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
The Da Vinci Code


When Jacques Sauniere, the elderly curator of the Louvre museum in Paris, is mysteriously murdered, he leaves a chain of clues, in the last minutes of his life, that lead to one of the most important historical secrets. These clues bring the curator's granddaughter, Sophie Neveu, and Robert Langdon, a Harvard symbologist who is staying in Paris at the time, together. As they follow the clues, they discover that Jacques Sauniere was part of a secret society called the Priory of Sion, whose members included Sir Isaac Newton, Botticelli, Victor Hugo, and Leonardo Da Vinci, among others. As the two race through Europe they find secrets and symbols hidden in the works of Da Vinci and in famous churches. What Langdon and Sophie don't know is that the clues which the late curator left behind lead to two different secrets that are connected by one pinpoint.
In this novel about history, deception, conspiracy, secrets, and puzzles, there is nothing not to like. By the first paragraph of the book you are riveted, and can hardly put it down before you are done. Dan Brown's writing style is terrific, you read from a variety of different characters' points of views. With Dan Brown constantly switching the novel from the point of view of one character to another it makes you want to keep reading. The characters are brilliant, none of them are perfect, and they all have faults. Dan Brown develops a ripe, full personality and voice for every character. The story is so believable that you might actually find your self wanting to go on a trek looking for the Holy Grail. The author is excellent at making you believe one thing and then changing it. For example, who the Teacher really is. Beware it will surprise you but once you figure it out it will seem perfectly reasonable. All the puzzles and secrets keep you hooked and trying to figure them out for yourself. The only thing that the author should do to the book is put pictures of the art and buildings that are mentioned, in the back.
There is not one place in the Da Vinci Code that you will become bored and want to stop reading. I recommend it to any one who is looking for a brilliant book to read, for it will appeal to all age levels and will keep you wanting to turn the page even when you know you have to put it down.



Product: Book Hardcover
Title: The Da Vinci Code
Publisher: Doubleday
Authors: Dan Brown
Rating: 2/5
The Da Vinci Code
As long as your dont stop to think


A few thousand year old mystery kept secret is solved in just a few hours by the protaganists. I tried hard, really hard to enjoy this book but it is too light a book.Read the "Quincunx" instead.



Product: Book Hardcover
Title: The Da Vinci Code
Publisher: Doubleday
Authors: Dan Brown
Rating: 4/5
The Da Vinci Code
The New Philosophy


Just finished "The DaVinci Code." It was fun for what it was - a romp through history. However, if you're interested in rollicking reads based on Grail lore, try Umberto Eco's "Foucault's Pendulum." As I read "The DaVinci Code" I kept in thinking that it was a dumbed-down version of Eco's book. The parallels are interesting; Paris, Knights Templer, Sofia . . . That said, Brown's book is a fun read. If you're new to Grail lore it's a pleasant introduction. If you're a humourless hyper-Christian, stay away.



Product: Book Hardcover
Title: The Da Vinci Code
Publisher: Doubleday
Authors: Dan Brown
Rating: 4/5
The Da Vinci Code
Best Read with an Open Mind


One of the members of my book club recommended this book and I purchased it, aware of some of the things revealed within this mystery/thriller. But not all of them - I had never heard of the Priory of Sion. It's a good read - quite revealing. As someone who appreciates the artwork of Leonardo DaVinci, I found the information about the "secrets" behind his paintings very interesting. "The DaVinci Code" is best read with an open mind. Believe it or not - or choose to simply look at it as a fictional book wrapped in what some claim to be historical fact. It's worth the read.



Product: Book Hardcover
Title: The Da Vinci Code
Publisher: Doubleday
Authors: Dan Brown
Rating: 3/5
The Da Vinci Code
Catholics, Beware of Fuzzy Theology


