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
Provocative , disturbing, insightful....and a great read!


DaVinci Code is a remarkable thriller weaving the common and the mystical. Dan Brown icludes enough familiar references to history, religion, art, and murder to share common ground with the reader. Then he soars into spectaular realms of intrigue, mystery, and science. For example, DaVinci's famous painting of the Last Supper is known to everyone. But on closer inspection, the reader learns, a deep hidden secret is laid bare; to the astonishment of the characters and the reader. Sorting out fact from fiction will keep Christian historians and apologists busy for a while...but in the meantime, the thousands of readers of this book will be curled up, rapidly turning pages, in enthralling suspense.



Product: Book Hardcover
Title: The Da Vinci Code
Publisher: Doubleday
Authors: Dan Brown
Rating: 1/5
The Da Vinci Code
I Agree with the Pans


I was pleased to see that many readers had the same reaction to the Da Vinci Code as I. Great subject matter. Could have made a very strong book. Puerile plotting and narrative. I felt like I had ordered one of those No Downpayment kits from an infomercial.



Product: Book Hardcover
Title: The Da Vinci Code
Publisher: Doubleday
Authors: Dan Brown
Rating: 5/5
The Da Vinci Code
Couldn't put the book down!


At the outset and in order to minimalise any suggestions of pre-conceived bias, I am not a Christian. Indeed, I am not a believer in any faith. I chose to read "The da Vinci Code" simply as a piece of escapist literature. The book largely fills this capacity.I am puzzled as to how people can be offended or shocked by Brown's work. It would seem that some people are easily upset and prone to self-righteousness. The book involves a series of murders that are all related with a clear Christian sub-text. In this sense, I think the book justifiably earns three stars from five.As to the sub-text, the book suggests that Jesus Christ was married to Mary Magdalene and had at least one child. So what! A thirty two year old man 2,000 years ago would be very unusual if he had not married. Why on earth is this such a big deal? Surely, the Christian faith is strong enough without being seriously challenged by one book?Returning to the novel at a more general level, Brown has produced a stock standard thriller. The plot reveals itself with a religious theme but ends more with a whimper than a bang. Read the book to be informed as to all the fuss, but do not expect a work of literary greatness.



Product: Book Hardcover
Title: The Da Vinci Code
Publisher: Doubleday
Authors: Dan Brown
Rating: 5/5
The Da Vinci Code
Not for the simple-minded. Only for the open-minded


If you don't think for yourself, don't bother with this intellectually and spiritually challenging work by Dan Brown. This book is an highly provocative mind-opener, so you really have to be a courageous, free-thinking person in order to really get into it and explore new territory. It throws into question many of our comfortable traditions and truisms, our cherished and well-defended beliefs and practices(like going to church every Sunday and trusting the cliches coming from the pulpits above us). I believe that this novel is a landmark on our journey toward greater self-awareness and freedom of intellectual exploration- but you have to be gutsy enough to shed a lot of mental baggage and inherited illusions to get there. If you want to be brave and expand your consciousness, read this work. If you want to remain a sheep amongst the flock with the same color of wool over your eyes, then do not even venture into the first chapter. It will shake you to the foundations of your uncritical thought. Stay where you are. Pray. Smooze. Follow the dicta and the routines of your Church. The pure sunlight out here in Dan Bown-land can be blinding, especially for sheep.



Product: Book Hardcover
Title: The Da Vinci Code
Publisher: Doubleday
Authors: Dan Brown
Rating: 5/5
The Da Vinci Code
you MUST simply read this book...


Okay, Mr. Brown, keeps upping himself with each successive novel. This is a book not to be missed. I dare you to put this book down once you start reading. It starts with a gruesome death in the Louvre and continues with an unfolding mystery that spans continents, centuries, and will blow away your conceptions about the "accepted" histories of art and religion. This book deserves to be a major bestseller! (And don't forget to read all his other books, too!)--James Rollins



Product: Book Hardcover
Title: The Da Vinci Code
Publisher: Doubleday
Authors: Dan Brown
Rating: 1/5
The Da Vinci Code
Incredible revelations!... Not!


