Angels and Demons By Dan Brown PDF

angels and demons by dan brown

Download Angels and Demons free PDF By Dan Brown – Angels & Demons is a 2000 bestselling mystery-thriller novel written by American author Dan Brown and published by Pocket Books and then by Corgi Books. Buy from Amazon

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The novel introduces the character Robert Langdon, who recurs as the protagonist of Brown’s subsequent novels. Angels & Demons shares many stylistic literary elements with its sequels, such as conspiracies of secret societies, a single-day time frame, and the Catholic Church. Ancient history, architecture, and symbology are also heavily referenced throughout the book. A film adaptation was released on May 15, 2009

The Illuminati has surfaced from the shadows to carry out the final phase of its legendary vendetta against its most hated enemy… the Catholic Church.

Langdon’s worst fears are confirmed on the eve of the Vatican’s holy conclave, when a messenger of the Illuminati announces he has hidden an unstoppable time bomb at the very heart of Vatican City. With the countdown under way, Langdon jets to Rome to join forces with Vittoria Vetra, a beautiful and mysterious Italian scientist, to assist the Vatican in a desperate bid for survival.

Embarking on a frantic hunt through sealed crypts, dangerous catacombs, deserted cathedrals, and even to the heart of the most secretive vault on earth, Langdon and Vetra follow a 400-year old trail of ancient symbols that snakes across Rome toward the long-forgotten Illuminati lair… a secret location that contains the only hope for Vatican salvation.

An explosive international thriller, Angels & Demons careens from enlightening epiphanies to dark truths as the battle between science and religion turns to war…

The book contains several ambigrams created by real-life typographer John Langdon. Besides the “Angels & Demons” and “Illuminati” designs, the title of the book is also presented as an ambigram on the hardcover book jacket (see illustration at right on this page), and on the inside cover of the paperback versions. (Angels and Demons PDF)

The book also contains ambigrams of the words Earth, Air, Fire, and Water, which has served to bring the art of ambigrams to public attention by virtue of the popularity of the book. The “Illuminati Diamond” mentioned in the book is an ambigram of the four elements that are arranged in the shape of a diamond.

Review – Angels and Demons PDF

“Angels & Demons” is a very good suspense thriller set primarily in The Vatican City. The novel is the second novel by Dan Brown, the first being “Digital Fortress”. This is the first of the “Robert Langdon” series. It is a medium length, fast paced novel that is written in modern conversational English and is mostly an easy read. The chapters are mostly short and the novel can be read in intervals during work breaks, etc., without losing the flow of the story. I liked it very much.

Although somewhat similar in format to “Digital Fortress” this novel marks a distinct improvement and the story line is completely independent of “Digital Fortress”. There is little or no gratuitous vulgar language in this novel, another distinct improvement over “Digital Fortress”. “Angels & Demons” is dedicated specifically to Dan Brown’s mother and I cannot help but wonder if this elevated the author’s lexicon to a level more consistent with good literature. The first novel was dedicated to both of his parents.

The novel is primarily set in Vatican City and is a mystery thriller. The story requires detective work of a more academic nature than the average violent street felony. Although I am a retired detective and I read a good bit, I would not have been able to work though this case on my own, in the time allotted in the novel, without Robert Langdon’s expertise. I really enjoyed the academic aspect of this novel and this was my favorite part of the novel. I did parallel reading and learned a good deal. (Angels and Demons PDF)

This novel features yet another semi omniscient uber villain who cannot resist spewing background information to his victims. Personally I last encountered this in “The Lincoln Letter”, another academic mystery novel. I never encountered villains of this nature in my professional career and I have concluded that this is a literary device to shorten and simplify the story. I preferred this novel over “The Lincoln Letter”.

In summary, I really enjoyed this novel. It is a distinct improvement over the author’s first novel. The two stories stand alone and a reader can skip the first novel without missing anything in this second novel. Although very academic it is still a relatively easy read and I prefer it to other mystery novels by contemporary American male authors such as James Patterson and Dean Koontz. I mean no disrespect to them, I just liked this novel better. Thank You…

Prologue – Angels and Demons PDF

Physicist Leonardo Vetra smelled burning flesh, and he knew it was his own. He stared up in terror at the dark figure looming over him. “What do you want!” “La chiave,” the raspy voice replied. “The password.” “But . . . I don’t—” The intruder pressed down again, grinding the white hot object deeper into Vetra’s chest. There was the hiss of broiling flesh. Vetra cried out in agony. “There is no password!” He felt himself drifting toward unconsciousness. The figure glared. “Ne avevo paura. I was afraid of that.” Vetra fought to keep his senses, but the darkness was closing in. His only solace was in knowing his attacker would never obtain what he had come for. A moment later, however, the figure produced a blade and brought it to Vetra’s face. The blade hovered. Carefully. Surgically. “For the love of God!” Vetra screamed. But it was too late.

About the Author

Dan Brown is the #1 New York Times bestselling author of OriginThe Da Vinci CodeDigital FortressDeception PointThe Lost SymbolAngels & Demons, and Inferno. He is a graduate of Amherst College and Phillips Exeter Academy, where he spent time as an English teacher before turning his efforts to writing full-time. He lives in New England with his wife. Visit his website at DanBrown.com.

Details

Originally published: May 2000
Author: Dan Brown
Series: Robert Langdon #1
Page count: 616
Characters: Robert Langdon, Camerlengo Carlo Ventresca, Leonardo Vetra, Commander Olivetti, Vittoria Vetra
Genres: Novel, Fiction, Thriller, Mystery, Suspense, Speculative fiction, Crime Fiction, Conspiracy fiction


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