“During the Renaissance, Spanish sculptors who made mistakes while carving expensive marble often patched their flaws with cera—‘wax’. A statue that had no flaws and required no patching was hailed as a ‘sculpture sin cera’ or a ‘sculpture without wax.’ The phrase eventually came to mean anything honest or true. English word ‘sincere’ evolved from the Spanish sin cera—‘without wax’. David’s secret code was no great mystery—he was simply signing his letters ‘Sincerely’.”
~Dan Brown, Digital Fortress
In this book the words did thrive, it’s a perfect five (I’m sorry I couldn’t resist).
Digital Fortress is one of the best techno-thrillers I’ve ever read. I’ve been bowled over. I just can’t take my eyes off this green book. I love it, I love it, I love it. The plot’s heavy on crypto, dense on love. I enjoyed Da Vinci Code, but this is some next level stuff. It’ll give you smart thrills. A perfect gum of cryptography, envy and love is what this is. I’d use more adjectives but school taught me to go easy on them— the less the better. Can’t say I learned well, but okay.
My takeaway from the book? “Everything is possible. Impossible just takes longer”.
Also, I cracked Tankado’s mystery code before the team did. Ha.
Wait, why am I babbling? Because I’m in love.
Dan Brown, you’re responsible for creating David Becker. You’re responsible for my insanity. I need a David Becker
See this is why I don’t like great books. They make you fall in love with fictional characters.
Why did the story have to end?