Like most of the Dan Brown books, the writing and characterization are bad, the plot is silly, and yet the book is a page turner. I think it's because of his cinematic style which goes something like this: 'She opened the door and, to her amazement, she saw.....' If your human, you can't wait to find out what she saw. I certainly didn't admire the book but I was entertained by it.
Another one-day in the life of adventure - where everyone dies and some come back from the dead.
I LIKE because I trust Dan Brown's work to fulfill exactly what I seek in a good suspense novel. And he didn't disappoint.
The visuals are terrific and the story TOO CLOSE to present day reality considering it was written long before Assange, Manning, Blake or Snowden. I was hoping all along that the fortress would blow up and set us all free.
Anyone enjoying Dan Brown will nit be disappointed to read this fast-moving, spinning, gripping novel.
I found the book interesting but not fantastic. The main female character was lame. It would have have been better to see a bit more spunk in her, instead she was pretty weak at times. She would fight the villain and then regress ... The characters in the book were supposed to be above average in intelligence, but I found their reasoning in certain situations really stupid (I'm trying not to give away the plot) ... there was no background why they did what they did ... no explanations for their reasoning ... it was like watching a mediocre movie ... cut in the wrong places so you had no idea what was going on ... You would get tid bits in the conversations .... but you were left hanging ...
I also found the whole concept a bit unrealistic, knowing the protocls of the nsa I could not see the scenarios presented in the book. Great idea but lame story line. Its not too bad of a read, Dan Brown keeps you in suspense like usual but unrealistic. cheers
I enjoyed this book even more than Deception Point, which is saying a lot because I really loved that one. So many twists and turns here. Keeps you guessing right until the very last page. I read it in record time as well because I just couldn't put it down. Highly recommend!