Saturday, January 25, 2014
by Dan Brown
Even though I didn't enjoy his last Book the Lost Symbol that much, I was happy to give this book a try. I usually really enjoy his style of writing. It seemed to take me forever to finish this book but it is over a 100 chapters long so that is no big surprise!
I would say that I enjoyed this story much more then the Lost Symbol. As always I found all the history and symbolism fascinating. Even though the book was long, the story was fast paced and kept me intrigued the entire time.
I didn't really buy the whole premise of over-population causing the abrupt extinction of humans in the near future (especially since there are countries where population is actually decreasing) but I reminded myself that this was a fictional story and it did make for a riveting story. Or maybe I'm just in denial, like one of the the characters in the book says, because it is easier to just not worry about it.
Either way I don't think this book is truly just about dealing with the consequences of overpopulation. It is about following clues and trying to stop a mad man from completing his final mission. I think the reason why I like Dan Brown's books so much is that I like following the clues and discovering what comes next.