"Science seems irrelevant. Science can heal, or science can kill. It depends on the soul of the man using the science. It is the soul that interests me." -Camerlengo Carlo Ventresca
Probably the most brilliant of all the works of Dan Brown, Angels and Demons.
My Ridiculously Simplified Synopsis : Langdon locates the canister, but it violently explodes.
In this prequel to The Da Vinci Code, Mr. Langdon attempts to discover the killer of a prominent physicist who was looking to prove that science and religion are intermingled. He crosses paths with the Vatican, along with the Swiss Guard, but the most surprising and unexpected twist occurs at the end, when the real murderer is discovered.
Dan Brown draws inspiration from Greek mythology and contemporary science wizards such as Stephen Hawking (Idol ko yan!) to package a fast paced thriller that keeps adrenaline pumping at a high rate. The book succeeds in serving an enticing potpourri of religion, science, geography, and crime. A secret society, Illuminati, its plan to annihilate Vatican City, the use of anti matter, the confusions and the misunderstandings, and the efforts of Robert Langdon - a nail biting saga!
One can go into more details, but that would spoil the fun of reading the book! Most of the readers will identify themselves with one of the characters described in the book. Like in a traditional Hindi movie, the book too raises the topic of values, their misinterpretation, and the difference between perception and reality, but in a more subtle and sophisticated manner.
The book was engaging from beginning to end. Hard to put down. A lot of research and details thrown in makes the story seem very realistic. Definitely a must read. This is absolutely much better than The Da Vinci Code