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Robert Langdon Series of Books

 

When a friend of mine insisted me to read “Angels and Demons” I was less excited. Reasons were; I never read any of the Dan Brown books, and I imagined my own story based on the title.

I wanted to try Dan Brown since my friend praised the book a lot.

After researching about Dan Brown in Goodreads, I came to know that he has written a number of books.  Based on a friend recommendation I started with the “Angels & Demons”. This 700+ paged book is such a great page turner. I couldn’ keep the book aside until I finished it. Within a week I finished the book and was heavily impressed with Dan Brown’s work.

My friend was right! Perks of having like-minded friends will benefit in sharing the knowledge.

After “Angels and Demons” I read Dan Brown’s books one after the other. From Angels & Demons to Origin (HIs latest Book), I have read all of his books except Digital Fortress, The bald book & Deception point.

So I can say that I have read a series of Books featuring Robert Langdon and waiting for Brown’s upcoming books.

Today in this post, I’m going to share my views, opinions, and thoughts on Dan Brown’s books.

Before going into each and every book in detail, let’s see a brief intro about Dan Brown. A quick look at how his books became the best-selling worldwide. Recently he took over J.K.Rowling on the highest number of copies sold.

 

His first book was not famous!

 

Yes! Dan Brown’s book ‘Digital Fortress’ didn’t succeed in attracting a large number of readers. Like every author, Dan Brown was waiting for his book to reach the vast majority of book-geeks but somehow that didn’t happen.

Then he came up with his next book The bald book, which was again sat in bookstores for a long time waiting for the readers to come and pick it up.

Then Brown came up with his book “Angels and Demons’ featuring Robert Langdon. In the initial years of its release, Angels & Demons also failed to attract readers.

He came to limelight once after his 4th book ‘The Da Vinci Code’ which made him a star in an overnight. 80+ million copies were sold worldwide making Dan Brown Top 12 celebrity in Forbes ‘Celebrity 100’ list.

Then he didn’t look back.

People started loving his books and year after year he gave books that his readers would die to read. Because of this success, his first 3 books were also read and Angels & Demons gained attention after years of its publication.

 

What people love is…

 

The amount of research in Dan Brown’s each and every book. He mainly picks up the subject that conflicts between religion and science. Fight between good and bad.

Keeping his religion and science views aside, I like the way he narrates the history, ancient myths, stories behind paintings… It gives me a feeling to visit each and every place that he had described. After reading Dan Brown’s book I started looking at museums in a different manner, with more interest & curiosity.

When it comes to writing nothing is easy. However books like Becoming by Michelle Obama are comparatively easy because you know the story, you have been there and seen that. In fiction stories, the author should have skills in holding his readers and making it a page-turner. Dan Brown is no doubt legend in this regard.

Places he chooses for the story will be studied thoroughly. Rome in “Angels & Demons”, Paris in “The Da Vinci Code”, Washington in “The Lost Symbol” is well researched highlighting their history and architecture.

Coming to the architectural part, his beautiful narration about each and every place is magical. Whether it is a Church or a museum Dan Brown never fail to use the opportunity to picturise the visuals as it is to readers.

Let’s see the books one by one.

 

1) Angels & Demons

 

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You can guess from the title that the story is about Good vs Bad, God Vs Evil, Worthy vs Non-worthy. Yes! Angels and Demons is a nail-biting thriller story which revolves around Illuminati and Vatican city.

Robert Langdon, Handsome Harward professor was first introduced in this book. His vast knowledge of symbols, history, and art, has made him one of the most intelligent professors that Harward has ever seen.

He is also famous for his best selling books. The story starts with Langdon summoned to a famous research facility in Switzerland. He was called to find out the mysteries behind a symbol that was drawn over a dead body.

In the series of events, he joins Vittoria, whose father was the victim of the Illuminati. They find out about the capture of 4 cardinals who were supposed to be part of the big event  ‘Conclave’.

As Robert solves the mystery one by one, more and more risks will come on his way. All he has to do is stop the time Bomb and save the world from a disaster.

 

 

2) The Da Vinci Code

 

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Dan Brown’s second book featuring Robert Langdon.

As the story dives deep into mysteries, I enjoyed every bit of this book.

After saving Vatican city and falling in love with Vittoria, Robert returns to his normal Harward life. One day he gets a call and was told that the curator of the Louvre has been murdered inside the museum.

