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Book Review

Deception Point

by Dan Brown

Pocket Books 2002

Reviewed by Mark Bowersox, September 14, 2006

Deception Point is 557 pages of page turning pleasure. I have read two other of Dan Brown’s books including The Da Vinci Code and Angels and Demons. Deception Point to me was the best and easiest read of the three. Dan Brown is a gifted storyteller who’s stories keep me coming back for more.

Deception Point’s fictional story includes several very likeable and memorable characters that run the gamut from heroes to scoundrels. Brown does an exceptional job of painting a very descriptive picture of each character and giving the reader a sense of knowing them or at least knowing someone like them.

Deception Point’s story revolves around an astounding discovery made by NASA, and the surrounding political battles that are generated by it. The characters that Brown weaves into the story include the President of the United States, a U.S. Senator, and the head of NASA. The two main characters of the book are a charismatic scholar T.V. star and a U.S. Government intelligence analyst whose relationship with another character provides plenty of spice for this adventure.

Dan Brown’s twists and turns will keep you guessing as you read. He leads the reader down one path and just as you think you have things figured out something happens that sends you careening in another direction. The book is fast paced and filled with non-stop action. Brown does a great job keeping the pace of the book strong and to the point.

For me Brown’s writing style sustains my interest and allows me to follow the story and not lose interest. I enjoyed Deception Point and would recommend it.

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