However, there are some flaws that are irritating, as in most of Brown’s work. There are too many repetitions. There are illogic comments. There are history lessons, which I really like, but in the wrong places. Oh, the government is after us, and is trying to kill us. Let's go to a museum! I just had an idea that could solve the mystery of symbols on a painting! Almost that illogical. Why the rush? Why not lay low, change one's appearance and cut and dye one's hair if you want to get away?
But I can ignore that. I think people sometimes concentrate too much on the flaws. As I am a fan of history and culture, I have a certain indulgence when it comes to his prose. It’s something with his books that makes me want to learn more about the content, and that’s wonderful.
About the theme of the book: The fact that during a 90-year old person’s life, living today, the world’s population has quadrupled is mind-blowing! It has grown from two billion to eight billion people since the 1920's. The rising numbers can become a problem one day, in the future, and it's interesting to use that as a theme.