Saturday, February 03, 2007

Chapter 15

As Spinsterella notes, this short chapter thing is just getting silly, but as those nice people at The Open Critic point out, this is all just part of the formula (and if you lot don't behave, we're all doing Angels and Demons when this one finishes, and I don't care if you miss the bus home). Brown gives the impression of dizzying pace, but in fact he's moving about as fast as Nicholson Baker's narrator in The Mezzanine.

Silas gets out of his car, sees some hookers, and knocks on a door. Oh, and he remembers (we presume, although Brown is too coy to be specific about it) getting raped in prison.

Flicking ahead, the next chapter has rather more meat. Whether this is a good or bad thing is another matter...


Anonymous Anonymous said...


We'll behave, I promise. Just don't make us read Angels & Demons! I had the misfortune to be stuck on a long journey with no other reading material and I still gave up reading it about half way through...

Its awful.

1:15 pm  
Blogger Spinsterella said...

I picked up another DB book the other day. The pre-prologue begins with "FACT" followed by some "facts".

Then, on Page One of the story proper, Robert Langdon gets awoken in the middle of the night by a very important phone call.

It's the same frigging book!

8:52 pm  
Blogger Billy said...

Yay, The Mezzanine!

Do you think Robert Langdon ever gets phone calls during the day?

11:04 am  
Blogger First Nations said...

but it is very sacred, woman-positive, earth respecting meat, as i recall. and said interlude traumatizes a small girl.

whoops! spoiler!

9:39 pm  
Blogger Tim Footman said...

Yes, all Dan Brown books are the same. But, in an odd way, so are most Nicholson Baker books.

Patience, FN. Trauma is imminent.

6:14 am  

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