Da Vinci Code book related reviews


Product: Book Paperback
Title: The Da Vinci Hoax: Exposing the Errors in The Da Vinci Code
Publisher: Ignatius Press
Authors: Carl E. Olson, Sandra Miesel
Rating: 5/5
The Da Vinci Hoax: Exposing the Errors in The Da Vinci Code
Best of the DVC Debunkers


I've read quite a few books of the Holy Blood, Holy Grail (HBHG) genre over the last two decades, and generally enjoyed them -- not as history, but as a fun, pseudo-historical modern mythos. I enjoyed that aspect of The Da Vinci Code (DVC) as well, (although the book had flimsy caricatures in place of characters, logical errors and a weak story). However, with his great success and his absurd insistence that the HBHG background material is factual, Dan Brown has popularized the HBHG bunk as real history, and done so on a huge scale. So when DVC generated a shelf-load of rebuttals, I was interested in them too. The Da Vinci Hoax appears to be the best of the lot.There are several areas of HBHG lore with which I have more than a little familiarity, so I use those as checkpoints. In those areas, Olson and Miesel cite good sources and say all the right things. Having now checked some of their sources with which I wasn't previously familiar, they too seem reliable. My only criticism is that a few of the early discussions in their book have some Christian apologetics thrown in. It is certainly understandable that many of the people motivated to debunk HBHG and related anti-Catholic materials (like DVC) are themselves devout Christians, as are many who would purchase such debunking books. However, such pro-Christian side arguments tend to obscure main issue, the historical problems with the HBHG lore, making it seem as if the debate were between committed Christians and neo-Gnostic Magdalene-bloodline true believers. However, that is a minor criticism directed to only a few passages, (as opposed to some of the other DVC debunking books, which are swamped by Christian apologetics).Despite the number of other DVC rebuttals on the shelves, this book was very much needed. It provides a serious and documented analysis of all the main historical points of Brown's misleading bestseller, with useful and reliable references.



Product: Book Hardcover
Title: The Da Vinci Code
Publisher: Doubleday
Authors: Dan Brown
Rating: 4/5
The Da Vinci Code
A fun read but ...


I give this book 3.5 stars. The DaVinci code is basically the story of a grand scavenger hunt that deals with some of the most fundamental issues in western culture. Dan Brown's writing style is a bit basic and won't lead this book to instant recognition as a classic, but it is a fun read, a real page turner and I can certainly understand its best selling status. The book divides itself between three or so plot threads - by the middle of the book nearly every chapter is ending with a mini-clifhanger and compells the reader to keep reading until the clifhanger is resolved. Its a good story and doesn't take a PhD in mathematics or art history to follow - this is both good and bad - I felt that the plot was not quite as intricate as it might have been based on other similarly themed works I've read recently - on the other hand, it was very involving while remaining easy to follow. In the end, though, I was dissapointed that the plot did not seem to get as intricate as it potentially could have, and to me the ending left a little to be desired in that payoff from the grand quest undertaken by the two main characters is more or less left unspoken, even though the book spends most of its ~450 pages building anticipation for exactly that. For those who liked this book and would like to read a somewhat similar story with a bit more depth, I'd recommend Neal Stephenson's "Cryptonomicon".



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


The Da Vinci Code, by Dan Brown captivates its readers with a mysterious and suspenseful plot. The novel takes place in the romantic city of Paris, France where the main character Robert Langdon, a recognized symbologist, embarks on a remarkable adventure with a female counterpart, Sophie. Together the two attempt to crack the mysteries of the first modern Church and where the immeasurable Holy Grail rests. The two come across the French Police, greedy grail seekers, and people with a sufficient amount of knowledge that will either aid or harm them in the long run. Brown's style of writing brings the reader into a well-organized and studied plot by using the famous artwork of Leonardo Da Vinci to explain his theories of the Modern Church. The book can captivate people from those who are grail seekers, to people with any form of religion and are actively interested in the formation of mankind. I perceived the book as insightful, and one that kept me turning pages in order to reveal the outcome. I would definitely recommend this novel to anyone with an interest in religion and who is seeking an extraordinary thrill.



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


I loved this book. Why? Because it did what a book is supposed to do. It was entertaining, and took my mind off the "real" world for a time. That is what a book is supposed to do and this one does just that.However, it also made me do some research...a book that makes you think...now there is a novel idea!I did research on DaVinci, and looked at his art and writings in a whole new light. I also did research on the various other Churches and socities mentioned...by doing that I learned some quite valuable history. I have barely scratched the surface of what I intend to learn from this book, and I look forward to researching even more.Thank you Mr. Brown for giving me an opportunity to LEARN.