Dan Brown's new entry to the Templar/Holy Grail genre deserves a 4.5 for the storyline, but a 1.5 for its historical and scientific claims.Beginning with the murder of a curator of the Louvre, who leaves a cryptic message designed to ensure the invlvement of his daughter Sophie Neuveau, a cryptologist for the French Judicial Police, and of Robert Langdon, a Harvard art professor specializing in religious symbology, the story draws the reader into the amusing and exciting quest to decipher the sequence of puzzles that lead to the secret of the Holy Grail. Unfortunately what starts out as an engaging story draws to a shaky, uncertain finish, losing momentum and closure.What's much more bothersome to me is the lack of any visible relation of the background math, science, and history to factuality.He claims (for example) that the golden ratio (approximately 1.61803, and the ratio of the long to short sides of most flags) represents the ratio of female to male bees in a hive. Balderdash. Or that the ancient prejudice against left-handedness results from a program of defamation by the early church against the feminine, left-side, rather than the obvious explanation that a person who cah shake your hand and stab you at the same time seems sinister. More egregiously, the author claims that Constantine (emperor 324-337) changed the day of Christian worship from Saturday to Sunday, ignoring the fact that Justin the Martyr describes Christian worship on Sunday, no later than AD 155. Most astonishingly, he suggests that the divinity of Jesus was not established until the Council of Nicea, ca 325, apparently ignorant of the fact that the issue addressed was the Arian heresy, not even an issue until the late third century, and which proposed that Jesus, while supernatural, was not consubstantial with God, and that Jesus, while first-created, was not co-eternal with God. There had been lots of discussion about the nature of Jesus, but by far the maority belief was in the divinity of Jesus, not the skeptical denial of much modern theology, which Brown pretends was the prevailing view of the early Church. The silliest thing Mr. Brown claims is that the Hebrew (unpronouncable) name of God - YHWH - was derived from the 16th century translation mistake Jehovah. A good discussion of the origin of the word "Jehovah" is given in Gunther Plaut's commentary "The Torah" pp 425-6.In summary, an enjoyable story that despite faltering at the end, is mostly a pleasant read. The silly and even offensive lapses in the historical background make it occasionally annoying. For his authority on the history of the early Church, ...



Product: Book Hardcover
Title: The Da Vinci Code, Special Illustrated Edition
Publisher: Doubleday
Authors: Dan Brown
Rating: 4/5
The Da Vinci Code, Special Illustrated Edition
Great


I enjoyed this book a lot, not just for the illustrations, but the manuscript as well. The pictures showing the various paintings was very helpful. They would have been very helpful in Angels and Demons, had I know that it came illustrated.



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: 1/5
The Truth Behind the Da Vinci Code: A Challenging Response to the Bestselling Novel
A Piece of Trash


Richard Abanes has a bone to pick with The Da Vinci Code and he proceeds to lay out the biggest piece of dross I have tried to read in very long time. I'm not certain if it is because Dan Brown's novel threatened Abanes' worldview or for some other unknown reason, but he spends all 75 pages of his book skewering every little detail of The Da Vinci code as if the book was a personal attack on his own belief system.

He has divided his book into primary concepts and then breaksdown each section by details and suppositions found in The Da Vinci Code. In many cases he wins at knit-picking, but loses in attempts to refute the overall concept (see the section on the history of the Bible or on Mary Magdalene).

I made it only half way through before a tore the book in half, disgusted by boredom and the time I had spent trying to get a balanced view of the novel.

Do not waste your time with this book when I'm certain any other book on the same subject must be money and time better spent!



Product: Book Hardcover
Title: The Da Vinci Code
Publisher: Doubleday
Authors: Dan Brown
Rating: 5/5
The Da Vinci Code
Open the Box?Then


Like dolls that nest inside one another Dan Brown's newest book, "The Da'Vinci Code", is, a riddle wrapped in a mystery inside an enigma, as Sir Winston Spencer Churchill once wrote. And Like Sir Winston there is a Knight in this book as well, Sir Leigh Teebing. Sir Leigh and our protagonists are faced with constant puzzles, one of the most fascinating of which is the cryptex, or more sinister, nesting cryptexes invented by none other than Da'Vinci himself.This book is a thriller, mystery and even a healthy measure of counter-factual history, how might the World have been different if only a certain what if had occurred? The variables examined are done with skill, a very clever pen, and most importantly with respect for the subject matter. Religion is as volatile an issue as there is; to successfully use it in a work of fiction is a tribute to the author as a writer and individual.The brilliance of this tale is that you don't know, that as you open the first doll, that a variety of smaller ones wait within. Dan Brown sets a box in front of you. Open the box and you may find another cube or perhaps a pyramid, and inside that a sphere. And every layer you work your way through requires a different method from our protagonists to move forward. Open an object correctly and the quest continues, puzzle out your solution in a flawed manner....and who knows?The author also firmly plants the book in reality with a real organization he mentions at the book's start and that you can visit on the web. The nature of the group lends credence to extremes in points of view, makes what could be fantastic possible.The great news is that when you have finished the book the fun has only begun. The author has placed a quest for readers on the web, and I have spent a few hours puzzling through it and can state without condition it is wonderful fun.This is the fourth book from this author and I feel it is his best. His previous work, "Angels and Demons", was number one with me, and now perhaps is 1A. This book is a fantastic ride, and will get you hooked on this man's work if you are not already one of his readers.



