Wednesday, December 16, 2009

kinda boring (rated 3 stars)

by Ari Juels

I can’t recommend Tetraktys. While the book should be filed in the same section as The DaVinci Code, its mystery – centered around cryptology and a modern version of a Pythagorean cult – is not nearly as thick, tantalizing, or convoluted.

In addition, the book is written entirely from the point of view of the lead character, a computer science grad student. With a sufficiently interesting character, that can work, but our hero is a rather dull guy, and I just got pretty bored.

Skimming the comments about this book over at slashdot, it appears that Dan Brown is pretty widely scorned, and I agree with the poster that described Digital Fortress as dreck. However, for page-turning entertainment, The DaVinci Code beats Tetraktys hands down.

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