If you follow these steps you too can write a Dan Brown novel. ORRRR you can use this formula to figure out the book you are currently reading after about 100 pages.
This is clearly a case of diminishing returns. One book is Awesome, two is fun, but by the third... you are ready to turn on the television.
This is the weakest of the three novels that I have read by Brown (the others being Da Vinci Code, Angels and Demons). The plot had more flaws, and the ending was even weaker than his other books. However, it was the third of the three, so using the FORMULA I pretty much had it figured out. Let me put it this way- this is the most forgettable of the three that I have read.
My suggestion- read the Da Vinci Code (However, remember it is still "fiction" and despite the authors claims- some of his facts are seriously flawed- for instance - "The Gospel of Mary" is hardly widely accepted as legitimate).
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