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've read


Simply Amazing! Not only is this book a wonderfully suspenseful novel including puzzles, codes, and twisty plot guaranteed to entice the reader, it is all centered around a basic set of facts that challenge everything you ever knew about the roots of the christian religion and ancient history. If you are interested in art history, religion, secret societies, or anything of the like, this is a must read. I highly recommend this novel. It only takes a day or two to finish, so why not give it a spin?



Product: Book Hardcover
Title: The Da Vinci Code
Publisher: Doubleday
Authors: Dan Brown
Rating: 4/5
The Da Vinci Code
Great story with strong attention to detail.


The write claims this novel is fiction yet he tries to persuade the readers he has uncovered real facts during his story. What is it?



Product: Book Hardcover
Title: The Da Vinci Code
Publisher: Doubleday
Authors: Dan Brown
Rating: 1/5
The Da Vinci Code
inflamatory hooey


I was in the mood for a very entertaining book to read over the weekend. I wanted something that really kept me turning the pages but didn't require me to think too much. I thought "The Da Vinci Code" would be the book to fill the bill. It wasn't.While every chapter did end with a "cliffhanger," the plot is so simplistic and hackneyed (and improbable) that any intelligent reader knows what's coming next. In addition, the writing itself was bad, making the book more than a little irritating to read. I will give Brown this, there was no "fat" in his prose, but there were several glaring grammar mistakes that almost made me throw the book aside. I don't care if an author isn't writing literary fiction; there's simply no excuse for a grammar mistake in a book. It's an insult to any reader.Where this book really fell short for me (as if plot and bad writing aren't enough) was in the area of characterization. Both Sophie and Robert were despicable and totally one-dimensional. And could there possibly be a more stupid member of the French Judicial Police than Sophie? I don't think so. This is a woman who probably couldn't have graduated high school, let alone work as a cryptologist. The plot twists were way to easy. I knew the secret bank number immediately and the identity of The Teacher is also quite easy to figure out. Let's just say that you'll know him as soon as he's introduced. No surprises there.I don't know a lot about the Holy Grail, the Priory of Sion, etc., so if Brown got his facts wrong, it didn't bother me. More knowledgeable readers might be offended, though. Had I been knowledgeable about the Priory, I think I would have been. I'm a Catholic as well, but this book didn't do anything to offend my faith. Frankly, it was too silly to be offensive. Ultra-conservative Catholics might be better off avoiding the book, however. I was far more offended by the bad writing and terrible characterization.The more I think about this book, the more time passes since my reading of it, the more I dislike it. Shame on Dan Brown for not perfecting the art and craft of novel writing before writing one. And shame on those who hyped this book to high heaven. It's not worth it and I've sworn off Dan Brown for good.



Product: Book Hardcover
Title: The Da Vinci Code
Publisher: Doubleday
Authors: Dan Brown
Rating: 1/5
The Da Vinci Code
Good Author, Bad Book


After reading Dan Brown's "Deception Point", I now know Brown is a good author who missed the mark with the Davinci Code.I read somewhere where Brown's agent heard the plot and said "wow this is gonna be great" so they cranked up the promotion of this book. Unfortunately, I don't think the publisher read the book first.Da Vinci Code is about a symologist who gets brought into a murder case and ends up breaking codes after codes until he discovers the secret of the Holy Grail.Your view of Christianity will have a big impact on how you view this book. I happen to not believe Brown's premise, but the book could have been good if Brown had made it as good as some of his other novels.As Brown unveils each new answer to a code, it reads like an encyclopedia of art history and hidden symbols in famous paintings. While intriguing, Brown fails to make it interesting, especially for a novel. Brown would have written a better novel (in my opinion) if the characters had to overcome doubt about what they were discovering. But that wasn't the case. As each new "supposed truth" is discovered, the characters accept it as fact, in the same way that modern day Christians accept the facts about Jesus (and Brown criticizes this blidn faith).Brown has written good books, this just isn't one of them.



Product: Book Hardcover
Title: The Da Vinci Code
Publisher: Doubleday
Authors: Dan Brown
Rating: 2/5
The Da Vinci Code
Mediocre?


Davinci Code didn't live up to the hype, at least not for me. If I hadn't been expecting so much maybe would have been 3 stars.



