SIDNEY SHELDON

Born: 11 February 1917, Chicago, Illinois, USA Died: 30 January 2007, Rancho Mirage, California, USA  Birth Name: Sidney Schechtel Early life Sheldon was born Sidney Schechtel in Chicago, Illinois. His parents, of Russian Jewish ancestry, were Ascher “Otto” Schechtel (1894–1967), manager of a jewelry store, and Natalie Marcus. At 10, Sidney made his first sale,... Continue Reading →

INFERNO (Robert Langdon #4)

Author: DAN BROWN Publication:  2013 Genre:  Thriller, Mystery, Conspiracy Language: English Narrator: Third person narrator. This narrator is not omniscient. Even though he tells the emotions and thoughts of all the characters in the novel, the narrator knows only what Langdon knows about the situation in which he becomes involved. Theme: The challenge associated with population... Continue Reading →

THE LOST SYMBOL (Robert Langdon #3)

Author: DAN BROWN Publication:  2009 Genre:  Thriller, Mystery, Conspiracy Language: English Narrator: Third person Omniscient Narrator. The  narrator is reliable and  records the thoughts and emotions of all of characters. More emphasis is placed on Langdon, the hero, and Mal’akh, the villain, than the other characters. Theme:  A prevalent theme throughout this novel is the connection... Continue Reading →

THE DA VINCI CODE (Robert Langdon #2)

Author: DAN BROWN Publication:  2004 Genre:  Thriller, Mystery, Conspiracy Language: English Tense: Past Setting Time:  Present day Setting Places: Paris, Versailles, London, Scotland. Major Characters: Robert Langdon, Sophie Neveu, Jacques Saunière, Silas, Leigh Teabing Narrator: Third-person, anonymous, omniscient narrator. Point of view: The narrator speaks from the point of view of several characters, describing what they see... Continue Reading →

ANGELS & DEMONS (Robert Langdon #1)

Author: DAN BROWN First Publication: 2000 Genre: Mystery, Thriller, Historical Fiction Language: English Setting: There are two major settings in Angels and Demons. The first is the Vatican and its surrounding sites of Catholic worship in Rome; the second is CERN, Located in Geneva, Switzerland,  a scientific counterpoint to the Vatican. Major Characters:  Vittoria Vetra, Robert... Continue Reading →

DECEPTION POINT

Author: Dan Brown Publication: 2001 Genre: Mystery, Thriller Language: English Main Characters: Rachel Sexton, Michael Tolland, Thomas Sedgewick Sexton, Corky Marlinson, Zachary Herney, William Pickering Narrator: Narrator of the novel is third person and is narrated from the different perspectives of the various characters. Theme: Deception and the search for the truth is one of the main themes... Continue Reading →

DIGITAL FORTRESS

Author: Dan Brown Publication: 1998 Genre: Mystery, Techno-Thriller Language: English Main Characters: Susan Fletcher, David Becker, David Becker, Trevor Strathmore    Narrator: Multiple Third Person omniscient Narrator Theme:  National Security Vs Individual's Right to Privacy Plot Summary When the United States National Security Agency's code-breaking supercomputer TRANSLTR encounters a revolutionary new code—Digital Fortress—that it cannot break,... Continue Reading →

Rules and Standards for Book Club

To make a Book Club successful and growing, it is important to adhere certain rules and standards for behavior which prevents pointless arguments or even oblivious offences and helps to run Book Club more efficiently and smoothly. Most of the rules and standards are basic and common sense but it is necessary to remind rules... Continue Reading →

DAN BROWN

Born: June 22, 1964, in Exeter, New Hampshire, US. Dan Brown’s books are paramount encounter of excitement and ecstasy for the fan of secrets, codes, symbols and conspiracies. The books are set in 24 hours period story that swallow up the mind, soul and heart of the readers completely. A musician by profession, Dan Brown... Continue Reading →

MARGARET MITCHELL

Born: November 8, 1900 in Atlanta, Georgia, United States Died: August 16, 1949 (aged 48) Grady Memorial Hospital, Atlanta, Georgia Childhood  & Early Life Margaret Munnerlyn Mitchell was born in Atlanta, Georgia on 08th  November 1900. Her family was wealthy and  politically prominent. Her father, Eugene Muse Mitchell, was an attorney, and her mother, Mary Isabel "May Belle" (or... Continue Reading →

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