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Old 01-16-2013, 10:09 AM   #1
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Got an email from Amazon saying Dan Brown's Inferno will be released May 14.

Anyone else going to read it?

Let the rants begin.
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Old 01-16-2013, 10:12 AM   #2
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Damn..! I am sure I will read it (and rant too).
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Old 01-16-2013, 10:22 AM   #3
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This is one where I will violate my pricing guidelines.
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Old 01-16-2013, 10:41 AM   #4
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Not me though I can wait for the price to come down. And I will read it in spite of the reviews it receives.
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Old 01-16-2013, 11:31 AM   #5
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Luckily I never cared for Dan Brown. (Read the Davinci Code and didn't like it) I especially don't care for the price of this ebook. No way I am paying that for any ebook.
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Old 01-16-2013, 11:37 AM   #6
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Not to steer this thread towards Dan Brown bashing but I really liked the story of Dan Brown when I read it for the first time. Unfortunately I read it for the second time and it spoilt all the fun I had the first time
Reminder to me - Never re-read Dan Brown.
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Old 01-16-2013, 12:30 PM   #7
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His books are always good escapist fun, if one doesn't take them too seriously.
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Old 01-16-2013, 03:09 PM   #8
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I read Da Vinci Code. I've done my time. Don't make me go back.

I did quite enjoy the underlying "secret" stuff in DVC, but the writing was jarringly bad, and it turned out that the meat of the story all came from someone else's "non-fiction" book anyway.
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Old 01-16-2013, 04:20 PM   #9
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I've read them all. Very formulaic and I got tired of them quickly. Read the last one only because I have a mild interest in the Masons. Didn't like it much, just seemed way to try hardish. Like he was desperate to show some major surprising historical conspiracy with an amazing secret all out of something that was just kind of blah. Probably wont read this one but if someone lends it to me and I've got nothing else to read at the time who knows.
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Old 01-16-2013, 08:33 PM   #10
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I'll pass. I'm not really a fan.
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Old 01-17-2013, 05:43 AM   #11
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His books are always good escapist fun, if one doesn't take them too seriously.
Agreed, with emphasis on the "don't take them too seriously part"

They're "badly" written (by which I mean you can see the workings - the author's tricks he uses are there for all to see, where a technically better writer would conceal them), full of logical and technical errors and largely ridiculous, but I do find them strangely addictive and I'll certainly be reading the new one.

"Digital Fortress" is particularly daft - full of fundamental conceptual and technical errors regarding computing in general and compression in particular. I still enjoyed it, though.

If you like Dan Brown's stuff and want something in a similar escapist vein, but better written, I'd suggest MobileRead member Boyd Morrison's work - well worth a visit.

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Old 01-17-2013, 06:50 AM   #12
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I enjoyed 'Da Vinci Code' and 'Angels and Demons' though they were a bit too fast-paced for me.
Wonder what the Inferno is about.
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Old 01-17-2013, 06:55 AM   #13
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Something to do with Dante's work, perhaps? Mystical secrets hidden in the "Divine Comedy"?
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Old 01-18-2013, 04:01 AM   #14
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Got an email from Amazon saying Dan Brown's Inferno will be released May 14.

Anyone else going to read it?

Let the rants begin.
I will have to say that I will wait for the movie.
My lady friend may read it first.
I have found the movies better. More interesting.
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I have read a few Dan Brown books on the recommendation of a coworker. The obvious factual errors distract me too much to get immersed in the stories.
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