Product: Book Hardcover
Title: Secrets of the Code: The Unauthorized Guide to the Mysteries Behind The Da Vinci Code
Publisher: Perseus Books Group Rating: 5/5
Secrets of the Code: The Unauthorized Guide to the Mysteries Behind The Da Vinci Code
Enjoyed it


The code broken? Hardly. But a readable guide to what some might find troubling or intriguing in Brown's novel. It is especially suited to thiose who found the novel too short.

While this book is an interesting follow up to the Da Vinci Code, neither it nor Dan Brown's novel suggest Brown's fiction merits the title of an "alternative theology." THAT is wishful thinking, and nothing more.



Product: Book Hardcover
Title: The Da Vinci Code
Publisher: Doubleday
Authors: Dan Brown
Rating: 5/5
The Da Vinci Code
Gripping Page-Turner


Dan Brown's "The Da Vinci Code" is a gripping page-turner. It has the same pace as TV's "24" - a sleuth needs to solve an impossible puzzle in 24 hours.A museum curator is murdered, but in death leaves clues to a century-old secret. A Harvard expert on religious symbolism and a French detective chase the clues through murder and mayhem. Around each bend we meet multi-dimensional characters - a few on the border of genius and madness.The plot is creative, yet unpredictable. In addition to enjoyment, the reader gets and education in religious history and symbolism - although quite a bit comes from the author's rich imagination. The language is realistic. The speed is spell-binding. It is a great read and I am exploring Brown's last novel. Enjoy!



Product: Book Hardcover
Title: The Da Vinci Code
Publisher: Doubleday
Authors: Dan Brown
Rating: 1/5
The Da Vinci Code
Sorry son...


Looking back, I could have spent quality time with my son rather than wasting it on this book ("son, sorry for snapping at you when you tried to tear one of the pages"). I was promised a thrilling end, but was disappointed, or frankly speaking cheated. What began as an interesting thriller, ended up in a series of ridiculous twists and turns. Don't waste your hard earned $$$ on the movie.



Product: Book Hardcover
Title: The Da Vinci Code
Publisher: Doubleday
Authors: Dan Brown
Rating: 5/5
The Da Vinci Code
A Springboard for finding the missing pieces


I am engrossed in this book and have stopped several times to get additional information on everything from Opus Dei, to the Inquisition to Gnostics to The Last Supper and Mary Magdalene on the net. For someone raised with a sense of faith, yet having an intuitive feeling that there are unanswered questions and pieces missing in my life's puzzle, this was a springboard for me to learn more. This book is captivating, eye-opening, and believable in its history and suspenseful, exciting and an incredible page-turner as a story.Mind expanding to say the least!



Product: Book Hardcover
Title: The Da Vinci Code
Publisher: Doubleday
Authors: Dan Brown
Rating: 5/5
The Da Vinci Code
Intelligent thriller


This was a great, quick read. Often when I read mysteries or suspense novels, I find them to be poorly written and glaringly obvious. Often they are so outlandish that you are unable to lose yourself in the fiction of the story. Not so here. This story is fast-paced but well-crafted and well-researched.The story begins as Jacques Sauniere, the top executive of the Louvre, is murdered. Robert Langdon, Harvard professor of religious symbolity, is immediately suspected because of a note Sauniere left at the scene of his death. Sauniere's grandaughter, Sophie Nouveau, is a cryptologist with the French equivalent of the FBI,and becomes involved upon learning of the death message. The parties learn that Sauniere was actually grand master of the Priory of Scion, an ancient organization dedicated to keeping a secret about Jesus Christ that would devastate the Catholic Church and Christianity in general. Obviously, the Catholic Church is also seeking the secret kept by Sauniere--in order to destroy any evidence of it.This novel features an elaborate cat and mouse game. Sauniere's killer is pursuing Robert and Sophie. Robert and
Sopie, meanwhile, are attempting to decipher code after code left by Sauniere which will ultimately lead to the secret.Largely based on an actual alternate theory about Mary Magdalene and Jesus, I found this novel's research into Paganism and the Catholic Church to be fascinating. I am not sure how much of the novel is accurate, but prominent people throughout history have subscribed to this theory. I looked back at Leonardo Da Vinci's painting of The Last Supper after reading The Da Vinci Code. I was able to see the symbols and clues described by Dan Brown concerning Mary Magdalene and the Apostle Peter.This is an intelligent thriller. I was never bored, and couldn't wait to plow through all 450 pages. The chapters are also very short, which I find annoying in some books but added to the novel's fast pace in this case. Surely this book is detested by the Catholic Church, but the controversial nature of the story makes it all the more interesting.



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