Angels and Demons by Dan Brown
Name: Harleen Pasricha (10 years)
School: Springdales School, Dhaula Kuan, New Delhi
Dan Brown is one of the most consistent excellent writers in the suspense – thriller genre. He always adds something extra to his novels besides an original fast paced plot. Angels and Demons introduces the character of Robert Langdon , professor of religious symbology and art history at Harvard University who is summoned by a Swiss Research Facility to analyze a cryptic symbol seared into the chest of a murdered physicist. What he discovers is unimaginable: a deadly vendetta against the Catholic Church by a centuries old underground organization – the ILLUMINATI. Desperate to save the Vatican from a powerful time bomb, Langdon joins forces in Rome with the beautiful and mysterious scientist, Victoria Vetra. Together they embark on a frantic hunt through sealed crypts, dangerous catacombs, deserted cathedrals and the most secretive vault on earth – the long forgotten Illuminati lair. Angels and Demons is an exceedingly clever and fascinating novel. The ambigrams contribute to the compelling blend of history and page turning suspense. Dan Brown has been brave enough to write a novel which might offend the Catholics. While some judicious editing might have made it a tighter and more focused novel, Angels and Demons is still a highly enjoyable read. For those who love plot driven novels and mysteries full of strange bits of information that tie the plot together, grab a copy and find a comfortable chair. It’s time well spent.