When the NSA's invincible code-breaking machine encounters a mysterious code it cannot break, the agency calls its head cryptographer, Susan Fletcher ...Show synopsisWhen the NSA's invincible code-breaking machine encounters a mysterious code it cannot break, the agency calls its head cryptographer, Susan Fletcher, a brilliant mathematician. What she uncovers sends shock waves throughout the corridors of power.Hide synopsis
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I wouldn't normally pick up a title like this -- but because it was a Dan Brown book - I did. He is an excellent writer - this book is no exception. It's definitely not on the same lines as DaVinici Code or Angels & Demons, but it's still a good book that keeps you turning the pages.
Brown wrote two doppelgangers that twin the structure and style of this book: Angels and Demons and The Da Vinci Code. And those two were better by far. Once again, Brown writes about a woman who is both a genius and graced with a supermodel?s body. Her other half is a very attractive, intelligent professor (they?re always professors). The language is a thin butter of overused clichés scraped over too many details of what the characters look like and how they function on a daily basis. The reader isn?t allowed to use their imaginations because Brown is too busy nailing down every person, place and thing with exact and dreary verbiage. I'm not a Brown-basher. I enjoyed "The Da Vinci Code" and "Angels and Demons" for their entertainment value. But, perhaps I can only stomach two Brown books before the novelty wears off, and this was the third that pushed me to the brink. Had I read Da Vinci Code third, I may be complaining about it instead. But I?m not.
The narrative is effective and makes you keep reading the book. Its vivid descriptions catch the readers' attention. The story itself is quite predictable, but still very exciting! I would recomend it for anyone who isn't looking for some serious or classic reading.
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