Angels and Demons, Dan Brown

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4 Responses to “Angels and Demons, Dan Brown”

  1. Sarabeth P. Says:

    Summary: Robert Langdon, a Harvard symbologist, is summoned to CERN, a science campus where they need him to help with a murder. The man was murdered because he had created, with his daughter Vittoria, a substance called antimatter, which was stolen. Robert and Vittoria travel to Rome to follow the path of the long lost Illuminati, the prime suspect of the murder. If Robert cannot find the antimatter in time not only will four cardinals of the church die but all of Vatican City will be destroyed by the non-matter in front of an annoying tv crew and the rest of the world.

    Evaluation: I was completely enthralled in the story wherever it led. The amazing art of the Illuminati symbols were confusing but brilliant and added to the plot. It was gripping how you never really knew who was on the good side or who was evil underneath their fronts. I was on the edge of my seat with, every page and it was so realistic that I fell in love with the characters. I look forward to reading more by this author and I highly suggest this to anybody willing to commit!

    Rating: 5 stars

    Recommendations: The Da Vinci Code, Lord of the Rings, Animal Farm, Deception Point

  2. Sophia S. Says:

    Summary: Angels and Demons starts off with a Harvard symbologist named Robert Langdon who gets a mysterious call that brings him to a Swiss research science facility called CERN to analyze the murder of a man with a mysterious brand on his chest. From there, he goes deeper into the heart of Rome and the Vatican and the untold secrets yet to be unveiled from the Bernini statues to the path of the Illuminati. The church now faces the fear of being lost into the sciences, or growing more powerful than ever before, being lead by the infamous and yet eerily mysterious Camerlengo Ventresca whose only parent had died when he was younger. Throughout the book, Robert must follow the path of Illuminati, tracking a murderer who kills the four cardinals at the churches with a dangerous intent.

    Reflection: I absolutely loved this book beyond a doubt. The way that Dan Brown wrote the book made it seem that something like this could actually happen. Every last detail is so specific that nothing and everything made sense at once. His thought process and the way he put his chapters kept me hanging on to every last word, and the characters that he developed were so very real and imperfect. I really like the way that he twisted both science and religion together (both ideas that are completely opposite), and then brought up some really good points that people don’t usually think about when on the two subjects. He really got to both sides of the story.

    Rating: 5 stars

    Recommendations: The Hot Zone, The City of Bone Series, The Infernal Devices Series

  3. Doria N. Says:

    Summary: Angels and Demons is an epic adventure that follows Robert Langdon on a whirlwind journey under the pretense of murder. A scientist is killed and the hidden project he’s been working on may be the cause: antimatter. A mysterious group known as the Illuminati, seems to have gotten hold of some of the antimatter. Antimatter is hidden within Vatican City, and it’s enough to cause serious damage during the crowed people packed time of papal election. Unstable antimatter could burst and cause major damage if Langdon and his team can’t find the antimatter in time.

    Review: I really enjoyed the action packed nature of this book. It was an intellectually intriguing mystery that kept me guessing the whole way through. Langdon is a character with great depth who is the perfect protagonist in this epic tale. Throughout the entire book, you’re never sure who’s good and who’s bad, and that keeps you on the edge of your seat.

    Rating: ***** (5 stars)

    Recommendations: The Da Vinci Code, Harry Potter Series, The Hunger Games Series, and Lord of the Rings Series

  4. Lia S. Says:

    Summary: Angels and Demons is a story that follows Robert Langdon who is called upon by CERN, a place dedicated to science. One of the scientists has been murdered. This scientist and his daughter had been working on creating antimatter. A secret organization, known as the Illuminati, steals enough antimatter that if activated can devestate an entire city. They plant a vacuum canister that has this droplet into a secret vault in the Vatican City just as a new pope is going to be elected. It is set with a timer to activate within hours. Langdon and some others from CERN rush against time to reset the timer and bring the Illuminati agent who planted it in the Vatican to justice.

    Evaluation: It was a bit of an oddly paced story. The first few chapters had days squished into them while the rest of this twenty or so chaptered book was the rush to find both the “Hassasin” and the antimatter canister. I didn’t mind that so much, though. Overall, the book was written well and the story was thrilling to read. The ambigrams that went along with the story were beautiful and I found myself turning the book over and over again in awe of them.

    Rating: 4.5 stars

    Suggestions: The Clockwork Angel, Identical, Specials, Extras, The Lost Hero

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