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Old 03-12-2013, 05:37 PM   #1
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Dan Brown Books

Does anyone else read his works? I'm particularly talking about his "Langdon trilgy" (Angels & Demons, The Da Vinci Code, The Lost Symbol). He's one of the more controversial authors out there at the moment but I personally like those books.

I think The Lost Symbol movie is in pre-production right now, or at least Tom Hanks has expressed interest in reprising his role for it.
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I have Angels & Demons, but I haven't read it. I think it was given to me, because I don't remember buying it.
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Old 03-12-2013, 06:39 PM   #3
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I have Angels & Demons, but I haven't read it. I think it was given to me, because I don't remember buying it.
This one is my favorite, followed by the Da Vinci Code and Lost Symbol last. Great read in my opinion, and better than the movie though the movie wasn't bad.

In terms of the books, Angels and Demons actually happens before The Da Vinci Code but with the movies they made Da Vinci Code first and Angels and Demons is the sequel (not that it really matters much because each one has a standalone story).
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I never saw the movies. I started to read The Da Vinci Code in maybe 2004 or 2005, but I couldn't understand it. I was only 14/15 then though. I don't know what ever happened to my copy of that. Now that I know that Angels & Demons come first, maybe that's why I was so confused back then? lol
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It's a bit of a cerebral book and admittedly The Da Vinci Code can be rather slow at times but I think Brown is good at blending exposition and thriller. Well, actually he does tend to give too much expositition at once which leads to some boring scenes but the thriller part of the book is entertaining.

I also tried reading the Da Vinci Code once before but couldn't get into it, then I came back a few years later to it.

It does help if you have read Angels and Demons if only because it makes you familiar with the protagonist. And Angels and Demons was better in my opinion.

I would say the Da Vinci Code movie is better since it is a page for page adaptation with no significant deviations, but it really only makes sense if you read the book, otherwise it's mostly just seemingly endless and empty dialouge. Angels and Demons was the best book, though. The movie however deviated too much in ways that didn't make it more interesting. In any case, definately start with Angels and Demons!
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Just wanted to say, I just got The Da Vinci Code. I still have to read the other, but it's currently a free e-book on Amazon.
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The order doesn't really matter with these. Good luck as you re-try it!
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