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Angels and Demons by Dan Brown MAG

February 24, 2009
By Alexa Kirkpatrick BRONZE, Phoenix, Arizona
Alexa Kirkpatrick BRONZE, Phoenix, Arizona
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Imagine being on a mystifying adventure through Europe. Who is your companion? The infamous Robert Langdon, whom you may recognize from the best-selling novel The Da Vinci Code. This prequel, however, is just as gripping and fantastic. Initially readers may pick up this book because of the movie success of Da Vinci, but Angels and Demons turns out to be a hidden gem eclipsed by Brown’s other work.

Unlike Da Vinci, Angels and Demons leans more toward the science geek, as well as being packed full of Brown’s trademark historical details. This book is an enticing read enjoyable for all ages and is a must-read for those who take pleasure in twisted cliffhangers with a grand bombshell at the end.

As with Da Vinci, the style keeps readers in suspense, and they are compelled to continue turning pages. The story goes quickly, leaving readers hungry for more. The first chapter reveals a scene so lurid that audiences are instantly captivated. Angels and Demons reels readers in as easily as children to an ice cream parlor, and the experience is just as sweet.

In addition to the twisting appeal of Angels and Demons, one has to respect Brown’s skill; he is indisputably one of the most historically correct authors of this decade. The tone of this book changes appropriately, setting the story’s pace. Countless readers have stayed up well past their bedtime to uncover the next scene, which can almost never be said about a novel that presents historical facts.

Angels and Demons can be enjoyed by religious idealists and scientists alike. Who knew these groups would have a common topic to discuss at the water cooler?

Play the detective on a whirlwind journey that will leave you staggering with each roadblock. You’ll find yourself swooped up in an adventure that drops you off in another world.

Anyone interested in the talents of Dan Brown should pick up Angels and Demons immediately.

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This article has 22 comments.

Eduwriter said...
on May. 25 2012 at 1:44 pm
This is a very well written review - thanks for this!

laura28772 said...
on Dec. 15 2011 at 8:45 pm
laura28772, Gore, Other
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What a fantastic review! You have definitely convinced me to read this book! :)

veds275 BRONZE said...
on Aug. 31 2011 at 4:48 am
veds275 BRONZE, Allahabad, Other
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Favorite Quote:
Behind every fortune there is a crime,
It is the light of curiosity that keeps a man awake(i wrote that)

It's a totally awesome book!!..eventhough the movie is a bit disappointing!!...but the book is beautifully written with all the facts intact..!!...i really respect Mr. Dan Brown's skills and the hardwork behind the book!

on Aug. 13 2011 at 10:12 pm
prettylittlewriter BRONZE, Villa Park, California
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Favorite Quote:
These violent delights have violent ends.

Wow, I have to read this book! You make it sound really good. You should be a journalist, who reviews movies and books. I recommend you read: Fallen by Lauren Kate. Very good book

on May. 17 2011 at 5:53 am
decievinghimesama SILVER, Cebu, Other
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This is one of the good book reviews I've read.

on Nov. 11 2010 at 2:45 pm
soulrebel SILVER, Birmingham, Alabama
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Favorite Quote:
"Don't tell me the sky is the limit when i can see footprints on the moon."

This book review is awesome!!!! Keep up the good work. I think I'm going to read Angels and Demons.


on Oct. 9 2010 at 11:01 am
EmilyClark BRONZE, Wayne, Pennsylvania
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I didn't like the book that much because I thought the style wasn't very good. I liked your review though and the way the language flows!

on Sep. 17 2010 at 8:53 am
Cool... I'll probabaly check it out... Ey man, not bad writing... Love how you knew how to grasp us while telling how the book was able to grasp you... Nice...

Wikihook said...
on May. 30 2010 at 3:01 pm
yep a good book I also read an article very intristing here

on May. 8 2010 at 8:51 am
sunnyhunny PLATINUM, Litchfield, New Hampshire
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Favorite Quote:
"An eye for an eye makes the whole world blind."

Loved this book!  I liked the Da Vinci Code better though because I like history more than science, and this one is more science-oriented.  Still, amazing book.

PrimerX said...
on Feb. 1 2010 at 8:28 am
Its a sick awsome beast book

on Jan. 27 2010 at 12:31 pm
dReameRboy13 SILVER, Tarrs, Pennsylvania
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Favorite Quote:
"Live for tomorrow if not today, because things could always be worse, but you never know what tomorrow may hold... it could be the most important day of your life."

If you all liked The Da Vinci Code, and Angels and Demons, The Lost Symbol is a MUST READ!

on Nov. 20 2009 at 12:04 pm
eddsworldrocks, Louisville, Kentucky
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Favorite Quote:
I sleep a lot

wicked! Uh oh nap attack! zzzzzzzzzz

Anj16 GOLD said...
on Nov. 13 2009 at 11:25 am
Anj16 GOLD, Eagan, Minnesota
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Angels and Demons is genius.

on Jul. 18 2009 at 6:14 pm
jesss2009 SILVER, Kearny, New Jersey
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this book was amazing i still have to watch the movie to see how it is!

on Jul. 18 2009 at 1:52 pm
TheHandThatWieldsThePen SILVER, Shapleigh, Maine
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Favorite Quote:
"Let's waste time
chasing cars
around our heads."
--Chasing Cars by Snow Patrol

"I do believe it's true
there are roads left in both of our shoes
if the silence take you then I hope it takes me too."
--Soul Meets Body by Death Cab For Cutie

I haven't read the book, but I have seen the movie. I thought the movie was really good, but my friend, who HAS read the book, said that they messed up a lot of parts.

TrulySecrets said...
on Jun. 9 2009 at 1:32 am
TrulySecrets, West Linn, Oregon
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Favorite Quote:
"Being the freak that I am..." TrulySecrets

I have read The Ad Vinci Code, is was a great piece of work. I still have to read Angels and Demons.

mimi:) said...
on May. 24 2009 at 8:22 pm
this movie was worth seeing but not worth buying when it comes out

on May. 18 2009 at 1:28 pm
CressFerriera GOLD, Richmondville, New York
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The movie came out! I read the book a few years ago

Whitney GOLD said...
on May. 15 2009 at 4:48 pm
Whitney GOLD, Carlisle, Indiana
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I just starting reading it today. It's a little confusing. I hope it's not like that throughout the entire book.