Mr van Noordwyck’s summer reading

We asked all members of staff to tell us what they had been reading during their summer holidays and received some really interesting replies.  Here is Mr van Noordwyck’s selection:

Angels and Demons by Dan Brown

In this prequel to “The Da Vinci Code”, Mr. Langdon attempts to discover the  killer of a prominent physicist who was looking to prove that science and religion are intermingled. He crosses paths with the Vatican, along with the Swiss Guard, but the most surprising and unexpected twist occurs at the end, when the real murderer is discovered….

Deception Point by Dan Brown

Rachel Sexton, a gister (data summarizer) for the National      Reconnaissance Office, gets an unexpected meeting with the  President of the United States.

Before she knows it, she is up at the North Pole, examining one of  the greatest finds in the history of mankind. NASA found a  meteorite containing life from outer space! This meteorite could win the election for current President Herney, because his adversary, Senator Sexton, is a popular critic of NASA…

Digital Fortress by Dan Brown

When the National Security Agency’s invincible code-breaking machine encounters a mysterious code it cannot break, the agency calls in its head cryptographer, Susan Fletcher, a brilliant, beautiful mathematician. What she uncovers sends shock waves through the corridors of power.  NielsenBookDataOnline


The Da Vinci Code by Dan Brown

Harvard professor Robert Langdon receives an urgent late-  night phone call while on business in Paris: the elderly    curator of the Louvre has been brutally murdered inside the  museum. Alongside the body, police have found a series of  baffling codes. As Langdon and a gifted French cryptologist,  Sophie Neveu, begin to sort through the bizarre riddles, they  are stunned to find a trail that leads to the works of Leonardo  Da Vinci – and suggests the answer to a mystery that stretches deep into the vault of history. Unless Langdon and Neveu can decipher the labyrinthine code and quickly assemble the pieces of the puzzle, a stunning historical truth will be lost forever…   NielsenBookDataOnline

Mr Van Noordwyck is working his way through Dan Brown’s series of books and is just finishing The Lost Symbol. Watch this space for when he’s completed the saga…


Author: Berkhamsted School Library

Main aims for Berkhamsted School Library • to provide a central resource for the whole school curriculum • to encourage an ethos of enquiry and discovery • to assist pupils in becoming confident and independent learners • to develop research and information skills throughout the school • to offer resources which enrich cultural values and experiences for pupils, as well as have a role in their recreational life and promote reading for pleasure as a lifelong activity

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