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Angels & Demons by Dan Brown
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Jun 23, 2007

did not like it
Recommended 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 the book to balance your wobbly kitchen table and read the back of your cereal box instead.
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message 1: by Eric (new)

Eric I'm going to have to disagree about the lack of smell for "frozen" things. In AP Chemistry we deal with solid things all the time and I can tell you, they smell. What's the difference between solid Urine at -10 C or Naphthalene at 25 C. Nothing. Just because it's a solid doesn't mean it doesn't smell.
As for the study with scientific and religious icons, most scientists are either Atheists or Deist; that's a fact. There is rarely a --devoted-- scientist that is a devout Christian, let alone Catholic.

message 2: by Alexandra (new)

Alexandra frozen things do smell.
but i like your review. it made me laugh

Kageunui review is apprpriate lol. however, i also agree. frozen things smell.

message 4: by Dixon (new)

Dixon Bainbridge "Use the book to balance your wobbly kitchen table and read the back of your cereal box instead." haha love it, poor Dan he's such a bad writer.

Lauren I don't know. I'm no pee expert but I'd be willing to bet that fresh, hot pee is gonna be quite a bit more offending than old, frozen pee. But then maybe it all hinges on how quickly the pee was frozen after being peed...in any case I am finding the urine question MUCH more interesting than I found this book...

Chris Bumpas What gets me is that Langdon explains how the Illuminati started as both a scientific and religious group and then like 5 pages later he's completely chocked that Vetra was both scientific and religious.

message 7: by Nia (new) - rated it 5 stars

Nia Pretty sure strawberry ice cream smells.

Esraa Talaat Are you reviewing the accuracy of each word in the book or the story itself?

Zrinka Jelic What a disrespectful and nasty review. Tells more about you than the author. Bruh. Let us see you do better.

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