Before the multi million, runaway bestseller The Da Vinci Code, Dan Brown set his razor sharp research and storytelling skills on the most powerful intelligence organization on earth the National Security Agency NSA , an ultra secret, multibillion dollar agency many times powerful than the CIA.When the NSA s invincible code breaking machine encounters a mysterious cBefore the multi million, runaway bestseller The Da Vinci Code, Dan Brown set his razor sharp research and storytelling skills on the most powerful intelligence organization on earth the National Security Agency NSA , an ultra secret, multibillion dollar agency many times powerful than the CIA.When the NSA s invincible code breaking machine encounters a mysterious code it cannot break, the agency calls its head cryptographer, Susan Fletcher, a brilliant and beautiful mathematician What she uncovers sends shock waves through the corridors of power The NSA is being held hostaget by guns or bombs, but by a code so ingeniously complex that if released it would cripple U.S intelligence.Caught in an accelerating tempest of secrecy and lies, Susan Fletcher battles to save the agency she believes in Betrayed on all sides, she finds herself fighting not only for her country but for her life, and in the end, for the life of the man she loves.From the underground hallways of power to the skyscrapers of Tokyo to the towering cathedrals of Spain, a desperate race unfolds It is a battle for survival a crucial bid to destroy a creation of inconceivable genius impregnable code writing formula that threatens to obliterate the post cold war balance of power Forever.
Digital Fortress Before the multi million runaway bestseller The Da Vinci Code Dan Brown set his razor sharp research and storytelling skills on the most powerful intelligence organization on earth the National Secu
It is truely mind boggling how Dan Brown can get away with putting so many factual errors about cryptography and computers into a single book Doesn t he have anybody proofread his manuscripts It is also surprising that a so highly praised writer can write so badly.In Digital Fortress we enter a universe where A 64 bit code requires 64 characters to type Fact 64 bits can be easily typed with 16 characters or less Public Key Cryptography requires the exchange of a secret passkey Fact One of the ni [...]
A Sincere Debut Novel 3 3 , It s hard to believe that it s the author s debut novel.It may seem so clich by the beginning, a typical Hollywood movie where you know they are gonna stop the bomb 3 seconds before it BoooM , and the good Americans wins, the bad whoever foreigner losesWell, it actually ends that way yeah, kinda.but Dan Brown provides me a very pleasant satisfying ending for me as Egyptian, Arabian or whoever foreigner.Who Will Gaurd the Gaurds , Olympus Has Fallen 2013 , , , I believ [...]
There s a reason why everyone talks about The DaVinci Code and not about this book I have no idea what that reason would be, because I thought Angels Demons was mediocre so I never bothered to read the The DaVinci Code Anyway, I was bored and a copy of this was sitting at the library for a quarter and I thought WTF, mate, I ll give it a go The first page of chapter 1 starts with Susan Fletcher waking from a romantic dream to the ringing of the telephone Susan, it s David Did I wake you She smile [...]
I work in the Information Technology field so relating to this book was easy for me I don t know anything about NSA National Security Agency and how they operate but I know stuff like encryption, algorithm, anagram, computer virus, code breaking, etc So, this book glued me from start to finish My officemate has been telling me that this is his favorite Dan Brown book He said that since I ve read all his 4 other novels, The Da Vinci Code, Angels and Demons, Deception Point all 3 stars, i.e I like [...]
Spine wrecking thriller Never could I put my popcorn down.A complete and comprehensive review on my lists this year
The topic is quite interesting having an author perfectly fit the shoes of one so revered talking, of course about the late great Michael Crichton is truly magnificent, in my book This thriller is fast hooray and riveting It is relevant to modern times and some reviewers have gone as far as calling it plausible.But it must be said that its an adventure less compelling than The Da Vinci Code, even contrived devoid of interesting characters but plagued with dead ends, ineffective repetitiveness, [...]
Dan Brown is not just Da Vinci Code This is a pretty good cyber thriller It resonates well in a world where data security and hacking are a part of the daily news Check it out if you are a fan of fast paced thrillers with lots of suspense It has short chapters, too, which I like a lot
My book group chose this book and I will never forgive them.I ve never read anything by Dan Brown He doesn t write my type of fiction, so while I was aware that he s a huge success, I never bothered to pick any of his books up because I knew I wouldn t be interested.What I didn t know is how much of a shit writer he is.I m sure he cries into a giant pile of money every single time someone tells him that.Digital Fortress is about the government and secrecy Susan Fletcher works for a super top sec [...]
I learned that Dan Brown is a bad writer and I will never read any of his other books I also am upset at my friend for recommending me this book.In short, the book is a bad novel, and a very bad novel if you know anything about math cryptography.Not only the technical errors were appalling, but the writing style itself is mediocre.WARNING spoiler here.There is a scene where the heads of NSA along with some of the smartest people on Earth were trying to solve a riddle left by the bad guy as a clu [...]
Este es el primer libro escrito por Dan Brown y, aunque es bueno, no tiene el mismo enganche que sus predecesores Tampoco esta Robert Landon.La NSA ha interceptado un c digo pero no lo pueden decifrar La nica pista esta oculta en el cad ver de Ensei Takado, fallecido en Espa a.
