Book Review | Digital Fortress by Dan Brown

Updated: Jun 27

Birth: June 22, 1964, Exeter, New Hampshire, USA


Digital Fortress by Dan Brown - 1998

Daniel Gerhard Brown (Dan Brown), son of a mathematics professor father who won the Presidential Award of America and a mother of professional religious music teacher, grew up in two paradox philosophies such as science and religion.


After graduating from Amherst college and Phillips Exeter Academy, he taught English in these institutions for a while and then he devoted his time to writing novels. Decryption and his curiosity for secret government agencies often led him to write thriller novels on these topics. His wife, an art historian and painter, also helps in his research.


We know him from worldwide known books such as Deception Point, Inferno, The Da Vinci Code, Angels & Demons, Origin, Digital Fortress and The Lost Symbol.


People always say "Digital Fortress" is the weakest book of Dan Brown.


I disagree with this thought. I quite liked this one, or at least the subject it was about. And I think now with all the commotion on the NSA and Snowden, it's again a hot novel topic. What is this safety? How much privacy should we give up in order to achieve safety?

Perfectly in Dan Brown style, there is a lot of running, shooting, killing, etc. I never really like too much of those things in my books, because it tends to become predictable very fast.


Still, I've read Digital Fortress novel and I liked it with a fast paced plot and decent enough writing, but of course I don't say everyone should read this.



“Who will guard the guards ? If we're the guards of society, then who will watch us and make sure that we're not dangerous?” /Dan Brown, Digital Fortress
“Who will guard the guards ? If we're the guards of society, then who will watch us and make sure that we're not dangerous?” /Dan Brown, Digital Fortress
“Force a hand, and it will fight you. But convince and mind to think as you want it to think, an you have an ally” /Dan Brown, Digital Fortress
“Act first, explain later.” /Dan Brown, Digital Fortress

“Everything is possible. The impossible just takes longer.”

“It came from the world’s first computer – the Mark 1 – a room-size maze of electromechanical circuits built in 1944 in a lab at Harvard University. The computer developed a glitch one day, and no one was able to locate the cause. After hours of searching, a lab assistant finally spotted the problem. It seemed a moth had landed on one of the computer’s circuit boards and shorted it out. From that moment on, computer glitches were referred to as bugs.” /Dan Brown, Digital Fortress
“Please accept this humble fax. My love for you is without wax.” /Dan Brown, Digital Fortress
“You can't jump for the stars if your feet hurt. And when you get where you're going, you darn well better look great!” /Dan Brown, Digital Fortress
“It is said that in death, all things become clear.” /Dan Brown, Digital Fortress
“NSA was a bottom feeder,” /Dan Brown, Digital Fortress


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