Da Vinci Code book related reviews


Product: Book Hardcover
Title: The Da Vinci Code
Publisher: Doubleday
Authors: Dan Brown
Rating: 5/5
The Da Vinci Code
Best Book I Have Read in Years


I loved this book! I heard the uproar surrounding it, and decided to check it out for myself. It was so much better than I expected. Before I read this one, though, I read Angels & Demons. It set the stage. Amazing. I didn't think it could any better. I was wrong. The Da Vinci Code blew me away!!
If you've read the book, you have to check out Dan Brown's website. www.danbrown.com
There are some fascinating facts, pictures, and an incredible game. Game seems too light a word. More of a treasure hunt along the lines of the adventure Robert and Sophie took. It led me all over the internet, and I certainly learned a few things.



Product: Book Hardcover
Title: The Da Vinci Code
Publisher: Doubleday
Authors: Dan Brown
Rating: 1/5
The Da Vinci Code
COMMON SENSE PLEASE!


Interesting fiction but this does not pass the common sense test as any sort of real research. Why? ........... Well let's connect the dots:Historical Fact: The most skeptical atheist theologian would accept that at least 4 of the apostles died for their faith. St. Peter being crucified on Vatican Hill will be the example here.Psychiatric Fact: There has never been a case of multiple people hallucinating the same thing at the same time even attempts with modern drugs.ERGO: Christ's appearances were not hallucinations.SO: Jesus was resucitated, pretended to have risen from the dead and and his followers went around starting a cool new but bogus religion while Jesus went to live in the south of France with a babe.AND THEN: Nero thought the Christians were a pain in his rear so he rounded up Peter, their leader and had him crucified (no fun) in the Circus.BUT: Peter could have told where Jesus was and surely bargained his way back to a quiet fishing job on tne Sea of Galilee. But he decided to die a tortuous death to protect a guy with a babe on the French Riviera.RIGHT!Antone who takes this book seriously ............. ?



Product: Book Hardcover
Title: The Da Vinci Code
Publisher: Doubleday
Authors: Dan Brown
Rating: 3/5
The Da Vinci Code
Good read


I'm not sure why this book is number one on the bestseller list right now. It was a good, fun read, but not 'beats 'em all' caliber. If you're expecting something written in brilliant prose to knock you socks off, don't. But if you're looking for a good book to read, pick it up. It's entertaining, thought provoking and fun. If you don't read it with your expectations sky high because it's number one, then you'll probably enjoy it for the story it is.



Product: Book Hardcover
Title: The Da Vinci Code
Publisher: Doubleday
Authors: Dan Brown
Rating: 3/5
The Da Vinci Code
A non-fiction disguised as a fast-paced novel?


Reading the book I get the impression that Dan Brown spent many hours researching the Grail legends and its connection to the Priory, and, the Catholic Church. Much of this we can find in books such as Holy Blood; Holy Grail, etc. But - at least in my opinion - Brown does inject some less bandied elements into the subject in general: worship of the feminine principle, the concept the Sekinah, as the yang to YHWH's yin, and such. Brown then pours all these elements into a pretty good action-packed yarn about an American professor specialising in the Grail legends (Brown?) on the run from the French police and albino assassins for a murder of a museum curator. Interestingly the person he's on the run with is none other than the victim's grand-daughter. If you don't like the drama here then at least you might find the non-fiction elements refreshing. Brown's writing style is pretty good too: very short chapters with punchy scenes.



Product: Book Hardcover
Title: The Da Vinci Code
Publisher: Doubleday
Authors: Dan Brown
Rating: 5/5
The Da Vinci Code
Should I REVIEW THE NOVEL?


OK I admit it, I'm dumb as a rock! I blame it on my utter unwillingness to do anything more than drive my SUV to the mall while talking on my cell phone after watching TV all day. I firmly believe that Dan Brown intended to subvert the Christian masses with his impeccably researched book of pure fact that cannot be challenged by the greatest historians of any age. This book, no let's refer to it as a Bible from now on, this Bible, who's content may not be called into question, should be taught along side the creation theory in all school across the US. Which by the way is ruled by the superior intelligence of our greatest of all Presidents George W. Bush A.K.A. God mark II.Do not question my authority and my God given power to judge all others as scum. I am next in line to rule the earth after God mark II is done with it. Though there won't be anything left I will still have my copy of the Jebus Bible in one hand and the Dan Brown Bible in the other. So it is written so it is done.



Product: Book Hardcover
Title: The Da Vinci Code
Publisher: Doubleday
Authors: Dan Brown
Rating: 3/5
The Da Vinci Code
Entertaining enough, but way too much hype!


Two people who know that I have an aversion to reading, "what everyone else is reading" recommended the Da Vinci Code to me. They assured me that, despite all the frenzy surrounding the book, it was great! I did read it, and while I read it quickly because something about it did capture my attention, I did not really enjoy it. I thought it was a clever way for Dan Brown to communicate the massive amount of information he obtained while researching the book, however, I really felt that the book was quite weak. I think Dan Brown has seen how well John Grisham has done in turning mediocre books into blockbusters and decided he should get in on the action as well. He even describes the main character as resembling Harrison Ford.The book was entertaining enough for me to finish it, but I wish I had borrowed it from a friend or the library instead of purchasing it.



