I like most anything that has to do with history – even fictitious history. Add art and architecture, secret societies and a good conspiracy theory and you’ve got all the makings of a good story.
This is the second time I’ve read Angles and Demons by Dan Brown and I must say I enjoyed it as much the second time as I did the first time. His plot isn’t the most complex I’ve ever read but he does tell a good story in spite of the errors. The characters are believable and engaging, the settings have depth to them, and the dialog doesn’t sound artificial.
Angels and Demons, like the Da Vinci Code, portrays the Catholic Church in a less-than-flattering light and that has caused a fair amount of protest. It’s a work of fiction not fact, despite what Brown put on the first page. What does it say about a faith that can be rocked by fiction?