Digital Fortress : A Thriller
14 journalers for this copy...
Um 8:30 dort releast. Blah.
Here are the participants of the BookRing:
(The order may still change according to shipping preferences.)
1. fannynatalie (A)
2. Rianonne (A)
3. SabinaLorenz (A)
4. zazou (CH)
5. boucli (F)
6. Brujula (F)
7. Felsenpinguin (D)
8. Dani75 (D)
9. muizz (NL)
10. rubyjules (USA)
11. gypsyrose02 (Australia)
12. KatColorado (CH)
13. rowlf (D)
14. Pandamao (D)
Then the book goes back to fannynatalie (A)
"Digital Fortress is the best and most realistic techno-thriller to reach the market in years. Dan Brown's ability to paint in living color the gray area between personal freedom vs. national security is awesome. The story line is so good, readers will feel a chilling thrill a minute as the book makes one think who is truly the terrorist and who is actually freedom's guardian."
In my opinion it is an exciting novel, which is apt for filming, although (or because) the love story was laid on too thick. I definitely prefer "The Da Vinci Code". Nevertheless I hope you will enjoy the book!
On we go...The book's reserved for Rianonne!!
I'm working my way to the end of "The Da Vinci Code", which is very hard to put down and then I will dive into this one right away !
Im Glaskasten für SabinaLorenz hinterlegt.
Will be sent to zazou on July, 23.
Look forward to reading it!
I had more difficulties with the last few pages. It seems that the easiest of the codes took them ages to resolve...
This goes first on my TBR pile...
Looking forward to reading the da Vinci Code now !!
thanks for the ring, fannynatalie !
this book will be sent to Brujula today !
Thank you boucli!
Nice read for the weekend, enjoyed it.
Book will continue its journey as soon as I have the next address.
BTW, it still travels with fannynatalie's original card :-).
Ah yes, nearly forgot: Like Brujula I also felt that some of the things said about Spain are downright insulting! Left a real bad taste in some places... (Especially the remark about a punctured lung being fatal in Spain! Sounds as if Spain was Third World!)
I mailed this book on october 6th and believed I would be able to sit at home in front of my computer to write a review before it was delivered, but it travelled too fast!
This book is not a bad techno thriller, as the other readers have said....but...
Many details have annoyed me in this book, some of them a lot! There are many inaccuracies, and some of the things Brown writes about Sevilla and Spain are just plainly offensive.
Anyone who has been to the Giralda (and I think the author who studied history of art in Sevilla must have) knows there are no steep stairs to go up, but ramps, so one could ride a horse to the very top of the tower! So it's hard to imagine someone taking 3 steps at a time on the way up ( it would mean going round the three sides of a square tower in one step) and even harder to imagine going down 5 or 6 steps at a time!
"Those bastard spaniards" take communion towards the end of the mass, like all other catholics. They don't dress in black for that unless they are grieving. The cathedral doors are always open during services. No wine for communion (except for the priests) in Spain (and it would be hard consecrating wine and giving it for communion to several hundred people!). The main service is midmorning, or at noon, never at dawn.
Sevilla is far enough from the coast so people don't go to party to the beach for the evening. And it's really far from extremadura, so the airport can't be there.
Medicine is as advanced in Spain as in any other european country, so saying a punctured lung in spain is fatal is insulting to all europe.
And the without wax crap is pure invention, as anyone with a good ethymologic dictionnary can easily check...
So, it's a fast read, you do feel compelled to get to the end as soon as you can. But when I put down the book I felt strong dislike for the author. Dan Brown is lucky this book hasn't been translated to Spanish before Da Vinci Code reached the top of selling lists in Spain....
I bought Da vinci code a few months ago and haven't still read it.... I will read it, but I don't think I would have bought the book had I read Digital Fortress first.... And now I think I will read it keeping in mind anything asserted by the author is farfetched fiction!
WILD RELEASE NOTES:
Got an instant reply to my PM so the book is off to the nearest post box :-)!
And there´s another thing that keeps me puzzling: there´s a row of numbers on the last page:
A code or just decoration? Any ideas?
Is now on the way to the next reader: muizz!
It has just been released in Dutch. After the success of the Da Vinci Code the publisher decided that he could make more money by publishing another Dan Brown book... It's quite a hype over here now. Every bookstore you enter, you see big piles of the Dutch translation of this book. So I'm glad I've read it, because now I have my own opinion about this book, and don't have to rely on others anymore...
Now the book goes across the ocean, to the USA. I will use the cheapest method to send it, so it will take some time before it arrives there.
Thanks for sharing fannynatalie.
4/17 - Morpha asked to be skipped. Pm'ing KarinAlyssa for address.
4/18 - KarinAlyssa also asked to be skipped as she has the book already. PM'ing grover3d.
4/20 - I'm having problems trying to pm grover3d. I will keep trying, though. :)
WILD RELEASE NOTES:
grover3d never responded, so I mailed this to gypsyrose02 today. I mailed it out surface mail. I'm sorry for the delay. Thank you so much.
thanks for including me in this!
am waiting on reply from my pm before posting.
WILD RELEASE NOTES:
Das Buch war spannend wie die übrigen von Dan Brown. Geht zurück an Fannynatalie. Danke für diesen Buchring!
Released 14 yrs ago (9/23/2005 UTC) at
WILD RELEASE NOTES:
Will be released at the 1st birthday of our "Schwammerlstammtisch".