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    Quote Originally Posted by Winsomemore
    Can't speak highly enough about Dan Brown. Finished all four of his books and wasn't disappointed at all.

    Just because I'm curious, how would you (and anyone else who has read all four Brown books) rank the four novels?

    Mine:
    1. Angels & Demons (by a hair)
    2. Da Vinci Code
    3. Deception Point
    4. Digital Fortress

    Oh... and in keeping with the topic of this thread, I'm currently reading Chicken Soup for the Golfer's Soul. Why?? Hell, I don't know why. I had nothing to do at lunch time, went next door to the library and that's what I came up with. It's actually okay. It's a collection of short stories, almost all of which are just a couple pages long. It's pretty convenient since I don't have time to sit down and read a full novel right now. I think I have "Along Came A Spider" by James Patterson at home and am hoping to start that once the holidays start winding down. It will be the first Patterson book I read, so if I would be better off starting with another title, please share the info.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rob2716
    Just because I'm curious, how would you (and anyone else who has read all four Brown books) rank the four novels?

    Mine:
    1. Angels & Demons (by a hair)
    2. Da Vinci Code
    3. Deception Point
    4. Digital Fortress
    On a scale of 1 to 10 with 10 being his best:

    1. Angels & Demons 10
    2. Da Vinci Code 9.9
    3. Deception Point 9.8
    4. Digital Fortress 9.6

    I agree with your rankings Rob. He hasn't written a bad book yet imho.

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    Follow up: Highly recommend "The Firefly" by P.T. Deutermann. Finished it tonight. If you like Tom Clancy and Dan Brown this book should be a good read.

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    The Art Of War by Frederick the Great.

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    "Marine Sniper" by Charles Henderson.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Euchrid
    Just finished Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep by Phillip K. Dick. Very quick read, only took two days. The book is the basis for Blade Runner, but VERY loosely. The two have very little in common, and the book is much more along the lines of Brave New World or 1984 and not nearly as violent as the movie. Good book.

    I find it interesting that Dick's works are good ideas for movies, but don't translate directly to the screen. Minority Report the book just seems like a treatment for the movie.

    I just started


    So far I've like most of Crichton's work except for Congo and The Lost World (which was a sequel to JP the movie, not JP the book).

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    Umberto Eco's "The Name of the Rose".

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    He's just not that into you. Great call HP. True and funny read. Wow.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fooferah
    The stories are fun, but I think Dan Brown's writing style sucks... particularly in A&D. Either it improved by DVC, or I got used to it enough not to notice.

    I'm reading this:


    I'm reading that now. If you like the Hitchhiker's Guide, you may like this as well, although some may find offernse in the subject matter.
    Wasn't thinking of anything specific
    Like in a dream, when someone wakes up and screams
    Nothing too very scientific
    Just thinking of a series of dreams

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    I just finished



    which was a lot of fun, especially looking at all of the "high-tech" stuff of the late sixties.

    So now I though I'd read his next book...


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