Sunday, September 6, 2009
Deception Point by Dan Brown
A Corgi Book
583 Pages (c)2001
There's been a discovery. It's top secret and the president wants some private investigation into the thing. The president is struggling in the polls and is competition is hammering him over the errors that Nasa has made, and there are a hell of a lot of them.
It all sounds good, but the execution is poorly done. Brown feels the need to teach the reader science in a boring way, that drags on for pages and pages. Yes, his fiction is based heavily in fact but he doesn't pull this off like his other three books.
If most of the information he gives us could have been delivered in a more interesting way, like he did in Angles and Demons or Digital Fortress. If a hundred pages were cut, thing may have gone faster.
Don't get me wrong, the book is still a good read with several story lines coming together nicely. It's just unfortunate the main plot didn't work and bored me.