By Jared Della Rocca, Technology Resources and Outreach Librarian
The New Book by Dan Brown: I didn't look back for the title because, let's be honest, they're all entirely the same book. 25 pages of action, surrounded by 300 pages of Wiki-facts. Looks like Dan Brown/Robert Langdon stumbled upon the wiki page for Dante's Inferno and did a marathon wiki session. Time to kill off the character. Or retire from writing.
The Bible Code by Michael Drosnin: Turns out that underneath a book that was supposedly written down 3,000 years ago is a mystical code that can predict the future...once the future has already happened and you know what to look for and can change letters and numbers to make them match what already happened. So yeahhh miracles. Although, I'm sorta seeing a Bible Code/Robert Langdon crossover novel.
The Wasp Factory by Iain Banks: See "Crying Game, The." Or more explicitly - He's a She. Wait, did I mention already there'd be spoilers included? I didn't outright say it? Well, I wrote it in code in my reviews, so it counts.
Gone, Baby, Gone by Dennis Lehane and Marathon Man by William Goldman (yes, the William Goldman who also wrote The Princess Bride): I grouped these books together because they were both turned into movies (didn't see the first, saw the second) and the books are awesome and you should read them.
Final Note: Dan Brown's book is called Inferno. Yeah, like the Dante book. As much creativity in the title as the entire rest of his book.
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