Monday, December 7, 2009

Our weekend

I've already mentioned that we got our Christmas tree up this weekend. Abigail is loving the tree. When she was getting ready for bed last night, she had to go into the guest room and say "Goodnight Christmas tree!"

On Friday I said that I was hoping to get Angels and Demons watching this weekend finally. I finished reading the book two weeks before the movie was released in May, but didn't get to see the movie in the theater. I couldn't imagine how they would fit the whole story into a movie, but I was not disappointed. Every plot point that I felt was important got covered. And Ewan McGregor was perfect (see me not being surprised). The one thing I didn't like was that they left in the scene where Robert Langdon topples part of the Vatican Archives. The archivist in me was cringing.

Since I don't want anyone spoiling The Lost Symbol for me (and I think I'm 200th in line to get it from the library), I won't say anymore about Angels and Demons. Other than it's so good!

(In case you're wondering, I know that Dan Brown's books are works of fiction. Dan Brown knows it too. I am a history major which involved a lot of study about the Catholic Church, so i understand that some of his information is based in fact. My main draw to his work is the intrigue and adventure though.)

2 comments:

Angela Mobley said...

I read his books but have not seen any of the movies. i think we are going to rent julie and Julia tomorrow...I haven't read that book but food? Complicated women? Count me in!

Sian said...

I've read the books but I haven't seen the movies. I too am a history major who went on to study librarianship with an interest in archiving..I would have loved to study more but I liked all the other library stuff too so never took it any further. Interesting to hear of you reading the books from a similar perspective!