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Digital Fortress : A Thriller
by Dan Brown | Mystery & Thrillers
Registered by Satnam of North Augusta, South Carolina USA on 5/16/2005
Average 8 star rating by BookCrossing Members 

status (set by loom91): available


3 journalers for this copy...

Journal Entry 1 by Satnam from North Augusta, South Carolina USA on Monday, May 16, 2005

8 out of 10

Very good. Keeps you on the edge of your seat. 


Journal Entry 2 by Satnam from North Augusta, South Carolina USA on Wednesday, May 25, 2005

8 out of 10

Mailed to keithneese in Mobile, Alabama. 


Journal Entry 3 by keithneese from Mobile, Alabama USA on Monday, May 30, 2005

This book has not been rated.

Received via mail today from Satnam in NH. Plan to read it very soon. Thanks! 


Journal Entry 4 by keithneese from Mobile, Alabama USA on Wednesday, January 11, 2006

This book has not been rated.

I am finally sitting down to read this book. It has been on my TBR shelf for too long, so I am going to read it now, and hopefully finish it this week. 


Journal Entry 5 by keithneese from Mobile, Alabama USA on Sunday, January 15, 2006

10 out of 10

This was the second book I have read by Dan Brown. I am about the only person I know that has not read the Da Vinci Code, but I do have it on my bookshelf, and I intend to read it soon. I am very impressed with Brown's style, as well as his ability to keep you involved in his stories. This was very well written, and a very fast read. I totally enjoyed it. 


Journal Entry 6 by keithneese from Mobile, Alabama USA on Tuesday, February 28, 2006

10 out of 10

I am mailing this book in a controlled release to bookcrosser loom 91. I hope you enjoy it! 


Journal Entry 7 by loom91 from Kolkata, West Bengal India on Tuesday, March 07, 2006

This book has not been rated.

I received this book today along with another bc book, what a coincidense! Thank you so much, this goes on my uncomfortably large TBR *hugs and kisses* 


Journal Entry 8 by loom91 from Kolkata, West Bengal India on Wednesday, March 08, 2006

6 out of 10

All right, I finished this book in a short span of time. Brown is a very good thriller writer, but this book is significantly below par.

I read DVC, and he fooled me. I read A&D, again he fooled me. I read DP, once again he fooled me! But when he tried to pull the very same trick once again with Digital Fortress, finally my intelligence intervened. How can he write four books with exactly the same ending and still hope to be unpredictable? And how does he expect to write thrillers if he is not unpredictable?

The ending was also rather unsatisfactory. In the final race against the clock to beat the puzzle, I had the impression of watching a whole intelligence agency full of severely retarded people. For God's sake, don't you have to pass at least High School physics to work in security? I worked out the puzzle ages before thy did, and they were proceeding in the most inefficient way imaginable. The VR was also a load of bullshit, as was Brown's attempt to portray NSA heroically. His attempt at this last count was also very offensive, as exemplified in the remark "If we don't kill the worm, every Third World country will know how to build an Intercontinental Ballistic Missile".

Brown also failed to creat a sense of reality because of his pathetic grasp of Math and Cryptography. Looks like Brown did not bother to put in the extensive research and realism that is one of the main attractions in his other works.

Overall despite its numerous shortcomings, Digital Fortress manages to be an entertaining page-turner, but I will not recommend this book to others. 


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