2023 Book Review: Digital Fortress

Digital Fortress by Dan Brown

A Mystery/Thriller, 1998 by St Martin’s Press, 510 Page 

What I Didn’t Like:

  • Some of the twists in the story felt cliche and stretched too thin. I wanted more from the big reveals, honestly. 
  • I didn’t feel overly connected to any character. You spend a little time with a lot of people. There’s really no one I rooted for. 
  • The ending felt overly dramatic and bordering on cheesy. I mean, it was intense and it did work, but it just seemed a bit much. 
  • There’s some fatphobic content and some cliches for the brilliant characters that I could’ve done without. 

What I Did Like:

  • Strange how well the technology held up! I was nervous because this one was published in the late 90s but it still felt relevant. 
  • The mystery is wonderful. You are immediately sucked into the story, wondering who is responsible and how it all comes together.
  • I didn’t have it all figured out. There were questions and twists that intrigued me and kept me interested. There were things I didn’t predict. 

Who Should Read This One:

  • I would love to get the opinion of a tech person on this one! 
  • Readers who like high stakes, fast paced mysteries that read like puzzles. 

My Rating: 4 Stars

  • Overall, this one brings an intensity that the genre demands and will please readers of thrillers.

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