Product: Book Hardcover
Title: The Da Vinci Code
Publisher: Doubleday
Authors: Dan Brown
Rating: 4/5
The Da Vinci Code
The Trick to Reading Speculative History Fiction Books


When reading this book one should always keep in mind that this genre of book is going to be frought with peril from a writing standpoint. Let's get to the point here. Mr. Brown clearly has a love for this topic. He has spent LOTS of time and energy seeking out knowledge about this. This book is a vehicle for him to express his ideas, concepts and theories in fiction form. True, the writing is contrived and clumsy. Also, his techniques for ramping up the drama and suspense are not very compelling. In addition, I would agree with several other reviewers that most of the dialogue sounds like a lecture series. Okay, the book has obvious weaknesses in terms of form and construction.That being said, Mr. Brown is giving us the fruits of his labors with regard to his research. That's what I love about speculative history fiction novels. The writer gives the reader a lifetime of investigation on a subject wrapped around some kind of half-way decent plotline. One learns a lot about something interesting without having to invest tons of time sifting through materials that may or may not shed any more light on the subject at hand. Oftentimes, these books introduce the reader to something facinating that the reader didn't even know existed before.I get the feeling that this is one of those books. Definitely, read this book and enjoy the exposition of Brown's theories. Hopefully, it will spur you on to look into this strange topic more closely on your own. Read, ponder, decide for youself.



Product: Book Paperback
Title: The Truth Behind the Da Vinci Code: A Challenging Response to the Bestselling Novel
Publisher: Harvest House Publishers
Authors: Richard Abanes
Rating: 5/5
The Truth Behind the Da Vinci Code: A Challenging Response to the Bestselling Novel
Point by Point -- A+


Abanes is a seasoned author with about a dozen books under his belt. HIs chapters are gold from beginning to end. By that, I mean that there is no dross in his text. His stated purpose is to deal with the facts, and that's exactly what he does-and yet somehow I found that I was actually enjoying this book on a purely entertainmnt level. His writing is nifty, engaging, and far and away better that the other crop of brown-related answer books on the market. Here's some of my favorite quotes:- Right or wrong, The Da Vinci Code has clearly struck a spiritual nerve and deserves special attention from those interested in religion. Whether or not Christianity is true is not even the primary issue. Other questions relating to the novel are far more basic: 1) Does it correctly present historical events? 2) Does it properly interpret classic works of art? 3) Does it accurately represent the religious belief systems upon which so much of the plot is based; namely, Christianity and Gnosticism?" (p. 10)- "Rumor, gossip, and propaganda. They are powerful tools in the hands of one who knows how to wield them. As Mark Pesce, co-inventor of virtual reality for the internet, has said: 'In the wrong mouths, words can lead to disaster. Consider Jim Jones or Adolph Hitler, who, by force of their oratory, led hundreds and millions to their deaths'" (p. 45).- "One's faith is an intensely emotional and highly sacred thing. Consequently, the religious views of all people must be shown respect and tolerance" (p. 77)All in all, a very enlightening book, concise, cheap, respectful to others, not agenda driven, carefully documented-what more could you want? This is the one to get. All the crucial issues are covered, unlike other books (apparently).



Product: Book Paperback
Title: Cracking Da Vinci's Code: You've Read the Fiction, Now Read the Facts
Publisher: Cook Communications
Authors: James Garlow
Rating: 5/5
Cracking Da Vinci's Code: You've Read the Fiction, Now Read the Facts
Finally, a book that details the facts from the fiction


A Must Read For anyone who has read the Da Vinci Code by Dan Brown. This was a great read. It not only held my attention with its interesting dialogue and characters but it was easy to ascertain the facts from the fiction presented in Dan Brown's book, The Da Vinci Code.



Product: Book Hardcover
Title: The Da Vinci Code
Publisher: Doubleday
Authors: Dan Brown
Rating: 3/5
The Da Vinci Code
watered down apostasy


While this book is obviously entertaining the masses (every other person at the airport seemed to be carrying one) and it is an entertaining and fairly well-written (for the most part) story, I'd sum up my first perception like this: Imagine John Grisham holed up in a far away cabin sinking his intellectual teeth into not only such works as "Holy Blood, Holy Grail" and "The Templar Revelation" but more blatantly all of the works of Umberto Eco.The Grisham-like writer then exits the cabin, returns to civilization and "vouchsafes" his "spell-binding," "highly original" story to the unsuspecting masses.Personally, I see no problem with him twisting around church doctrine and placing women into their rightful (and originally pagan before the Christians 'patriarchialized' everything) place of hegemony. And I'm intrigued that a popular writer is delivering such goods to a mainstream audience.It's just that The Name of The Rose and Foucault's Pendulum (both by Eco) did it so much better. Not to mention the non-fiction works of such writers as Pagels and Capra.I'll give it a second read and see if I'm missing something - if so, I'll revise/update my review.



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