Religion, Drama and Humanities lessons...I read this.
It was that amazing.
For the past week, I have not been asleep before 1AM, because I have been reading this thriller.
And well after I turn of the light in the early hours of the morning, Angels And Demons clouds my thoughts.
May 19, 2015 Ahmed rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: dan-brown

بغض النظر إن فيلم (ملائكه وشياطين) شوه الروايه لكنه فيلم جيد فعلا
أكتر مشهد عجبنى فى الفيلم كان حوار بين البطل (توم هانكس) , وقس فى إيده الإذن لتوم هانكس علشان يدخل مكتبة الفاتيكان . فالقس عمل له حاجه زى اختبار نتج عنه حوار من أفضل ما يكون وتعبير حى عن حال كثير من الناس. ونص الحوار دا كالتالى :
القس: سيد لانغدون أنت محق أننى قد أوافق على دخولك المكتبه
لانغدون: شكرًا أيها القس.
القس: قلت إنى قد أوافق ليس إنى سأدخلك . أكثر المخطوطات المسيحة قدسية موجوده فى هذه المكتبة يوجد سؤال أريد أن أسألك إياه ا
Aug 19, 2011 Susan rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: thrillers
As soon as I finished Angels & Demons, I started feeling guilty--and a bit two-faced. You see, I've been telling anyone who would listen (my poor husband, mainly), about Dan Brown's atrocious writing style. Nearly every page was riddled with exaggerated descriptions, cartoon-like characterizations, implausibilities (even for a thriller), and just plain clumsiness.

But I am forced to admit that I turned those pages pretty rapidly--maybe a hundred a day near the end. After all, I had to find o
Nicole  Easterwood
Aug 31, 2007 Nicole Easterwood rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: everybody
it is a real page turner and beautifully written.
kudos to dan brown!!
Aug 16, 2011 Joyzi rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Peeps who loves mystery, thriller, puzzles
Recommended to Joyzi by: My classmates
I can't put it down and read it in one day. I remember my mom was mad at me because I'm like, "I don't want to eat yet, I'm reading a book!" After that I ate lunch, at our table while still reading and I'm holding the book in my other hand and holding the spoon in my other hand. That's how good this book is.
Mar 11, 2012 Patrick rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition

Mohammed  Ali
Oct 15, 2016 Mohammed Ali rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
خير الكلام ما قل و دل " رواية رائعة جدا " ...و شكرا :)
I liked this book. In as much as a person can like, say, cotton candy. It tastes good at first, but after a bit the taste starts to lose some of its sugary goodness and just becomes a sticky mess that you hope doesn't get in your hair or on your shirt.

The premise was interesting: I liked the whole Illuminati and church conspiracy. The suspense of the novel kept me engaged. But like I said, too much of a good thing just becomes problematic. To be honest, after a few hundred pages, the writing re
أحمد نفادي
دعوا الملائكة ترشدكم في بحثكم ...

تلك هي عبارة المفتاح لذلك اللغز
لغز كبير وحله عصيّ علي الجميع فماذا يحدث ؟؟

يبدو ذلك بأنه برومو لأحد أفلام الأكشن :D

الرواية رائعة جدااااا قد أستعمل عبارة مستهلكة من نوعية
إنه عالم دان براون
ولكنه عالمه فعلا ما في ذلك من شك
الوتيرة السريعة والقصة التي تحدث وتنتهي في أقل من يوم
الألغاز الصعبة والطريقة الذكية في الحل
وكمية المعلومات الرهيبة التي تحصل عليها

هي ليست برواية بقدر ما هي كتاب تخصص بها قدر هائل من المعلومات تدل بوضوح علي كم الجهد المبذول من دان براون في كتابتها

Ahmed Ibrahim
بدأت الرواية وأنا متحمس لقرائتها لما سمعته عنها وعن دان براون عمومًا.. لكني لم أجد هنا الكاتب العبقري الذي تحدثوا عنه، وإن كانت هذه الرواية هي أفضل ما كتب على حسب رأى الكثيرين، فهو إذاً لا يتعدى مرتبة الجيد، في نظري، وأرى أن السبب الأول في شهرة دان براون الكبيرة؛ هي الضجة الكبيرة التي أحدثها بتصادمه مع الكنيسة، لا أكثر.

الرواية بدأت بداية جيدة، ثم بدأت تأخذ مسارًا فزيائيًا مملا، وبدأت تدخل في أمور تاريخية وكنسية، ثم عادت إلى طابع الجريمة التي بدأت به الرواية، في رحلة يكتنفها الملل والملل والملل
Jeana Warren
Dec 18, 2007 Jeana Warren rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: those who enjoyed da vinci code
A quote from the book: "Science may have alleviated the miseries of disease and...provided an array of gagetry for our convenience...but it has left us in a world without wonder. Our sunsets have been reduced to wavelengths and frequencies... Even the technology that unites us, divides us. We are electronically connected to the globe and yet we feel utterly alone. Skepticism has become a virtue. Is it any wonder that humans now feel more depressed and defeated than at any point in human history? ...more
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Dan Brown is the author of numerous #1 bestselling novels, including The Da Vinci Code, which has become one of the best selling novels of all time as well as the subject of intellectual debate among readers and scholars. Brown’s novels are published in 52 languages around the world with 200 million copies in print.

In 2005, Brown was named one of the 100 Most Influential People in the World by TIM
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