A Good Thriller, if you ignore a few things.
I m not sure what to believe after reading this book I ve always liked Dan Brown s books because he writes so realistically, using big words to belittle readers about how little they know.Or so I thought.After reading this book, I did a little snooping of my own OK, those were big words too, I just used Google and realised that most of the technology, computers and cool machinery did not exist In fact, was an excellent source of information of unhappy reviewers tearing down this book s credibili [...]
No matter what people want to say about Dan Brown or his books or hatred towards him you got to admire the fact that what he brings to the table no one else does.This was the book which brought me to the beautiful world of books Before reading this book I though reading was a bit cissy and a waste of time since everything is fictional, why not better read some spiritual self help and knowledge books After reading this book everything changed, I started to read and fiction and today books have [...]
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Review also atedwardsghostengine.wordpress.What a ride All I can say is Dan Brown is one hell of a thriller writer I will admit that this type of book is not really my cup of tea I picked it up on a whim because I m of a fantasy paranormal fan and this was far from that I also will admit I nearly didn t read this and nearly sent it back to the library so I could have fantasy books I m so glad I thought otherwise From reading other reviews, Dan Brown has been described as a master of smart thri [...]
Officially Dan brown is my favorite author now the novel has got it all, danger, romance, excitement, and a great adventure as alwaysthe revealing of each character s role plot is amazing and the tension gets biggerwith every page s an adventure inside on of the most secure places for national safety in the USAand it s being hacked magnificent and you can t expect any thine less from this man.
I don t even remember what this one is about There s a CIA computer technician, and all I can remember about her is the scene where a security guard is ogling her sweet, sweet ass and wondering in bafflement how a woman with a 192 IQ could be so damn fuckable Also, I m pretty sure she saves the world with computers, but we re not supposed to care because she does it while her shirt is partially unbuttoned She may have gotten wet at some point, too LITERATURE.
Avevo ragione a pensare che leggendo che questo libro mi sarei fatta due sane risate Infatti, a mio modesto avviso, Dan Brown uno scrittore umoristico travestito da autore di thriller.A dire il vero, di risate me ne sono fatta ben pi di due, perch i protagonisti hanno un culo che neanche i miracolati di Lourdes possono vantare Sempre sull orlo di un baratro, ne escono fuori illesi in virt non tanto del loro presunto altissimo quoziente intellettivo, che in realt deve essere assai prossimo allo z [...]
Oh Dan Brown, how I love to hate you It seems a universal truth that when you have run out of all of the books to read that you ve brought with you, it is impossible to find decent reading material wherever you are Shamefully, I ve actually read most of his books I read Angels and Demons because someone recommended it to me Though I found his writing to be extraordinarily poor, I found the story to be engaging enough to overlook that fact I didn t guess the ending, and it posited some fascinatin [...]
Reading Dan Brown books is a bit like watching porn Mildly enjoyable at the time, but not really something you d like your friends or family to know about.Digital Fortress starts as it means to go on, with two dimensional characters in a whirlwind of mystery and action The cast never evolves beyond cardboard cut out level, but the plot does pick up through various levels of incredulity and intrigue to a climax that ends up shallow and disappointing, leaving the reader feeling cheap and cheated.I [...]
What would happen if every nation and person in the would, with a computer, could access every top secret file of the government This is what Susan Fletcher and David Becker have to prevent in Digital Fortress by Dan Brown With a lot of action and suspense Digital Fortress is a book for anyone who likes action.Dan Brown wrote many other action novels I have read all of them and this novel is just as good of a read as the rest This novel is written in the same style as all the others Leaving in t [...]
Here s the problem Digital Fortress has a good plot, but it s filled with weak characters I really liked the plot A disgruntled NSA employee develops an unbreakable encryption program the Digital Fortress and threatens to give both the encryption program and the key which is buried in the program away on the Internet If the bad guys gain access to the key, they will be able to communicate without fear of the NSA decrypting their messages This throws the NSA into a panic as it should so they send [...]
This is one of the two stand alone novels authored by Dan Brown other being the Deception Point Both are of the science fiction genre But no matter on what genre Dan Brown writes, one thing you can be certain to find and that is the use of codes and puzzles With his unique use of codes and puzzles he creates a wonderful mystery, where the reader is taken on a suspenseful journey I have always loved Dan s ability in keeping the reader on the edge and making him too run against the time to solve t [...]
A Typical American Novel, a typical American end .
Dan Brown never fails his readers
Based upon how very little I d heard about Dan Brown s two non Robert Langdon books, I went into this one with very low expectations However, Digital Fortress is a fairly well written and entertaining novel The main storyline is based upon a hush hush operation within the NSA to obtain and or destroy the only existing copies of a pass key that, if made public, could enable the use of an encryption program that would create coded messages that would be entirely unbreakable thereby rendering the N [...]
Who will guard the guards WE ARE WATCHING YOU
I think this was possibly my least favorite book by Brown It lacked a certain something Maybe it s just because I m not that savvy in the things he wrote about, but I choose to think otherwise He should stick to what he does best, historical mystery.