Tuesday, November 10, 2015

Book Review: Deception Point by Dan Brown

Deception PointDeception Point by Dan Brown
My rating: 3 of 5 stars

I was thrilled to start with the book finally. One of my friends had described to me how amazing her experience was reading the book. And I very much looked forward to it. After all, this book is preceded by Angels and Demons and The Davinci code. I hoped this one would repeat the same magic. And it did repeat. Not just the magic, but the storyline, the formula, even the kind of characters. Deception point was a let down for me. Rachel Sexton is the senator's daughter who shares an antagonistic relationship with her father who is also a winning presidential candidate. She has a painful past - a traumatic near death experience, a mother who passed away indirectly due to her father's selfish deeds and like the usual Dan Brown novels, she is super smart and super attractive at the same time. NASA discovers a meteorite in the Milne Ice shelf that provides proof for extra terrestrial existence, thus, gaining wide spread support for the POTUS who understands the importance of spending on NASA unlike Mr. Senator. Rachel is summoned to the ice shelf to confirm the authenticity of the meteorite and the fossil along with 4 civilian scientists including Rachel's soon to be soul mate Michael Tolland, the nerdy yet handsome marinologist with a sad past himself. All is well until they find out that the meteorite is not authentic after all. Soon, all their lives are in danger. A highly trained military operations force eliminates them one by one and Rachel, Tolland and his sidekick needs to escape to tell the world the truth. They survive the poles, hypothermia, the ocean, hammerhead sharks, oceanic volcanoes, the special Ops forces and their fire missiles and bullet showers to find out that the man they most trusted was the villain. Just like all the other Dan Brown books. The narration, the plots, the conspiracies, the final solution.. Everything seems tried and tested by Dan Brown over and over. But I do have to tell you I am thankful for all the knowledge and facts he shares and also for the ending that makes you laugh out loud for poor Mr. Sexton. Would I recommend the book? Hmm mm... Sorry, Mr. Brown, but you've done better.

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  1. Happy to know that you have not stopped reading....but include newspapers also which will come in handy for interviews in future...