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Subject: The Da Vinci Code
Date Posted: 9/27/2008 6:05 PM ET
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So I think I am the last person on earth to have read this book (I just finished it last night) but I enjoyed it. I went out and bought Angels and Demons when I was halfway through Code and now I'm looking forward to starting it. I was wondering though, is this a series that Dan Brown will be continuing past two books? Does anyone know?
Date Posted: 9/27/2008 9:31 PM ET
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Date Posted: 9/27/2008 11:10 PM ET
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Well duh, I should have just looked at his sight. Thanks! I hope he comes out with another one..though I would think it would be difficult because people will expect a lot. One on US soil sounds interesting...I like it when I know where they are talking about.
Date Posted: 9/28/2008 8:09 AM ET
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Date Posted: 9/28/2008 3:07 PM ET
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I know I would get cold feet. lol Has anyone read his other stuff (non-Robert Langdon books)? I saw them in the used book store and almost picked one up.
Date Posted: 9/28/2008 6:21 PM ET
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I have two of his other books here: Digital Fortress and...um....the name of the other escapes me at the moment.  They aren't bad, but certainly not as captivating as Angels and Demons or The Da Vinci Code were, in my opinion.   If you can pick them up for really cheap and are interested, by all means grab them, but otherwise don't bother.  I bought Digital Fortress for full price (gasp!) at one point, and regretted it.  It was SO predictable.  Seriously....you know the entire plot, how it will end, etc. by about page 12.  Still an enjoyable read for the journey, just don't expect any surprises.  The other that I can't remember the name of was about the same.  Dan Brown is improving with age as far as plot twists go, I think.

Date Posted: 9/28/2008 10:04 PM ET
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hmm well I think I'll place those pretty low on my list of books to read next. I liked the Da Vinci Code partially because there was enough that I could figure out but there were still a couple of surprises that I didn't expect. It was a good mixture...I don't like to know everything but I like to figure out some of it! Oh, I also heard he was sued for plagarism of something? I wonder if that's what's stalled the next book?
Date Posted: 9/30/2008 3:48 PM ET
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Angels & Demons was my favorite and then Da Vinci Code.  I liked Deception Point better than Digital Fortress

it has been awhile since I read them though!

Date Posted: 9/30/2008 4:17 PM ET
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I liked both Angels & Demons and The DaVinci Code a lot, but the other two left me flat. In fact, I didn't even finish Digital Fortress, it was so bad. But I think that was his first book--you could definitely see that he'd grown as a writer since then. I do hope he comes up with another Robert Langdon book too, but I can imagine the pressure must be immense!

Cheryl

Date Posted: 9/30/2008 8:49 PM ET
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I've owned The Da Vinci Code for several years, but put off reading it because: (1) I felt like I already knew the story given the enormous amount of publicity and discussion the book generated, and (2) I had seen the movie - and hated it.

But last August I decided to go for it.  The book had sat on my TBR long enough and was getting dusty!    And I wasn't disappointed at all!  The book is much, much, much better than the movie.   And while I don't always like it when movies change the ending of a book, in this case I was happy.  Since the ending of the book is different than the movie, it was all a surprise to me - which was great :-)

Date Posted: 10/1/2008 2:14 AM ET
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I haven't seen the movie. I'm surprised to hear that it ended differently though...how did they end the movie? by the way...I HATE it when movies do that. Is it really so hard to stick to the book's plot? I mean, come on now! It was written that way for a reason! ugh. :)
Date Posted: 10/1/2008 11:19 PM ET
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I completely agree with Leslie, liked them in the same order, as well.  DH & I were both very dissappointed that he hasn't put out another book.  I didn't love the movie either, but I think its b/c Tom Hanks didn't fit my image of Langdon.

Date Posted: 10/2/2008 12:22 PM ET
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I thought the movie was ok but almost always prefer the book to the movie, so will either not see the movie or not read the book

Date Posted: 10/4/2008 7:24 AM ET
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I have both books DaVinci Code and Angels & Demons. I must say they were the strangest I have ever read, especially being Catholic. But that doesn't mean I didn't enjoy them. You need to just read them as fiction, at least I do. But they both really kept you on your toes and really intriguing. I couldn't wait to get back to them.

I have to agree, the book was so much better than the movie. There was so much more explanation in the book. The movie I found just fair.

As for a series, I haven't heard of any......

But if anyone is still looking for these two books, they are on my shelf.

Matt C. (mattc) - ,
Date Posted: 10/4/2008 10:24 PM ET
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Fantasticfiction has showed a book called The Solomon Key as forthcoming for years.  I read all four of Dan Brown's books, but I haven't decided whether or not I'll read more.  Super-short cliffhanger chapters aren't my thing. 

Subject: Historical Puzzle Thrillers
Date Posted: 3/10/2009 6:29 AM ET
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Here's three in the general Angels & DaVinci category that I particularly enjoyed ~ and there's more:  I keep them on their own special shelf ;) 

Jonathan Rabb ~ The Overseer

Ian Caldwell & Dustin Thomason ~ The Rule of Four

Richard Doetsch ~ Thieves of Heaven

Date Posted: 3/15/2009 12:27 AM ET
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I have read both books "DaVinci Code and Angels & Demons". They were the strangest books I have ever read. I must be one of the few people that didn't enjoy them.