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


For anyone who doesn't rate this book 5 stars, get over it. I read the books months ago in the first printing and immediately told everyone I knew to read it. Its simply the most entertaining book of the year. Is it accurate? Not 100%, but then again Eco's works on the history of the church while far more tedious are not 100% accurate either. If anyone had bothered to read any other works by Brown they would know that being 100% accurate loses out to entertainment at times. This is a work of fiction. That means he made it up. As Gore Vidal says, you can do and say anything in fiction because its not real. If you want to battle through tedium (I have) read Eco, but don't beieve all of it. If you want entertainment read Brown. Read his other works too, but for God's sake don't begin to think this is hitorically accurate, its fiction!



Product: Book Hardcover
Title: The Da Vinci Code
Publisher: Doubleday
Authors: Dan Brown
Rating: 4/5
The Da Vinci Code
Very cool


Everytime you think youve got it figured, you realize you dont. Everytime you think you know where its headed, you ralize its gone in a totally different direction.Keeps you guessing, makes you think, if you love art, art history, and its influences on religion, this is a must read. Who knew a great murder mystery could be so smart?I really enjoyed The Da Vinci Code



TopSellers at Amazon - Literature and Fiction books

A Pleasant Shade Of Gray : A Novel of the NYPD
The Kite Runner
The Historian
No Country for Old Men
The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time
Until I Find You : A Novel
Letters Home: From 9/11 to Operation Iraqi Freedom: A Military Mom Shares Her Family's Story of Patriotism, Courage and Love
The Secret Life of Bees
Lifeguard
The Beast And Babylon

TopSellers at Amazon - Mystery and Thrillers books

A Pleasant Shade Of Gray : A Novel of the NYPD
The Historian
No Country for Old Men
The Da Vinci Code
Lifeguard
Eleven on Top (A Stephanie Plum Novel)
4th of July
Angels & Demons
To Kill a Mockingbird
Crusader's Cross : A Dave Robicheaux Novel (Dave Robicheaux Mysteries (Hardcover))

TopSellers at Amazon - Sci-Fi and Fantasy books

Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince (Book 6)
The Time Traveler's Wife
Wicked: The Life and Times of the Wicked Witch of the West
Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix (Book 5 Audio CD)
Fahrenheit 451
1984
The Traveler : A Novel
Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire (Harry Potter (J.K. Rowling))
The Chronicles of Narnia
Knife of Dreams (Wheel of Time, Book 11)

TopSellers at Amazon - Children's books

Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince (Book 6)
Harry Potter Paperback Boxed Set (Books 1-5)
Eldest (Inheritance, Book 2)
Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix (Book 5)
Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone (Book 1)
Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets (Book 2)
Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire (Book 4)
Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban (Book 3)
The Chronicles of Narnia Boxed Set
Girls in Pants: The Third Summer of the Sisterhood (Sisterhood of Traveling Pants)

Top 10 yahoo news about Da Vinci Code

Da Vinci Code no knock-off, court rules (Stuff)
Da Vinci Code effect 'could spell disaster' for Rosslyn (The Scotsman)
'Da Vinci Code' Cleared of Infringement (Austin 360)
'Da Vinci Code' author wins copyright case (CNN.com)
Federal judge rules the Da Vinci Code is no reproduction (Gulf Times)
Judge rules 'Da Vinci Code' is no reproduction (AFP via Yahoo! News)
N.Y. court rules Brown didn't copy 'Da Vinci Code' (Reuters via Yahoo! News)
'Da Vinci Code author innocent of infringing (The Buffalo News)
'Da Vinci Code' Cleared of Infringement (ABC News)
Court Sees No Copyright Infringement by 'Da Vinci Code' (Law.com)

Valid XHTML and CSS

Valid XHTML 1.0!

Valid CSS!

Most popular searches about Da Vinci Code books

vinci code sales
supper by leonardo da vinci
da vinci code official
think like leonardo da vinci
da vinci code catholic
leonardo da vinci art
da vinci code 2006
vinci code film
vinci code by
leonardo da vinci and
vinci code review
when did leonardo da vinci
did leonardo da vinci
the da vinci code book
leonardo da vinci death
the rocks by leonardo da vinci
vinci code sales
da vinci code e
leonardo da vinci live
the da vinci code and
timeline of leonardo da vinci
leonardo da vinci gallery
vinci code dvd
decoding the da vinci code
vinci code spark
leonardo da vinci the inventor
vinci code tenets
leonardo da vinci invented the
da vinci code the last
vinci code on
real da vinci code
vinci code and
leonardo da vinci work
vinci code book review
leonardo da vinci last
vinci code quest
renaissance leonardo da vinci
vinci code movie cast
paintings leonardo da vinci
on da vinci code
Da Vinci Code books emule download
Da Vinci Code books torrents files
Da Vinci Code books bookwarez pdf downloads

# A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z