Book Review of Angels & Demons (Robert Langdon, Bk 1)

Angels & Demons (Robert Langdon, Bk 1)
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This is actually the PREquel to the da Vinci Code. It is much less convincing as a story, and has some big holes in it. The basic outline is pretty much the same: Prof. Langdon is called to CERN to puzzle out a strange symbol carved (no - that's the dV Code) eh ... branded into a murdered scientist's chest. Together with a pretty scientist he follows the trail, leading to and around Rome. Ultimately, he has to save the damsel in distress.

There is a short explanatory story given about the main villain's reason for committing his deed, which is rather unnecessary and seems to have been an afterthought.

All in all: don't waste your time on this one - just watch the movie. It's too predictable anyway.