Akifusa Nakazawa Nakazawa itibaren Hargill, TX, Birleşik Devletler
One of the signs of a good book is its ability to grow with the reader. I read this book a long time ago and was caught up in the characters, emotion and the energy of the story, but it has been one of the few novels that has moved with me as I have changed. It couples simple entertainment with thought provoking themes seamlessly. There is something in the soul of this book that resonates with who I am.
I know, I know. Seriously, although as much as I am loathe to admit this, this book moved me in a way that surprised me. Yes, some of it is predicatble and cliche. But the writing is good (great, even) and the characters engaged me, and I wanted to keep reading and reading. There was one part that did drag a bit; I was working out in the gym and was so bored by it, I kept a close eye on the clock. After that bit, though, it picked up quite a bit. Very good read. I highly recommend this book. And I haven't seen the movie, so I have nothing to compare it to. That's how I roll.
For one who grew up with an interest in the nexus of secret societies and religion, this book failed to satisfy. I had read all of the background material (Masonic, Templar, Manly P. Hall's stuff) before Dan Brown had thought to author this. So to read how he applied these myths and ledgends was a disappointment. Brown needs to look to Umberto Eco - in fact, I see this story as a hackneyed attempt at simplifying and Americanizing Foucault's Pendulum...