just wondering if you guys think that the movie will be as good as the book. and have you guys read any of Dan Browns other books. the only one i have read so far is this one and i wanted to know if i should bother with any of his other ones.
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AEMRICH wrote:just wondering if you guys think that the movie will be as good as the book. and have you guys read any of Dan Browns other books. the only one i have read so far is this one and i wanted to know if i should bother with any of his other ones.
his books are okay. The Da Vinci Code has a lot of hype, but Angels and Demons is much better. But as you read his books you'll realize that he's a very predictable author. I've also read Digital Fortress, it was okay, haven't touched Deception Point yet, and i'm waiting for The Solomon's Key to come out, his next book. My advice, read Clive Cussler, i love his books. IMO he puts Dan Brown to shame.
da1chipo wrote:Well considering I didn't like the book....and I won't have to put up with stupid cliffhangers at the end of all 800 chapters...yeah, I think it can be better.
Dan Brown wrote:Chapter 234
Before he realized, it was too late. His car was speeding towards the edge of the cliff, and the brakes weren't working.
And he flew off the cliff.
He saw that the doors were unlocked, opened them, and jumped out. It was then he realized he had no parachute.
I actually liked DaVinci Code but that is spot on and really funny. Angels and Demons is far better but less well known for some reason. I liked his other two, deception point and Digital Fortress. I thought the ending of DP was good but that of DF was kinda contrived.
I've never read Clive Cussler but apparently he wrote Sahara and the movie was based on it and I really liked the movie. I mean it wasn't some cinematic masterpiece but it was really entertaining and I think that kind of movie definitely has its place. I've been meaning to get one of his books but I never seem to remember when I'm at borders or something.
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crapshooter wrote:I haven't read the book but was actually considering buying it this week....would anyone else reccommend it...or tell me not to bother?
I would recommend buying it and reading it. I read it and I enjoyed it. In fact, I devoured it in just 3 or 4 days.
I kind of thought of it as junk food for my brain. It's the type of book where the author takes your hand and leads you from one event to another and tells you everything you need to know about the characters- nothing that requires any heavy thinkin' at all.
But it's a fun, fast paced story and the puzzles are fun to try and figure out. Read it the first chapter, and if it doesn't capture your attention, then it's not the book for you.
I read a lot and Dan Brown is perhaps the worst writer that I have ever read. No offence to anybody that liked his books but I just barely managed to finish Angels and Demons and only started Da Vinci because everybody seemed to like it - but I couldn't finish it. Besides all of the cliff hangers, every character is a stereotype and he uses 3 adverbs and 4 adjectives in every sentence.
The book was written like a movie so I am guessing that the movie is going to be ten times better than the book. The main character is supposed to be Indiana Jones without a whip - so if you liked Indy and you like Tom Hanks (I like both) you will probably like the movie.