Friday, April 23, 2010

Book Review: Digital Fortress by Dan Brown

Digital Fortress Digital Fortress by Dan Brown


My rating: 4 of 5 stars

This is the first Dan Brown book I've read, and it sure won't be the last. I'd be curious to hear how any non-computer savvy people would get into this. The story itself isn't complex, but there is a lot of tech jargon thrown in, and I feel it was adequately explained.

Some of the puzzles presented were a little weak and easy to figure out (e.g., "prime difference" was a total give away), though I wasn't actually there with all the explosions and meltdowns and under pressure to keep the world from accessing the governments most top secret data, so I guess I could see how that might be hard to realize in such a moment. Either way it was a fun read.

There was quite a bit of language and some sexual encounters throughout the book. The language seemed to be appropriate for the situations it occurred in, though some of the sex dialog (particularly between Midge and Chad) could have easily been cut without damaging the story.

I have a hard time with these books because I can't ever put them down. The first third of the book was manageable, but it just seemed to snowball after that. The story pretty much takes place over the course of a single day (which adds to the suspense); Angels and Demons (at least the movie) took place over one day too, which added to the suspense. Is this how most of Dan Brown's books are structured?

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