Thursday, May 28, 2009

The Book of Lies - Book 57

The Book of Lies
by Brad Meltzer

Here is how I think it went. Mr. Meltzer was pondering the success of the Da Vinci Code and said “I could write that book easily.” And then he did.

Instead of wondering what the Grail is with the professor chasing it and the mad monk chasing him, all to be betrayed by a friend, we have a disgraced Federal Agent chasing the Mark of Cain with a mad cop chasing him all to be betrayed by a friend. Plus you get Superman instead of Jesus and the excitement of Cleveland in place of Europe. The book is also structured in the short time frame with 82 quick chapters over 334 pages. I read the Da Vinci code many years ago (plus 100’s of other books ago) and this still felt a little old to me.

In and of itself the plot was okay and is worth reading, unfortunately the similarities were a distraction. If you are one of the 2 or 3 people who didn’t read Dan Brown’s book, now is your chance to read some exciting stuff.

Mormon Mentions: None

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