Look, I love Dan Brown's books. I've read and adored every single one. But after this? I don't think i'll be reading anything of his anymore. At first i was angry at all the critics who said his writing was awkward, blocky and repetitive. But after that glass shattering realization, i couldn't not see it. It was horrible to read. Absolutely horrific. The plot didn't grab me - of course the super hot and smart female side-kick totes wants to hook up with him, but is, damaged goods.I gave up very early on, and i think that says something, as a (normally) huge fan of Brown's. Disappointing, really, really disappointing.