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Angels & Demons

June 4, 2009 by Rudolph

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"Angels & Demons" from Dan Brown.

Publisher Pocket Books (2000); 480 pages; in English; for sale at approx. USD 7,99 (amazon.com), ISBN 0-671-02735-2 (US).

Angels & Demons is a 2000 bestselling mystery-thriller novel written by American author Dan Brown and published by Pocket Books. The novel introduces the character Robert Langdon, who is also the protagonist of Brown's subsequent 2003 novel, The Da Vinci Code, and 2009 novel, The Lost Symbol. It also shares many stylistic literary elements with its sequel, such as conspiracies of secret societies, a single-day time frame, and the Catholic Church. Ancient history, architecture, and symbolism are also heavily referenced throughout the book. A film adaptation was released on May 15, 2009, though it was set after the events of The Da Vinci Code film, which had been released in 2006.[1]

The book contains several references to the Alfa Romeo 155:[2]

"The four unmarked Alfa Romeo 155 T-Sparks roared down Via dei Coronari like fighter jets off a runway. The vehicles carried twelve plain clothed Swiss Guards armed with Cherchi-Pardini semiautomatics."[3]

"Langdon felt cramped in the small car."[4]

"The driver swerved the car toward the curb and put on the brakes. Three other Alfa Romeos skidded in behind them."[5]

"Langdon felt himself sweating now in his Harris tweed in the backseat of the Alfa Romeo, which was idling in Piazza de la Concorde, three blocks from the Pantheon."[6]

"He slammed on the brakes and avoided entering the intersection just as a line of four Alfa Romeos appeared out of nowhere and tore by in a blur. Once past, the cars skidded, decelerating, and cut sharply left one block ahead, taking the exact route Glick had intended to take."[7]

"Glick accelerated down the street and hung a left after the Alfa Romeos."[8]

"As soon they'd arrived, Chinita and Glick had seen a veritable army of young men pour out of the Alfa Romeos and surrounded the church."[9]

"At the bottom of the stairs, the military-looking man had pulled one of the Alfa Romeos close to the stairs and opened the trunk."[10]

"As the caravan of Alfa Romeos tore out of Piazza del Popolo, everyone was in too much of a hurry to notice the BBC van pulling out behind them."[11]

"Guther Glick floored the BBC van's accelerator and swerved through traffic as he tailed the four speeding Alfa Romeos across the Tiber River on Ponte Margherita. Glick would have made an effort to maintain an inconspicuous distance, but today he could barely keep up. These guys were flying."[12]

"He tailed the Alfa Romeo through a hard left swerve around Piazza Risorgimento."[13]

"The four Alfa Romeos slipped deftly into traffic surrounding St. Peter's Square."[14]

"MSNBC was now running tape. The Swiss Guards carried the body of Cardinal Ebner down the stairs outside Santa Maria del Popolo and lifted him into an Alfa Romeo."[15]

"When Olivetti's Alfa Romeo tore out of Vatican City, this time there was no line of unmarked cars following him."[16]

"Even with its siren now affixed and blaring, Olivetti's Alfa Romeo seemed to go unnoticed as it rocketed across the bridge into the heart of old Rome."[17]

"Olivetti never touched the brakes as he snaked the howling Alfa Romeo toward the Church of Santa Maria della Vittoria."[18]

<to be continued>

References

1. Wikipedia: Angels & Demons; 2009.
2. Archivio storico dell'Alfa 155: Literature; 2009.
3. Brown, D., Corgi Books: Angels and Demons, ISBN 0 552 15073 8, chapter 56, p. 257; 2001.
4. Brown, D., Corgi Books: Angels and Demons, ISBN 0 552 15073 8, chapter 56, p. 258; 2001.
5. Brown, D., Corgi Books: Angels and Demons, ISBN 0 552 15073 8, chapter 56, p. 259; 2001.
6. Brown, D., Corgi Books: Angels and Demons, ISBN 0 552 15073 8, chapter 58, p. 263; 2001.
7. and 8. Brown, D., Corgi Books: Angels and Demons, ISBN 0 552 15073 8, chapter 66, p. 307; 2001.
9. Brown, D., Corgi Books: Angels and Demons, ISBN 0 552 15073 8, chapter 70, p. 321; 2001.
10. Brown, D., Corgi Books: Angels and Demons, ISBN 0 552 15073 8, chapter 71, p. 326; 2001.
11. Brown, D., Corgi Books: Angels and Demons, ISBN 0 552 15073 8, chapter 72, p. 331; 2001.
12. Brown, D., Corgi Books: Angels and Demons, ISBN 0 552 15073 8, chapter 73, p. 331; 2001.
13. and 14. Brown, D., Corgi Books: Angels and Demons, ISBN 0 552 15073 8, chapter 73, p. 332; 2001.
15. Brown, D., Corgi Books: Angels and Demons, ISBN 0 552 15073 8, chapter 81, p. 355; 2001.
16. Brown, D., Corgi Books: Angels and Demons, ISBN 0 552 15073 8, chapter 87, p. 390; 2001.
17. and 18. Brown, D., Corgi Books: Angels and Demons, ISBN 0 552 15073 8, chapter 88, p. 391; 2001.
 
External links
 
Archivio storico dell’Alf a 1 55 - official webpage
Dan Brown - official website
 
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