Review: Brown’s Angels and Demons

Angels & Demons – Movie Tie-In
Dan Brown

In my attempt to understand America, I read Dan Brown’s Angels and Demons
1. It is terribly written. There, I said it. Now to be fair, I don’t know if I could have written it. For many reasons. I couldn’t sustain the level of cliff hanger chapters, or reference to the heroine’s lithe yoga body or the allusions to sinister revelations to come. Perhaps this means I have taste for a different kind of literature. Perhaps this means I will never make millions writing novels.

2. I’m intrigued by people’s fascination with the Catholic Church. Conspiracy theories give meaning to a largely meaningless and fucked up world and while I am sure most of the people who read this stuff don’t think the Illuminati are real and planning to take over the world, the fact that they are eating up a book about a bunch of nerds and bishops is interesting. The lasting nature of the Vatican and the Catholic Church as a symbol of mystery and secrets is fascinating, especially in a world where the Catholic Church is more and more irrelevant all the time.

Not recommended.


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Scholar, gentleman, jock. I run the website Milo and the Calf. There you will find the Boston Qualifier Questionnaire where runners share their stories of qualifying for the Boston Marathon. You'll also find my thoughts on endurance sports, ancient history, Judaism, and hundreds of book reviews.
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