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Digital Fortress by Dan Brown
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Jul 01, 08

Recommended for: code breaking fans
Read in July, 2008

Digital Fortress was written by Dan Brown in 1998, before coming up with his best-seller The Da Vince Code. Digital Fortress sets the action in two places: the NSA headquarters in the United States and Seville, in Spain. The plot is smart and has to do with code breaking. However, the entire novel is predictable. Chapters are very short and show no character development. Childish at times, the author does not make an attempt at approaching the central issue realistically. Also, Brown either did not visit Spain to research for his novel or somehow got the wrong impression because it portrays the country as backwards in all aspects, making fun of its law enforcement, health system and even religion. Or maybe he intentionally misrepresented Spain for some reason. Overall, it is a book to read, be entertained for a few days and forget as soon as possible.
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message 1: by Trapazza (new)

Trapazza I didn't know until now when Dan Brown wrote this book, but having seen how he depicted Spain and the Spaniards I thought it could have been written in the early 70's.

Looks like his idea of Spain comes from the books about the Spanish Civil War, or maybe from friends who lived there a long, long time ago...

This is a truly annoying book.

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