Wednesday, May 4, 2011

Book trumps movie

I'm sure there are many others who also think of Tom Hanks every time they read Dan Brown's works involving Robert Langdon. In fact, it can be at times a little confusing as to which character is copying the other. We know that Tom Hanks plays the role of Robert Langdon. But he seems so perfect for that role that whenever I read the Da Vinci Code, it appears that Robert Langdon is playing the role of Tom Hanks!

I must admit that I find the book a whole lot better than the movie. I would always take a book over a movie. Although Tom Hanks plays Robert Langdon so well, that partnership is etched in my mind so clearly that reading the book is like a constant movie playing in my head.

Dan Brown does a fantastic job at writing a story which allows the reader to clearly 'view' the action in their minds page by page. Watching the movie takes away some of those 'scenes' I so enjoy whilst reading it.

Give me The Da Vinci Code book and I'm in my element!

Sunday, May 1, 2011

Missing Dan Brown

I've not read any of Dan Brown's books for quite some time now. I had started reading The Da Vinci Code with an older English student, but he's since stopped tuition class due to work demands and little time.

The last I read was The Lost Symbol, which wasn't as good as The Da Vinci Code, and due to the enormity of the latter, The Lost Symbol came across as quite disappointing. If The Da Vinci Code didn't exist, I'm sure The Lost Symbol would be a spectacular novel. It was an interesting story revolving around the Masons, even if the final ending of the novel was a little deflating.

I wonder when his next book will be finished? What is he working on now? How long will we have to wait this time? I'm hoping for a blockbuster to follow after The Lost Symbol. But no doubt that takes time.

In the meantime I think I need to start reading Dan Brown again. Which of his novels should I dip into???

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