Product: Book Hardcover
Title: The Da Vinci Code
Publisher: Doubleday
Authors: Dan Brown
Rating: 5/5
The Da Vinci Code
Davinci Code Exceeds all expectations


This is a surprise reading adventure from a reader who bought this to read while my spouse read Tom Clancy's newest. Soon each of us was waiting for the other to put Davinci Code down long enough so we could sneak a peek. It is such a compelling book that we actually considered buying a second copy for a simultaneous read. It is an intellectual trip for anyone interested in religion, symbology, linguistics, and history. The historical accuracy is noteworthy. At the same time, it is a mystery writer's masterpiece. The ending actually brought a tear or two. It will remain in my permanent library if I can recover it from the family members waiting to read it.



Product: Book Hardcover
Title: The Da Vinci Code, Special Illustrated Edition
Publisher: Doubleday
Authors: Dan Brown
Rating: 2/5
The Da Vinci Code, Special Illustrated Edition
Garbage Masquerading as Fiction


Come on, people! This is the masterpiece that's set the publishing world on its ear? The research is shoddy, the characters are totally flat, and the story limps along like a club footed cow. It would be impossible to put spoilers in this review, as the entire plot was as transparent as a Scooby Doo episode. The only amazing thing about this novel is the fact that so many people love it. Don't ask me why.



Product: Book Hardcover
Title: The Da Vinci Code
Publisher: Doubleday
Authors: Dan Brown
Rating: 5/5
The Da Vinci Code
An excellent book


This is my first book by this author and I was really drawn into his story. This genre is a little out of the norm for me; I usually read Sci-Fi/Fantasy books. This one came recommended and I took it with me while on vacation. Near the end of the book, I could not put it down and was up into the wee hours of the morning reading it (even though I had a long drive ahead of me). I was fortunate enough to be traveling overseas and was able to see Roslynn in person within a few days. I loved how this author used many facts in his story to weave a web of mystery and suspense.I am glad I was introduced to another genre of writing and I look forward to reading more of his books.



Product: Book Hardcover
Title: The Da Vinci Code
Publisher: Doubleday
Authors: Dan Brown
Rating: 5/5
The Da Vinci Code
A great mystery-thriller


Brown's novel tells a great fictional story, but it is his use of history,combined with numerous puzzles, that make this novel special. I can see how the historical theories presented would be unsettling to those who have never seriously questioned the origins of organized religion, Christian or otherwise. As is true of any great work of art, the novel left me hungry for more information and discussion of the multiple topics introduced. His ability to bring these issues to the masses in a well-researched novel is nothing short of brilliant!



Product: Book Paperback
Title: El Codigo Da Vinci / The Da Vinci Code
Publisher: Ediciones Urano
Authors: Dan Brown
Rating: 4/5
El Codigo Da Vinci / The Da Vinci Code
te mantiene en tensión hasta el último momento


Robert Langdon Regresa en esta segunda Novela de Dan Brown una ves mas contra una organizacion secreta, un mensaje que solo un experto en simbologia podria decifrar, Brown toma un poco de hechos historicos y los mescla en esta super novel de misterio.Esta ves nuestro no muy probable heroe(un profesor de simbologia no es el tipico heroe de una novela de misterios y acertijos)comiensa la busqueda de la respuesta a una conspiracion que se remonta a los tiempo del mismo Jesus, el problema como en la novel a anterior es que muchas Organizaciones estan detras del profesor Langdon y este misterio compromete a 2000 a?os de tradiciones. El objetivo de la novela es el de entrener tiene sus ataques a algunas organizaciones religiosas que no vale la pena mencionar, lo bueno es que te dan muchos datos que te dejan con ganas de saber mas, bueno nunca olviden que es ficcion y nada mas.La novela vale la pena leerla, si te gustan las conspiraciones como la del santo grial que envuelva a la Santa Sede a los Templarios y al Opus Dei esta novela puede que te guste,ademas de estar cargada de muchos datos historicos, arte y simbologia, mas una buena introduccion a ese gran hombre del renacimiento Da Vinci, despues de leer la novela tendras otro manera de ver el arte.Para conocer mas creo que el libro de Michael Baigent HOLY BLOOD, HOLY GRAIL te puede despejar algunas interrogantes y otras novelas d Dan Brown como Angeles y Demonios tambien nos adentra a las conspiraciones en el Vaticano.



Product: Book Hardcover
Title: The Da Vinci Code
Publisher: Doubleday
Authors: Dan Brown
Rating: 5/5
The Da Vinci Code
Absolutley Wonderful!!


I am an avid book reader of all types of categories. I can absolutley tell you without a shadow of a doubt, this book was
one of the best ever written! Its a true page turner from page one on.The moment Robert Langdon answers the door to the end of the book is one surprise after another. The history that is revealed in this book is utterly amazing! And well worth the time to look it up on the internet. Especially if your not familiar with Da Vinci, Priory of Sion, etc. The descriptions of the many places visited, made me believe and think i was actually there. This is truly a wonderful, well written book.
I love it! I am a Dan Brown fan now!



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