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The Da Vinci Code

Brown, Dan (Book - 2006)
Average Rating: 4 stars out of 5.
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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.
Authors: Brown, Dan, 1964-
Title: The Da Vinci code
Publisher: New York : Anchor, 2006, c2003.
Edition: 1st Anchor Books mass mkt. ed.
Characteristics: 489 p. ;,18 cm.
Local Note: 6 15 30 60 102 109 112 133 143 151 153 159 167 242 244 250
ISBN: 1400079179
Statement of Responsibility: Dan Brown
Subject Headings: Leonardo, da Vinci, 1452-1519 Appreciation Fiction. Art museum curators Crimes against Fiction. Secret societies Fiction. Cryptographers Fiction. Paris (France) Fiction. Grail Fiction.
Genre/Form: Mystery fiction.
Topical Term: Art museum curators
Secret societies
Cryptographers
Grail
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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.

Jan 26, 2014
  • jazpur rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

A page turner with plenty to think about. Plausible and well-sustained right to the end.

'Rule of Four' is a much better book of this type. It is about a 1499 real book and four Princeton students and a professor who try to find what it mean and if it could lead to a treasure.
Has been called 'the thinking man's "Da Vinci Code" ' without the religion.

This book is so good thus far! I am currently reading this for a project at school, and I cannot put it down. Warning: If you are a devout Catholic, you might find this offensive. This is a work of fiction (i.e. Not everything in here is true, including some of the historical references). And, yes, religious symbology is real. What do you call a cross, or an Ichthys (fish), or a Star of David? Religious symbols. If you still don't believe me, look it up.

Nov 28, 2012
  • vwruleschick rated this: 3 stars out of 5.

Robert is caught up in another mystery of codes, not what he expected on his travels to Paris. Here he meets up with Sophie while being investigated for the potential murderer of a prominent art curator, Jacques. He is caught in whirlwind escapade with Sophie while trying to stay alive and out of police custody. Some areas were easy to see where writer was going, but a good read with the continuation of Robert sherlock-holmes-ing.

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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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"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."

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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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