With much hoopla and praise behind it, and an intriguing concept for the plot, I picked up Brown's The Da Vinci Code with enthusiasm. The premise is that there is an incredible secret that the Catholic Church will stop at nothing to suppress, and warring secret societies plot to possess this powerful information. The secret has been protected and kept by such luminaries throughout history as Isaac Newton, Dan Quayle, and, yes, Leonardo Da Vinci (I'm being facetious about one of those). Promising start, but from there is all goes downhill. The main charactors are intensely familiar from airport novels galore - the intelligent and unconventionally beautiful heroine (whose strong, clear eyes keep flashing), and the intelligent and unconventionally handsome hero (who keeps giving lopsided grins). These cookie-cutter charactors lack real depth, and instead are given quirks with pat explanations that well-written charactors don't need.
The plot jerks around, with one cliff-hanging chapter after another, with so little pay-off that it comes off as just manipulative rather than honestly suspenseful. And here's the big disappointment: the revelations - about Church, Da Vinci, and the Holy Grail - are all completely passe. We knew that already! Or at least you should know all this information already if you had spent at least a little time reading about Church, art, or feminist history. Or even if you watch the Discovery Channel on a semi-regular basis! So my advise is: Go buy a book on Church history, art history, or Barbara G. Walker's Women's Encyclopedia of Myths and Secrets if you're interested in this kind of thing. Unless you can't read about history without a mad albino monk villian and a heroine who walks with long, fluid strides to liven things up - in which case, fair enough, this book is for you.



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


Fun reading, addictive fiction (though the prose and style leave much to be desired), if it were not for Brown's claim that all facts, rituals, etc are "accurate". Oh my! Umberto Eco has done way better in entertaining the reader while being historically accurate at the same time. Brown smuggles crackpot history for facts, along the worse Hollywood style. So be it... I do not recommed this book to anyone interested in learning rather than being entertained.



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


The Da Vinci Code.
What can I say?
Dan Brown's wildly popular Da Vinci Code is one rollicking good piece of fiction.
I will be the first in line to see the movie based on this wonderful piece of fiction.
It is a taut, fast paced, fun-filled piece of fiction.
Well written. Suspenseful. Intriguing. Fiction.
Read it if you really enjoy good fiction.
Have fun with its carefully, finely crafted twists, and turns of fiction.
A great book if you love fiction.
Buy it as fiction.
Read it as fiction.
Enjoy it as fiction.
Forget about it as fiction.
A nicely printed, well bound, thrilling, fun-filled work of fiction.
It is pure, ummm, what's the word I'm searching here for? - Unh, that's it! FICTION!
Don't believe a single word of it, it is fiction.

Based on that, I highly recommend it!

If you like fiction.

Merriam-Webster Online Dictionary

Entry for: Fiction
Pronunciation: 'fik-sh&n
Function: noun

1 a : something invented by the imagination or feigned; specifically : an invented story b : fictitious literature (as novels or short stories) c : a work of fiction; especially : NOVEL

The Da Vinci Code - ITS FICTION!



Product: Book Hardcover
Title: The Da Vinci Code
Publisher: Doubleday
Authors: Dan Brown
Rating: 1/5
The Da Vinci Code
did not live up to the hype


ridiculous story/plot, do not understand what all the fuss was a about. i would not recommend davinci code to anyone



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


If you've read Dan Brown's Angels & Demons, you'd wonder why he published this book again, but changed the title to "The DaVinci Code". It's the same story!! I was intrigued when I first read Angels and Demons, and generally enjoyed the story. It is really best suited for airplane reading, etc. I would have liked DaVinci Code if I hadn't read its "prequal". I like the basis for the story, but got very sick of Dan Brown's admiration for himself, as he obviously portrays himself as the main character. I'd rather read about general research on the topic of symbology, etc.



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