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Old 15-09-2009, 22:01   #61
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Picked up a bookplated signed copy from Waterstone's Piccadilly London this morning !
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Old 16-09-2009, 06:51   #62
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oh well i enjoyed it

no real spoilers/plot details but it was a good fast read. did amuse me how he called the charachters their full names when mentioning them, even after 200 pages where we probably won't be confused as to who they are.

And i MUST play Fallout 3 again tonight, i feel the need to explore some of its DC buildings again
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Old 16-09-2009, 08:41   #63
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its always good to share

the reading starts in 45 mins. is anyone else reading this or have a copy?
OK - should qualify - I have read all the others - Deception Point and Digital Fortress I liked - Da Vinci Code not so much and struggled to finish Angels & Demons, got bored with it - this new one just seems like more of the same, is all.

I have so many books I haven't read yet that this would be at the end of a very long list.......
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Old 16-09-2009, 09:33   #64
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I was tempted to buy this when I saw it for £7 in Tesco's, but I have a stack of books to read already.
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Page 84 so far. Seems fun (though a bit repetitive) enough so far. He really needs to take his mouse cursor off the italics button though.
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Old 16-09-2009, 16:14   #66
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wasn;t deception point set on some sort of northern artic station?
Yes, it is.
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Old 01-10-2009, 13:36   #67
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Hmmmmm, I guess this was ok. Plot structure is far too similar to DaVinci & A&D, also the science & "facts" that are littered throughout the book are less interesting than his previous efforts.

I did try & picture the inevitable movie while reading this & like the others, i don't think it'll transfer well. The bad guy is wonderfully loopy however & I look forward to whoever gets to sink their teeth into that role.

On a scale of 1-10, for entertainment value, I'd score A&D an 8, DaVinci a 7 ... and this i'd score a 5.
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I'm not really a Dan Brown fan, but I have read the Da Vinci Code and I think it was fine if you went into it with the right expectations.

I read The Lost Symbol a couple of weeks ago and while I found one or two parts of the story quite gripping for the most part it was rather dull, prone to waffle and extremely similar to The Da Vinci Code in a number of ways. Several of the key characters from this new book have clearly been lifted from the previous book and just tweaked ever so slightly.

There were also some truly terrible sentences in it, one in particular that caused me to laugh:



Towards the end of the book I noticed myself willing it to be over as I just seemed to lose much of my enthusiasm, I began to find the needless waffling rather irritating.

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Old 11-10-2009, 08:34   #69
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i need to replay fallout 3 and go and visit
to see if its the same as in the book.

it was an enjoyable romp, it did feel samey to the previous 2 (as does most genre type works) it will make a good film
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Finished it this morning, thought it was ok for the most part, but have to agree with Pythons about willing it to finish towards the end of the book
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It was bloody predictable, I'll say that for it. I predicted the hidden location of the 'word' as soon as I realised where the book was set, and the 'twist' was also blindingly obvious. Some of the writing was just diabolical, my personal favourite being 'That's not gibberish ... it's Latin!', from a symbologist to an apparently eminent scientist.

Readable enough, but trashier than A&D or TDC in my view.
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It was bloody predictable, I'll say that for it. I predicted the hidden location of the 'word' as soon as I realised where the book was set, and the 'twist' was also blindingly obvious. Some of the writing was just diabolical, my personal favourite being 'That's not gibberish ... it's Latin!', from a symbologist to an apparently eminent scientist.

Readable enough, but trashier than A&D or TDC in my view.
I lost the will to complete this about halfway through but I am assuming that:



If someone can confirm this hugely obvious "twist" then I need not bother reading the rest
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Old 15-10-2009, 13:13   #74
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thats not exastly a twist, not sure there are any big ones in this.



if you read it expecting to hate it, then you probably will. If you enjoyed the last 2, you will probably enjoy it in a more of the same sort of way. no point reading it if you hate his other stuff
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I finished this at the weekend and though it was pretty poor, I don't have a big problem with his writing like many but I just thought the story was way too similar to TDVC. The ending dragged and was just a load of tosh in the end.
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Have to agree with the others, I lost interest in it but kept reading in the hope it would get better
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Bit of a bump, i got a call last week from the library saying my reservation was ready to pick up. I think I made it around November, but there was no way I was going to pay for this and had totally forgotten about it anyway.

As for the book, I think its his weakest by far. The last few chapters dragged on far too much and if someone asked me to explain what the lost symbol was I doubt I could as the ending was so dull I think i may have been half asleep.
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got to love the library's for these sort of reads

Actually i can't remember what the lost symbol was. I may have to re-read it less slowly to remember what happened.
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Just finished this as my first book on the iPad. It was OK - at points I was wishing I could just get it over with, though at other points I quite enjoyed it.

I thought the ending was a tad ridiculous though....
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I see the illustrated edition is up for pre-order. I have both illustrated editions of TDVC and A&D and think they're pretty good - very interesting to see pictures of the places/objects talked about.

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