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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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Feb 28, 2015
  • thecurious1 rated this: 3 stars out of 5.

I gave The Da Vinci code a three star rating even though it was an excellent read. What turned me off is this book claims to be based on real historical facts. Dan Brown concluded that Jesus was married, because all Jews at that time married, and that the Jewish fathers were commanded to marry off their sons. That’s simply not true.
1. Jesus was an outcast and rebel, therefore wasn't marriage material. Even if he did find someone I doubt Jesus wanted to marry a religious Jew.
2. Not all Jews married only if they found someone they liked.
3. Jesus had no father.
Aside from that it was a good read.

Jan 26, 2015
  • danielestes rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

There ought to be a maxim for the superstar blockbuster novel: The popular ones bring out a disproportionate share of dissenters. That's a wordy way of saying haters gonna hate. Even still, I can't quite believe how many people despise this book. I mean, c'mon, there are some rough edges, but overall Dan Brown's The Da Vinci Code is a thrilling adventure. And, as some have already pointed out, it's FICTION people.

Why all the animosity? Do believers have such a precarious faith that The Da Vinci Code can so easily upset? I doubt it's that complicated. Rather, I think that some readers are just too smart for Dan Brown, and it annoys the flip out of them that a book so far beneath their reading level could be so widely popular.

Jan 23, 2015
  • MPLolohea rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Amazing book hands down. VERY CONVINCING, and a great story - it is just that, a story, and is placed in the fiction section for a reason. As a Catholic I take no offense to this novel and am actually eagerly reading Brown's other works.

Relax, it's just a story about a story.

Jan 05, 2015
  • WVMLStaffPicks rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

A good deal of research gives this thriller an authenticity that can be baffling at times. An American symbologist on a lecture tour to Paris is accused of having murdered the Louvre's curator. A French cryptologist, who is the curator's granddaughter, helps the American not only to survive, but also to crack the many puzzles that should lead to the Holy Grail. Along the way we learn about church history, art, secret religious societies and ancient cover-ups. Certainly a page-turner.

Dec 23, 2014
  • karen9 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Fantastic.

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 20, 2014
  • jryazantsev rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Great Read! Loved it!

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.

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Mar 06, 2012
  • NobleSix rated this: 0.5 stars out of 5.

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.

Sep 04, 2011
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Aug 21, 2012
  • 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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