The story takes a little slower pace in the initial pages. All you have to do is read further with patience. Once the story picks up its speed you will be amazed by the mathematical insights, facts, symbols, puzzles, Da Vinci Painting in detail, adventure and many other things.

This controversial book may not give the same feeling to everyone. Some of the Christian facts that Brown has mentioned in the book may taste bitter.

It looks easy to find out the suspect but be prepared to face the unexpected twists which you may never imagine. I was googling each and every painting that he has mentioned in the book and amazed (Over & over again!) about the amount of research put on this book.

 

 

3) The Lost Symbol

 

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It is time to know about America’s heart ‘The Washington DC’. Overnight a series of events will be happening in the capital of America and Langdon is the center of all these events.

After solving mysteries of Illuminati, Da Vinci Robert is revealing Mason’s secret in this book “The Lost Symbol”.

Robert has to listen to the orders of a madman in order to protect his friend, a high degree Masonry Peter Solomon who was captured. CIA, Mason brothers & Katherine, Peter’s sister who is also a scientist join Robert to solve the mysteries of a secret pyramid.

Back in India, I have heard about the Pyramid Yoga and the relation of Cosmic energy with the pyramid. The way Langdon builds a relation between Science & religion is astonishing.

Unlike Angels & Demons and The Da Vinci code, this book has very fewer symbols/puzzles to solve. However, there is no shortage of twists in the plot and story is fully adequate.

Again there are mixed reviews for this book but it was widely appreciated and accepted by Dan Brown fans.

 

4) Inferno

 

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Inferno means the large fire that is dangerously out of control. In this story, Robert wakes up in a hospital with a gunshot on his head and loss of memory. Since he is not able to recall the happening of the last 2 days, he trusts everyone who comes to rescue him.

Doctor Sienna saves him from an assassin(who was trying to kill him). Robert trusts Sienna and starts fleeing from a black squad which is following him everywhere. He faces many bitter truths on his way while resolving the mystery of the deadly plague virus.

Dan Brown became famous overnight and millions of copies were sold on the first day of its release.

Only thing I felt was there should have been fewer riddles in the book. Also, Dante’s Inferno really scared me and most of the facts felt true in near future.

Like Angels & Demons, The Da Vinci Code, this book is also made into a movie. Compared to the book, the movie has very less plot and a different climax.

 

5) Origin

 

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The latest book of Dan Brown featuring Robert Langdon. The story again revolves around religion, science and the fundamental questions of human existence.

Famous scientist and billionaire Edmond Kirsch, who was a student of Harward & Robert Langdon is going to make a major announcement in front of a bunch of scientists & intellectuals like Robert Langdon. And guess what! Kirsch has found answers to questions ‘Where do we come from? and Where are we going?’

Nothing goes according to the plan. Because you are reading Dan Brown’s book 😀 chaos make Robert escape and face some horrible incidents which usually happens with him.

I liked the way Brown used fake news, dark sides of the internet, Artificial Intelligence in this story.

This intense, fast pacing, spine chiller is surely an entertainment if you are looking for something to forget the world and get lost in your own world. Dan Brown successfully created another mind-blowing story which makes you keep turning the pages.

 

Dan Brown had said that he has a total of 12 plots with Robert Langdon. Considering that we(avid Dan Brown readers) have many books in the future which make us feel excited. 

Have you read any Dan Brown book? Use the comment section to share your opinion.

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45 thoughts on “Books by Dan Brown: Featuring Robert Langdon | #TheBookblogtrain

  1. Chresann D'souza says:

    A pretty well researched article

    1. Hackytips says:

      Thank you!

  2. I still need to read this series! I’m ashamed to say I watched the movie first, which as a bookworm, is a sin ? my mum loves these books!

    Rhianna x
    http://www.tsundokugirl.com

    1. Hackytips says:

      Movies have nothing 😀 😀 Thanks for reading 🙂

      1. I know! ?? My pleasure!

  3. Lindsey says:

    Like you, I’ve got a friend who is pushing me to read them because they are her favourites and she thinks I’ll enjoy them. I’m sure she is right, I just haven’t got that far yet! Reading through this is definitely making me look forward to them though – thanks!

