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Angels & Demons by Dan Brown
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Mar 31, 10

bookshelves: mystery-fiction, movie-tv-tie-in, religious, thriller-novel
Read from March 31 to April 01, 2010, read count: 2

"Having faith requires leaps of faith, cerebral acceptance of miracles--immaculate conceptions and divine interventions. And then there are codes of conduct. The Bible, the Koran, Buddhist Scripture...they all carry similar requirements--and similar penalties. They claim that if I don't live by a special code I will go to hell. I can't imagine a God who would rule that way."

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 antimatter, jets that can travel 15,000 miles per hour, crafty assassins, a beautiful Italian physicist, and a Harvard professor of religious iconology.

Harvard symbologist Robert Langdon is shocked to find proof that the legendary secret society, the Illuminati--dedicated since the time of Galileo to promoting the interests of science and condemning the blind faith of Catholicism--is alive, well, and murderously active. Brilliant physicist Leonardo Vetra has been murdered, his eyes plucked out, and the society's ancient symbol branded upon his chest. His final discovery, antimatter, the most powerful and dangerous energy source known to man, has disappeared--only to be hidden somewhere beneath Vatican City on the eve of the election of a new pope.

Anyone who enjoys non-stop action and information shouldn't miss this one. It may be to some pure fiction, some fact, it depends on where you are raised and your belief system. Everyone is entitled to their own, so instead of being so critical of someone who loves the book; just like the book for the pure entertainment it provided.


Book Details:

Title Angels & Demons (Robert Langdon, #1)
Author Dan Brown
Reviewed By Purplycookie
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