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The Da Vinci Code

Brown, Dan

(Book - 2006)
Average Rating: 4 stars out of 5.
The Da Vinci Code
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An ingenious code hidden in the works of Leonardo da Vinci. A desperate race through the cathedrals and castles of Europe. An astonishing truth concealed for centuries . . . unveiled at last. As millions of readers around the globe have already discovered,The Da Vinci Codeis a reading experience unlike any other. Simultaneously lightning-paced, intelligent, and intricately layered with remarkable research and detail, Dan Brown's novel is a thrilling masterpiece--from its opening pages to its stunning conclusion.
Publisher: New York : Anchor, 2006, c2003.
Edition: 1st Anchor Books mass mkt. ed.
ISBN: 1400079179
Characteristics: 489 p. ;,18 cm.

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There are errors everywhere in this book, starting with the title: Leonardo's surname was not Da Vinci. He was FROM Vinci. The wrong explanations of core aspects of Christianity, the maliciously inaccurate history of Catholic Church, and the tourist guide-deep descriptions of art aside, it is "Da Brown's" pseudo-intellectual arrogance that has the effect of a red rag to a bull on me every time someone mentions this "intellectual equivalent to Kraft Macaroni and Cheese" as Stephen King nicely summed it up.
There! Now I'm already feeling better!

There are errors everywhere in this book, starting with the title: Leonardo's surname was not Da Vinci. He was from Vinci. The wrong explanations of core aspects of Christianity, the maliciously inaccurate history of Catholic Church, and the tourist-guide deep descriptions of art aside, it is probably "Da Brown's" pseudo-intellectual arrogance that has the effect of a red rag to a bull on me every time someone mentions this "intellectual equivalent to Kraft Macaroni and Cheese" as Stephen King nicely summed it up.
There! Now I'm feeling a bit better!

Nov 24, 2014
  • Persnickety77 rated this: 1 stars out of 5.

I found this book to be terribly written and with plot twists i could practically smell, but i could not stop reading it. And the conspiracy theories are pretty cool

Nov 09, 2014
  • Chapel_Hill_KenMc rated this: 1.5 stars out of 5.

Sorry, Dan Brown fans. He may be great at crafting creative plot twists, but I can't condone the poor quality of the writing. There are better ways to get your suspense kicks.

I read this book for the first time this week and found it riveting-- a real page turner.

This ILLUSTRATED version made a huge difference for me -- there is no way I could truly conjure up all of the architecture, art pieces, etc mentioned in this book without the visual aids. Truly fantastic.

I read this book years ago and I have only a vague memory of it - but I remember for certain that at the time I thought it was full of arbitrary interpretations (with a definite purpose) of facts. Too many arbitrary moves, and I doubt the validity of the whole thing. Da Vinci was member of a secret Brotherhood of the Light, according to several books, he was the Grand Master of the esoteric sect of the Priory of Sion. Allegedly the Habsburg Emperors also belonged to this Brotherhood. (The word Sion is the name of a hermaphroditic god,a 2 in 1 - Sin is the female goddess's name from Babylon and On is an abbreviation of the name of the male Sun-God of Egypt, AmOn-Ra. Amen comes from its name). Galileo also belonged to the Brotherhood of Light and Rome, Paris, Washington, Buenos Aires and almost all big cities in the developed world bear the symbolic traces of their presence. I might say they built the whole developed world, while being in the background. Read the book: "Secret Zodiacs of Washington DC" and you will see. OK, but this book of Dan Brown is purposefully arbitrary in its interpretations, in order to lead us along another path than the known one of the Christian world. Similar arbitrariness is encountered in the books about the Sumerian clay tablets, and these interpretations want to lead us to the Space Aliens' visit theory. Sure, in Genesis there is mention of the Sons of Gods (plural, in fact!) coming down to the daughters of men, but those Gods were in fact the ancient Wise Men on the mountains, who descended into the valleys to the peasants' daughters. The space aliens' story and the Reptilians' story is aimed at pretending that our leaders are, at least partially, of a superior race.

This book is great! I couldn't put it down! It's a must-read for anyone who likes mysteries.

Jun 03, 2014
  • Burgundy_Goldfinch_1 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Great book.

Jun 03, 2014
  • Reading_Robot rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Probably the best book in the series. Its mysterious tone gives it several cliffhangers, which make it even better! :)

This was an amazing book. Robert Langdon shows his skills with symbols once again, and finds the Holy Grail with help from Sophie and Sir Teabing. Definitely worth a read.

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Other: This book is full of so much error it will confuse you from actual history and fact. I suggest you don't pick it in the first place or you will regret it.

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  • JinBin rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

"The keystone is well hidden"
"Extremely well hidden, I hope!"
"Actually," Langdon said, unable to hide his grin, "that depends on how often you dust under your couch."

Jul 09, 2008
  • pie rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

When two cultures clash, the loser is obliterated, and the winner writes the history books-books which glorify their own cause and disparage the conquered foe.

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