"May our philosophies keep pace with our technologies.May our compassion keep pace with our powers. And may love, not fear, be the engine of change."
~Inspired by the same phrase from Dan Brown's 'Origin' novel .
I've lost count of how many people demanded I read this series and I'm happy to finally be able to say I have!
I was going to rate each book individually, but I've decided to just give the entire series ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ and a PG-13 for violence. I also preferred listening to these over reading. #bfybookclub
Marissa Meyer created this exciting dystopian society, while working with details of certain fairy tales in a really appealing way.
I can't decide if Cress or Winter was my favorite, but I can say Cinder was my least. It seriously took about 20 chapters to feel invested in the story, but with so many people loving it, I didn't give up. It was worth it.
I discover something about myself, though. Apparently I have anxiety reading, and I always finish quickly. But these 4 books are one big story, covering such a short span of time, with nearly nothing resolving until the very end of them all. That was difficult for me. I almost stopped after Cress, but I'm glad I kept going.
I have quite the list of books to get to, but today I saw the new Dan Brown book peaking out at me from a box on the floor at Costco. That's happening. So far, my dad is the only one I've found who loves Robert Langton *almost* as much as I do! That's my dream job, guys. An Ivy League professor who gets involved in intense mysteries and saves the world multiple times, thanks to his unique skill set and knowledge. Join me, if you'd like! 📚
Can we pause for a moment and talk about "the middle".
I started to contemplate "the middle" while reading (devouring) the new @authordanbrown book. My husband has a love-hate relationship for my reading time. Inevitably, when I am mid-way through a new Dan Brown book my impatience gene kicks in. And, I start to talk to myself out loud: "Is he going to die...what is the code? What is this powerful secret that needs to be revealed to save the world?..." This goes on all night, as I stay up trying to speed read to get to the part where the secret is revealed. It's as if I hate the lack of answers in the middle. Just tell me how it ends! Beginnings are so exciting and full of promise-- and the end gives you results and understanding. But that DANG middle...I'll pass! The middle is full of so much anticipation, anxiety and titillation. The longer it takes, the more questions that turn into doubt...
But, do you know what my husband does in the midst of my impatient rants? He squeezes my little hand, and answers back, "Read the book babe." He doesn't want me to deprive myself of the journey; of watching events unfold in their own time, revealing a beautifully written story with a triumphant end. Isn't that what life really is anyway? A series of journeys, one adventure after the next where we are changing and growing as we walk toward our purpose and destiny? "The middle" is the journey that prepares us for the end.
So, "the middle" is really kind of a friend to us. Maybe a super annoying friend that we wish would get to the end faster, but a friend nonetheless. ❤💕💟💞
Um reencontro com uma paixão de longa data, com personagem e autor que amo tanto que chega a calar fundo. Um reencontro com simbologia religiosa e arte, agora misturado com inteligência artificial e tecnologia ❤️ livro (e novo queridinho) da vez. #danbrown#danbrownorigin#robertlangdon 📚📖🖤
No coração da Itália, Robert Langdon, professor de Simbologia de Harvard, é arrastado para um mundo angustiante centrado numa das obras literárias mais duradouras e misteriosas da história: O Inferno, de Dante Alighieri.
Numa corrida contra o tempo, ele se depara com inúmeros adversários e enfrenta um enigma engenhoso que o leva para uma clássica paisagem de arte, passagens secretas e ciência futurística. Ele não pode falhar, ou o mundo será destruído!
Na iminência do lançamento de Origem, do mesmo autor, decidi (finalmente) ler Inferno.
Já havia lido todos os outros livros de Brown e cada um deles me fascinou de uma maneira particular. Todos, inclusive Inferno, têm um ponto em comum: Dan Brown SEMPRE me surpreende! Garanto que não é uma tarefa fácil, hein?
Sim, Brown meio que tem uma receita de bolo para os seus livros: arte, história, teorias da conspiração, fugas alucinantes, criminosos milionários e, claro, as "Lang girls". Essa receita desagrada alguns leitores, mas eu AMO o estilo do autor.
Na presente obra, apenas uma ressalva: alguns trechos são minuciosos demais, o que os torna monótonos e para mim foi bastante difícil compreender tantos detalhes que descreviam locais onde nunca estive. E, tenham fé, eu sou PÉSSIMA com esse negócio de descrição espacial!
Quanto ao filme homônimo, lhes digo que ele foi apenas inspirado no livro. Houve inúmeras mudanças em relação ao enredo original, com uma tendência ao terrorismo estilo 11 de setembro. Nesse aspecto, o livro é infinitamente menos clichê, mais interessante e muito mais surpreendente!
Sou altamente suspeita quando se trata do Dan Brown, pois sou muito, muito fã do escritor!!!
#pracegover foto do livro Inferno (Dan Brown, @editoraarqueiro)