(B) 70% | SatisfactoryNotes: The apotheosis of laugh out loud, sobadit'sgood writing, it's at first enthralling but descends into garish absurdity. Angels Demons (Robert Langdon #1), Dan BrownAngels Demons is a 2000 bestselling mysterythriller novel written by American author Dan Brown and published by Pocket Books and then by Corgi Books The novel introduces the character Robert Langdon, who recurs as the protagonist of Brown's subsequent novels Angels Demons shares many stylistic literary elements with its sequels, such as conspiracies of secret societies, a singleday time frame, and the Catholic Church عنوانها: شیاطین و فرشتگان؛ فرشتگان و شیاطین؛ نویسنده: دن براون؛ تاریخ نخستین خوان: یکی از روزهای سال 2007 میلادیعنوان: شیاطین و فرشتگان؛ نویسنده: دن براون؛ مترجم: نوشین ریشهری؛ تهران، نگارینه، 1385؛ در 488 ص؛ چاپ دوم: تهران، نگارینه، 1395 در در 572 ص، شابک: 9789647533287؛ موضوع: داستانهای نویسندگان امریکایی سده 21 معنوان: فرشتگان و شیاطین؛ نویسنده: دن براون؛ مترجم: علیرضا صدیقی؛ تهران، نشر گستر، 1389 در در 554 ص، شابک: 9786005883183؛ شخصیت «رابرت لانگدون»، و احساسات افراطی او، در باره ی هنر، سمبل شناسی، رمزها، جوامع مخفی، و مناطق خاکستری بین خوبی و بدی، رمان حاضر را شکل داده است، «دن براون» نویسنده ای بسیار باهوش هستند هشدار و اخطار: اگر کتاب را نخوانده اید و میخواهید بخوانید بهتر است ادامه ی نگاره را نخوانید خلاصه ای از ماجرا: استاد نمادشناسی دانشگاه هاروارد، با همراهی دانشمندی زیبا و مرموز به نام: «ویتوریا وترا»، در مورد ارتباط قتل یک فیزیکدان در «سرن»، با یک گروه باستانی به نام اشراقیون، و رابطه ی آنها با «واتیکان» پژوهش میکند؛ که منجر به دفع یک توطئه توسط اشراقیون میشود آنها در نظر دارند، تا واتیکان را به هنگام جلسه ی انتخاب «پاپ»، منفجر کنند آن دو به کشفی نامعقول، کشفی در درون دخمه های مهر و موم شده ترسناک، مقبره های خطرناک، کلیساهای متروک، و اسرارآمیزترین سرداب روی زمین، پناهگاه فراموش شده ی اشراقیون، دست مییابند ا شربیانی I was left STUNNED! Incredibly, this one is the one to top when it comes to adventure history and pace ingenuity.I've recently noticed how much history is revered (rightfully) by the modern authors This is a different type of historical immersion This is about bringing it to the forefront something in the past is incredibly relevant, vital, to the present Everyone but me had read this, after Da Vinci Codethat bitch of an overrated heathenI thought Brown was a phony (in company of Nicholas Sparks, among others) Not so This is a MASTERPIECE indeed I read this in like two sittings All 710 pages of oversized print.I was soooo hooked I recalled many other lesser books that have riveted me This one is so incredibly put together, it is no wonder Brown has been heralded by the general readership, ingrained in the zeitgeist.The awesomeness of this work lies in the battle between science and religion, perhaps one of the most seminal works about that topic It explores this duality literally, symbolically every which way That they are married, both science and religion, is the thesis Brown proves this with the precision of a skilled scientist with the heart of a devout historian. I read this after the drivel that is called Da Vinci Code I decided to give the author another chance, and take on something that maybe wasn't so formulaic No dice I am convinced that Dan Brown does absolutely no research into the subjects he writes about Or if he does, he decides it is not titilating enough for him so he makes it up I mean why even include actual real things in his books if he chooses to ignore any facts about them Opus Dei? I doubt he could spell it Catholic Church? Has he even read any history about the Catholic Church at all? His descriptions of the Church seem to be based on whatever antiCatholic propoganda he could find, Chick Tracts, and superstition So it comes to no surprise that he has 2 massive bestsellers that areor less, antiCatholic Cuz you know, Catholic baiting and prejudice to the Catholic Church is the only real acceptable prejudice left The underlying superstition and hostility towards Catholicism, priests, the Pope, Vatican, etc is very close to the same sentiments that lingered in the decades and centuries before WWII in Europe Think I am overreacting? If someone wrote these books but instead baited the Jews or Muslims there would be a huge outcry Bashing Catholics and depicting them and their history in the way Dan Brown does in these books is outrageous and should be criticized and shunned And I didn't even delve into how awful of a writer he is, did I? The only thingembarassing than his writing that will never be remembered 20 years from now, is the fact that so many people bought into his piece of shit and wasted their time with it Including respectable people like Tom Hanks and Ron Howard There's time you will never get back again Congrats! [ READ EBOOK ] ♎ Angels Demons ☲ When a world renowned scientist is found brutally murdered in a Swiss research facility, a Harvard professor, Robert Langdon, is summoned to identify the mysterious symbol seared onto the dead man's chest His baffling conclusion: it is the work of the Illuminati, a secret brotherhood presumed extinct for nearly four hundred yearsreborn to continue their bitter vendetta against their sworn enemy, the Catholic churchIn Rome, the college of cardinals assembles to elect a new pope Yet somewhere within the walls of the Vatican, an unstoppable bomb of terrifying power relentlessly counts down to oblivion While the minutes tick away, Langdon joins forces with Vittoria Vetra, a beautiful and mysterious Italian scientist, to decipher the labyrinthine trail of ancient symbols that snakes across Rome to the longforgotten Illuminati laira secret refuge wherein lies the only hope for the VaticanBut with each revelation comes another twist, another turn in the plot, which leaves Langdon and Vetra reeling and at the mercy of a seemingly invisible enemy
