Here is another book on the review column and this time, it’s Dan Brown. In the last minute, I’ve taken out this book from home, wiped off the dust and still can smell the dust all the way to my room away from home. (Just kidding) Four years wrapped dust is there but still it’s in purrrrrrfect condition and it’s my favourite one of all Dan Brown series.
Hello Dan Brown!
Amherst Graduate and Philips Exeter Academy pass out has taught English and creative writing till today. He lives in New England and can be found on the web at http://www.danbrown.com. YES, that’s the website you can find him.
When a world renowned scientist on a mission to discover World’s powerful energy source is found brutally murdered in CERN (Switzerland ‘s Conseil European pour la Recherche Nucleaire), a Harvard Professor Robert Langdon is summoned to identify the mysterious symbol seared into the dead man’s chest. He concluded it’s the work done by an Illuminati, a secret brotherhood presumed extinct ages ago now reborn to work against their sworn enemy, Catholics Church.
In Rome, the college of cardinals assembles to elect a new pope. Yet somewhere within the walls of Vatican, an unstoppable bomb of terrifying power relentlessly counts down to on=blivion. While the minutes tick away, Langdon joins forces with Vittoria Vetra, a beautiful and mysterious Italian scientist, to decipher the labyrinthine trail of ancient symbols that snakes across Rome to the long-forgotten Illuminati lair a secret refuge wherein lies the only hope for the Vatican.
But, with each revelation comes another twist, another turn in the lot, which leaves Langdon and Vetra reeling and at the mercy of a seemingly invincible enemy.
MY PART OF SCRUTINIZING THE PLOT:
For all those who reads Science-Tech and major Religious genre may thoroughly enjoy his way of writing, bound in a mysterious love spell. The best part of story plot is how profoundly the characters description as if the writer knew what he wanted to cast from the beginning till end with no pause. Continuing to the storyline, the beginning may be slow paced for readers who aren’t quite attributed to Mr.Brown’s writing. Somewhere in the middle, you may get lost in his story. A total ‘Adrenaline rush’!
A WAR! A BATTLE between SCIENCE and RELIGION
Dan Brown TAKES US into a ride all over Vatican City as if you’re inside the big world and solving a puzzle while racing against time. He is clever too, with time to time chuckling to his witty one liners and that character Robert Langdon damn-enthralling!
And finally there are some catchy lines or phrases:
“The silence that followed might as well have been thunder.”
“Fear cripples faster than any implement of war”
“Science and Religion are not at odds.
science is simply too young to understand”
“Science may have alleviated the miseries of disease and drudgery and provided an array of gadgetry for our entertainment and convenience, but it has left us in a world without wonder. Our sunsets have been reduced to wavelengths and frequencies… Even the technology that unites us, divides us. We are electronically connected to the globe and yet we feel utterly alone. Skepticism has become a virtue. Is it any wonder that humans now feel more depressed and defeated than at any point in human history? Does science hold anything sacred? Science looks for answers by probing our unborn fetuses and presumes to rearrange our own DNA. It shatters God’s world into smaller and smaller pieces in quest of meaning…and all it finds is more questions.
The ancient war between science and religion is over. Science has won…
Mankind took thousands of years to progress from the wheel to the car and only decades from the car to space… We measure scientific progress in weeks… The rift between us grows deeper and deeper, and as religion is left behind, people find themselves in a spiritual void. WE cry out for meaning… We see UFO’s, have spirit contact, and out of body experiences… They are a desperate cry of the modern soul, lonely and tormented, crippled by its own enlightenment and its inability to accept meaning in anything removed from technology…”
We all are ‘a cosmic accident’ according to DAN Brown. #419-420 (And I’M LIKING IT :D)
Out of all the best quoted,
“Faith is universal. Our specific methods for understanding it are arbitrary. Some of us pray to Jesus, some of us go to Mecca, some of us study subatomic particles. In the end, we all are just searching for truth, that which is greater for ourselves.”
OVERALL I LOVE this ACTION THRILLER ! 5/5
Been out for three months as I’ve joined postGraduation and Lately, I’d been thinking of changing a bit and pieces of myself like more writing down rather blogging or a mix as I’ve been quite low all these days. So hoping for a change. Only thing is it’s a BIG QUESTION!