Angels and Demons – Book Review

Angels and Demons


First of all, let me just say it. To get it off my chest, I’ve had this book for sooooo long on my shelf that you might even call it ancient. My friends have been bugging me to read this book. And I’ve been beating around the bush.

Maybe because of the cover and synopsis,  I thought it wasn’t that interesting.  But oh man, was I wrong.

The first paragraph goes something like this.

Leonardo Vetra smelled burning flesh, and he knew it was his own. He stared up in terror at the dark figure looming over him. “What do you want!”

“La chiave,” the raspy voice replied. “The password.”. 

Now come on, be honest and tell me, doesn’t this make you want to find out what’s happening? If not, the next page definitely will.

Robert Langdon, the protagonist and Harvard symbologist gets a call late at night asking for his expertise in a grave matter. He thinks,  it’s probably some idiot trying to mess with him but how wrong he was.

A scientist has been murdered and a symbol burned into his chest. This book is full of excitement, mysteries, art and science.  There are murderers,  deceit, clues to a satanic cult that has risen from the dead.

Across the Vatican city, Robert Langdon runs and tries to find all clues in time. There is grave danger to the city and all responsibility has somehow fallen upon him. If he fails, everything will be destroyed.  In this action-packed novel,  all the sharp twists and thrills made it, (in one word)  AWESOME.

I gave this book 5 stars. Give it a try and form your own opinion but if you ask me,  this book is worth reading.

Check out Angels and Demons and give it a read.



Guest review contributed by Alextheshadowgirl’s Blog. Using gifs and memes to bring humor to her reviews, she expands her reading to many different genres. She strives to make her reviews simple and clear and doesn’t mind if you call her a nerd.

10 thoughts on “Angels and Demons – Book Review

  1. I liked the book as well and enjoyed the suspense from cover to cover. Later on the movie came out, which I also saw. If anyone who saw the movie thought that was the story, well, they missed the best parts. As usual, the book is much better. One of Dan Brown’s best.


  2. I was a bit skeptic about the books of Dan Brown.Out of curiosity I picked one from the local charity shop and I was surprised. Though one cannot call it a literary wonder, it was an easy read and the historical facts(?) were entertaining so I purchased some and read it one by one while on vacation.


  3. With that start I wouldn’t read it, mainly because it’s not the genre I like. Besides I would have written it to include the agony the guy was going through with his flesh burning, including where and what. Stick your toes in a fire and tell me all you’re going to do is ask a simple question. Here’s my version: Lashed to the table, Leonardo gritted his teeth, but a groan escaped when the hot branding iron touched his chest. He writhed against the ropes. Tears blurred his vision but he still made out the snake now burned into his flesh. “What do you want!”
    Everything I’ve read about writing a book says to hook the reader with the first line. I’ve published only one novel so I’m no expert, but I know what I like as a reader. His book must be good or there would not be as many good reviews.


  4. Awesome post, I have read a couple of Dan Brown’s books and I think he does a really good job of pulling the reader into the next page. I also wanted to thank you for liking one of my recent posts, and I am looking forward to reading some of your other reviews.


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