How did secret societies, associations, cults, and shadow cabinets influence human history and how evolved the first few stone age groups of chief, medicine man, dealer, and strongest soldier until today and will develop in the future? It´s not just the realm of religion that has had its fake news problem since the first primitive cults and sects tens of thousands of years or even longer ago, it´s each field of human activity that was, can, and will be influenced by the dark forces in the background, the puppetmasters influencing the fate of both tribes of thousands or states of billions I can´t say much about the epic, endless science vs faith battle, because I am biased as heck and it would go against the obligation of a responsible reviewer to add too much subjective. Go science, show who is the boss, yes, keep using that chokehold,… A subjective interpretation: I am reading nonfiction for soon over 20 years and must say that much that has been deemed impossible, wrong, or lies, became true and influenced the lives of everyone in massive ways In light of the fact that there is said that the lucky ones of us are living in so called enlightened democracies, one could reverse engineer history and guess how much of, well, everything could be wrong, lies, and pure fiction That it´s the opposite, that many of the weirdo theories about the present and future are the truth and much of what is written in history books are lies I don´t understand the Brown bashing of some people, many authors don´t really care much about the rules of writing or create average quality of consistency, logic, dialogues, and stuff and don´t get criticized for it It might be possible that it´sthe inconvenient topics Browns is using that are activating the bite reflexes and reactionary mental programs The fast paced writing style with many different settings, fine infodumps, cliffhangers, and everything similar to a well written Hollywood blockbuster is nothing people are ranting about as long as it´s not controversial It´s possible that the new editions of the book have been edited and corrected ( I don´t know), as there are some errors regarding the possibility of the involved physics and technology and wrong descriptions But as I know publishing houses, they probably still haven´t invested the money to fix the bugs, even in a multi million selling world bestseller.Tropes show how literature is conceptualized and created and which mixture of elements makes works and genres unique: wiki walk can be as refreshing to the mind as a walk through nature in this completely overrated real life outside books: Dan Brown writes trash, but sometimes trash can have a certain allure Sometimes trash sucks you in as you feel forced to reach the bottom of the rubbish pile and see what secrets it may be hiding And that’s the strongest aspect of his writing, the pull Say what you want about the crazily outlandish plot that’s built upon a nest of poor research and flat characters Say what you want about the antiCatholic undertones and the semiracist portrayal of the antagonist, there’s no denying the intensity of the writing This is a real page turner, the kind that keeps you reading until three in the morning and makes you want to skip to the end of the book just to see what’s happening And it’s so entertaining like all good trash should be Critically speaking, there is so much wrong with this book but I can’t deny how successful it is at keeping the reader involved It creates so many ridiculous questions that just need to be answered I stormed through this book at lightning speed.Looking back though, it is very easy to see the faults Dan Brown hooks his reader, using mystery and suspense as bait, and it is so very easy to bite on the line Though as every fish knows, once you’ve been netted life only gets worse This is a book of very cheap thrills, which can be addictive but will only ever be cheap. Religion always was, is, has been, and always will be a very sensitive subject for me However this book was a battle of religion and science The storyline was engaging I have to admit that the beginning was a bit slow, but as the book progressed, the pace really picked up to a point I pruned myself out in the bathtub finishing it There was a page I found to be very thoughtprovoking.Religion is like language or dress We gravitate toward the