    1. Hackytips says:

      You start with one book, you will end up reading all 5 books. That’s what happened with me 😀 Thanks for reading 🙂

  4. Ashley Firth says:

    I had no idea Dan Brown had written so many books! I have read the Da Vinci Code and Angels and Demons (what seems like a really long time ago now) and I have added the remaining 3 to my ‘to read’ list. Thank you for sharing xxx

    1. Hackytips says:

      Great! I’m sure you will enjoy them.

  5. This is amazing! Really informative 😀

  6. Loved this! Really informative 😀

    1. Hackytips says:

      Thanks!

  7. Illuminati says:

    One of my favourite Author…

    1. Hackytips says:

      Cheers 🙂

  8. vidhya29 says:

    Woww! A well researched and well detailed article!

    1. Hackytips says:

      Thanks Vidhya 🙂

  9. eshachaks says:

    While I loved Da Vinci and Angels and Demons.. Didnt find lost symbol impressive..havent read Dan Brown after that

    1. Hackytips says:

      Try Inferno, you might like it.

  10. Anonymous says:

    i have read this kind of article in a newspaper but liked your work more

    1. Hackytips says:

      Ooh! Someone who works for that newspaper thinks exactly like me 😀

  11. jameela says:

    Lovely post, I really liked how u described every book so fluently… I’ve read a few of Dan Brown’s books n surely loved it

    1. Hackytips says:

      Thank you 🙂

  12. Anoushka Goel says:

    I also started DAN BROWN by reading “Angels and Demons” and got addicted to his books. A well detailed and researched article. Keep writing! 🙂

    1. Hackytips says:

      Looks like we have same taste 🙂 Thanks for reading.

  13. I am just completely into Dan Brown Series books!

    1. Hackytips says:

      3 Cheers 🙂

  14. Deepika says:

    I heard about the Da Vinci code but never get a chance to read. This challenge is helping me to know one of the best authors and their books. I loved every detailing. You did a fab job.

    1. Hackytips says:

      Thanks Deepika. I’m happy that my post helped you 🙂

  15. Even I wish to read this series. I have Origin but can’t read it before reading the other 4.
    Well researched article 😀

    1. Hackytips says:

      Thanks Ankita. There is no connection between these books. However the character Robert Landon can be better understood if you read in series.

  16. Loved it.I will surely start reading Dan Brown’s books

  17. mylittleduniya says:

    Your post is great as always. Will read this book soon

    1. Hackytips says:

      Thank you very much 🙂

  18. Novemberschild says:

    What sets Dan Brown’s novels apart, from say, Ian Fleming (James Bond) and Robert Ludlum (Bourne Identity) is the fact that he states upfront, as a mater of “fact”, that the “facts” in his novels are “factual”. If you fall for that, and your aim is to discover the “truth” from reading his novels, you ought to go back to school. But having said all that, the “truth” is typically revealed and/or hidden in story telling – be it poems, novels, movies, paintings, or in, in general, the arts. Hard science might provide us with evidence but where evidence is hard to come by despite us experiencing and observing “real-life” events, we are left to grasp at straws provided by story tellers. And in that vein Dan Brown has been successful.

    1. Hackytips says:

      It’s not just “factual” part. I know people think ‘Why we should read novel to know the truth when we have school books’. It is not easy to write a fiction based on true facts and also managing to keep readers curious. It takes a lot of research, imagination, dedication…. Being a writer I can say that anybody can write a book based on imagination, real-life events, etc. But writing like Dan Brown is difficult. In my opinion 🙂

  19. I fell in love with davinci more and I have read it more than twice already.

    1. Hackytips says:

      Wow! I have noted all the places he mentioned in the book and want to visit Paris soon 😀

  20. Hi Five my Dan Brown fan buddy:)) You have put my thoughts into words in this post. Love you for that.

    http://www.preetispanorama.com

    1. Hackytips says:

      I already said our wavelengths match 🙂

  21. Dan Brown is my all-time favourite. I have read all his books except Origin.

    1. Hackytips says:

      Cheers!

  22. Maya Bhat says:

    OMG !! You look like a Dan Brown fan. FABULOUS post

    1. Hackytips says:

      Fan from very first book 🙂

  23. DrAmrita says:

    Somehow da Vinci Code stick to my mind .The others were not as gripping.Dan Brown is very detailed in his research and draws you inside the book

    1. Hackytips says:

      I love him for his research and presentation. For a die hard fan like every book seems interested 😂

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