Angels and Demons Kindle Edition by Dan Brown Click Here to Download the Book When world-renowned Harvard symbologist Robert Langdon is summoned to a Swiss research facility to analyze a mysterious symbol—seared into the chest of a murdered physicist—he discovers evidence of the unimaginable: the resurgence of an ancient secret brotherhood known as the Illuminati...the most powerful underground organization ever to walk the earth. The Illuminati has now surfaced to carry out the final phase of its legendary vendetta against its most hated enemy—the Catholic Church. Langdon’s worst fears are confirmed on the eve of the ’s holy conclave, when a messenger of the Illuminati announces they have hidden an unstoppable time bomb at the very heart of Vatican City. With the countdown under way, Langdon jets to Rome to join forces with Vittoria Vetra, a beautiful and mysterious Italian scientist, to assist the Vatican in a desperate bid for survival. Embarking on a frantic hunt through sealed crypts, dangerous catacombs, deserted cathedrals, and even the most secretive vault on earth, Langdon and Vetra follow a 400-year-old trail of ancient symbols that snakes across Rome toward the long-forgotten Illuminati lair...a clandestine location that contains the only hope for Vatican salvation.
Reviews Thoroughly enjoyable. As usual, Brown weaves a masterful mix of literature, history and art to create a seemingly plausible story which wonderfully captivates the reader as the puzzles slowly unravel. You will enjoy reading the story, though need to remember that this is entirely fiction and there are certainly some pro/anti religious undertones within the novel. Having read Dan Brown books before (Da Vinci Code to name one), the general plot and all of its twists are new but still in the same general style as his other novels. You can easily guess certain aspects of the story just by being familiar with Brown's style but the novel is thoroughly enjoyable none the less.
I really enjoyed the journey Dan Brown took me with Angels & Demons. All over Rome we went, in search for the antimatter. Not a single dull moment. It's truly a page turner and the multiple pov gave me a clearer understanding about the rules that govern the Vatican City. And the revelation about the carmenlengo was mindfucking. And I wasn't even referring to him planning this whole 'miracle'. I sure am glad I have watched the movie a couple of times, and that I bought A&D with illustrations. Certain artifacts and literature were really hard to conjure up in your mind. So the illustrations and my memories significantly helped me through this book. Love this one and I can't wait to start The Da Vinci Code. But for now, I'm gonna need some chick lit.
I hadn't until recently seen the Da Vinci Code because I heard so many mixed reviews about it... When I saw it, I really got into it ( I hadn't read the book yet because I'd heard bad things about the story of the movie...) So of course then I wanted to read it! I've been on a James Patterson kick and wanted to finish a series of his I was working on, so I just hadn't gotten around to it by the time my brother-in-law brought me Angels & Demons. After looking into it, this was actually written before Da Vinci Code, but appaarently other than the same character, you could read as stand alone books. To be honest I can't remember much of the previews for the movie to this one, which I think is a good thing... anymore I hate hearing reviews of movies or books, because I find so often they're not at all what I think of the books/movie. I guess I better get back on point here... I loved the book! I love the short chapters that always end in cliffhangers. The suspense was great. The details and history were very interesting. Dan Brown wrote it in a way that kept your interest, didn't give you too much so that it bored you. Same with the background on the characters. Hard to believe the whole book takes place in a 24 hour period, but hey, it was a good read. Obviously the book is fictional, but the matter of the story definitely makes you stop and think. I like it when a books hits home like that.
A great read. I'm definitely interested in seeing the movie now. I can see where it would make a great suspense/action thriller.
Robert Langdon gets called 3:30 in the morning, and is summoned to investigate a dead body, with a brand on it. An Illuminati brand. Langdon travels to CERN to investigate this murder. But something important has vanished, that is this substance called antimatter which very bad. Antimatter is very dangerous. Robert Langdon is a symbologist, and he travels to the Vatican, because that is where the Illuminati plans to attack! The Illuminati is a group of people who are against any religion, and do terrorist acts to be rid the religion. The Illuminati hits the Vatican, Langdon travels to Rome and tries to protect the Cardinals and Pope, and find once again, the mysterious antimatter! Langdon's conflicts are that, well, very discreetly. You can tell that he has a slight inkling of a crush on Vittoria. A woman who is helping him on his investigation. Her father was the one that was murdered. I can connect the anti-religion thing to a lot of people. For ex. when the Native Americans had their own religion. The Spaniards, and English etc. Came and tried to turn them out of their religion and convert them to Catholic or Christian. And that is anti-religion. But only caring for your own religion, not anyone elses. Which isn't good. I would give this book 5 stars. It was extermely well written and very gory at some parts, but it was very good. It had a nice prophecy. Was never to confusing. It was an extremely satisfying story. I would reccomed it to anyone who likes a ince murder mystery
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