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  • This, coupled with a surprisingly large number of coincidences and happy accidents, lowers the score plot the book, while making it becomes very unrealistic

    • by ssebek

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      Dan Brown is a superstar on the stage of a book nowadays. As each star is controversial. Some believe it brought a breath of fresh air to a category dominated so far by the older generation of John Grisham at the helm. Others say that he is a total no talent, a creation of the overwhelming commercialization - literary equivalent of Britney Spears. As it happens, so in this case the truth probably lies somewhere in between …

      Even a not particularly observant reader will easily notice that writing both the “Digital Fortress” and best-selling “The Da

      Vinci Code” Brown applied the same proven regimen. So we have a great (smart, handsome and courageous) professor, who is not entirely the fault of its own, is embroiled in a big scandal. There is also a beautiful woman working for the government, and of bad character to hide behind a nickname, which finally turns out to be the least expected person, that is really … the one that I suspect from the very first pages.

      But let’s start from the beginning. Susan Fletcher is the head of cryptography experts working for the secret, U.S. government agency NSA. On the occasion of this work she met David Becker, a young professor - linguist working at the university. The couple has taken up shortly. But one day, David is sent to Spain on a secret mission commissioned by the chief Susan. Its mission is to bring things of the deceased Enseiu Tankado, who had also worked as a cryptographer for the NSA. Like a simple task, but among the things of the deceased is missing something … and here starts the novel proper.

      As befits the Brown’s share is growing rapidly and nonlinearly, every moment,

      we are surprised by her sudden recoveries. The story is divided into two strands: one with David in the lead role played out in Spain, and the other with Susan at the headquarters of the NSA in the United States. Fortunately, “Digital Fortress” is not “wordy”, no unnecessary dialogs here unnecessarily abstentions share, while it’s not the appellants. As in Brown’s other books, the characters are not particularly “deep”, but in this type of fiction that is not specifically a big minus. More serious concerns may have to maintain some secondary characters, which can be even silly.
      This, coupled with a surprisingly large number of coincidences and happy accidents, lowers the score plot the book, while making it becomes very unrealistic. Though if some people believe in what Brown has written in the “Code …”, and you probably believe it.

      “Digital Fortress” I include the category which I call “coffee”, read it took me only a few hours. Swift, entertaining and unpredictable action, while not requiring too much mental involvement. In a word, perfect reading for the bus, subway or train. Despite some schemes and unbelievable story, the book should appeal to lovers of sensation.

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