practices with which we were raised In the end, though, we are all proclaiming the same thing.Langdon was intrigued So you're saying that whether you are a Christian or a Muslin simply depends on where you were born?Isn't it obvious? Look at the diffusion of religion around the globe.So faith is random?Hardly Faith is universal Our specific methods for understanding it are arbitrary Some of us pray to Jesus, some of us go to Mecca, some of us study subatomic particles In the end, we all are just searching for truth, that which is greater for ourselves page 110This does explain a lot of things for me *pondering* Robert Langdon is the protagonist This is the first novel in which the character appears (The DaVinci Code being the most famous) The wellknown symbologist is called in by the director of CERN when a renowned scientist is found murdered The scientist had created antimatter, in an attempt to demonstrate that divine creation of the universe was scientifically explainable The scientist has, of course, a brilliant and beautiful daughter The tale has much payload regarding the Illuminati, an ancient group of scientists who had formed a secret society in opposition to the church It is fastpaced, and a well made example of the action adventure tale We learn much about the history of the illuminati, a bit about CERN, but the central questions remain ones of faith and science It was a fun read, one I felt impelled to return to when free moments appeared A few other DBs for your considerationThe Lost SymbolThe Da Vinci CodeInferno This was Brown's book before the infamous The Da Vinci Code In many ways, this book was like a rough draft for The Da Vinci Code, same character Langdon, same other characters, same basic start, same concepts, same bad research passed off as fact, same trick of having nearly every chapter end in cliffhanger, the same in so many ways.Sadly, I think he did a better job the first time around I recommend you have a computer handy so you look up what Brown is talking about, and that way you can have a better idea of what it really looks like Added bonus too, you can have a laugh over how Brown had to forced it into his world to make the plot somewhat cohesive Look, if you want to write fiction, do so but please own up to it being fiction! Trying to pass off the Ecstasy of St Theresa as being so pornographic in nature that the Vatican had it exiled to a small church, is, well, wrong as wrong as gets.Brown throws out a number of stunningly stupid statements, like asserting that since Christianity is syncretic, Godeating (the Holy Communion) was taken from the Aztecs How, Brown never explains, since the practice was established by Christ himself during the Last Supper around 33 A.D and the Aztecs didn't show up until 1248 A.D I figure Brown left it open so he could write some sort of time travel book, involving a long lost secret that the Aztecs built their pyramids as sort of a dry run, traveled back in time and were actually behind the pyramids in Egypt And, of course, were the sect that created the Christmyth due to a poorly thought out plot.Thanks to the internet, you too can have fun poking holes in the book See, for example, CERN's site on the book And if that doesn't do it for you, here's a good site looking into all the errors.A sample from the last site:While walking around the CERN campus, Langdon notices a marble column incorrectly labeled Ionic Langdon points the mistake out to Kohler: That column isn't Ionic Ionic columns are uniform in width That one's tapered It's a Doric the Greek counterpart (26) The problem is that Ionic columns are themselves Greek The three orders of classical columns, Doric, Ionic, and Corinthian, are all Greek in origin, so it's impossible for the Doric order to the be the Greek counterpart of the Ionic It's also much easier to distinguish the Doric from the Ionic based on their capitals; Doric columns have plain capitals, while Ionic columns are topped by volutes or scrolls.That irked me when I read that passage, because not only is a poor joke, it doesn't make sense! Let's ignore the bad, the erroneous, and the ugly, and you have decent little thriller zipping around Rome looking at art Of course, it has to zip along, slow down long enough to think about it, and a host of questions start to swarm up Like how Langdon has a whole theory on who the bad guy is and how Langdon was involved in these rather preposterous circumstances Of course, the premise is wrong, so that that whole house of cards fall down Not bad in of itself, but then Brown doesn't ever provide any reason Langdon was involved after that.Of course, you aren't supposed to notice while reading it, and preferably not afterwards, either Doing so reveals how badly Brown writes He can't provide a single decent reason why his hero is there, aside from a vague Because and a shrug.I'm envious of Brown, he can't write well, has plot holes big enough to drive the Popemobile through, bad research and facts that aren't, and yet still is entertaining, popular and, most galling perhaps, published.Caveat lector.