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The Da Vinci Code (Robert Langdon #2)

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Harvard professor Robert Langdon receives an urgent late-night phone call while on business in Paris: the elderly curator of the Louvre has been brutally murdered inside the museum. Alongside the body, police have found a series of baffling codes.

As Langdon and a gifted French cryptologist, Sophie Neveu, begin to sort through the bizarre riddles, they are stunned to find a
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Paperback, 590 pages
Published 2003 by Corgi
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Coraline21 Why do the two needed to be divided? A person can rely on religion and at the same time on science. The key is balance. It is hard to balance between…moreWhy do the two needed to be divided? A person can rely on religion and at the same time on science. The key is balance. It is hard to balance between two things so different, but if examined carefully, one can find many parallels. It really depends on your own moral code and how you balance your reliance between both. Which is of course hard but something that needs to be done. Both science and religion are equally important and instead of dismissing one theory completely for the sake of the other, you should make both of them corporate together for the sake of true advancement. (less)
Shaurya not at all necessary to read the previous book. Interestingly, this was the first ever novel I read, and It was so much fun
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Mer
Dec 25, 2007 Mer rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: morons and troglodytes
PLEASE do NOT recommend The Da Vinci Code to me because you think it's brilliant. Please do not try to explain to me that it is a "really interesting and eye-opening book." Just don't. Please.

I've read Iain Pear, I heart Foucault's Pendulum, Dashiell Hammett is my hero, Alan Moore is My Absolute Favorite, I listen to Coil on a fairly regular basis, and cloak n' dagger secret society/Priory of Sion/Knights of Templar-tinged num nums make me a very happy girl... but if you truly believe that Brow
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ryan
Dec 03, 2013 ryan rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: open minded folk
most of us have heard of this controverisal book. it takes an open minded person to read this and to remember it is just fiction. but it brings up a lot of important questions about the Christian church, and the loss of paganism and the respect of the Goddess or the Woman.

I don't care if I am the only one who likes this book. it is my own truth, and i will think what i want to think. Dan Brown didn't LEAD me or anyone else. he OPENED our minds. simply and importantly...he was just a catalyst fo
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Ethan
Jul 15, 2008 Ethan rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Four stars for pure entertainment value.

However, Dave Barry's review gets five stars:


`The Da Vinci Code,' cracked
by Dave Barry

I have written a blockbuster novel. My inspiration was The DaVinci Code by Dan Brown, which has sold 253 trillion copies in hardcover because it's such a compelling page-turner. NOBODY can put this book down:

MOTHER ON BEACH: Help! My child is being attacked by a shark!

LIFEGUARD (looking up from The DaVinci Code: Not now! I just got to page 243, where it turns out that one
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Mohammed Arabey
Jan 22, 2017 Mohammed Arabey rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
أولا زي ماقلت في ريفيو ملائكة وشياطين
الرواية دي لو حابب تتمتع وانت بتقراها بجد ليها حل من الاتنين
1-Illustrated Edition تقرأ النسخة الإنجليزية المصورة
أو
2- وانت تقرأ نسختك تفتح جوجل صور وتبحث عن كل مكان يزوره روبرت لانجدون،كل قاعة باللوفر أو لوحة لدافنشي ومخطوطاته وطبعا الكنائس وتشوف صورهم

أهم لوحات الرواية وسر حبكتها، شفرة دافنشي، العشاء الاخير

واﻷن اربط الحزام، الطائرة ستقلع بك إلي باريس لرحلة جديدة مع لانجدون لكشف أسرارها،خباياها وتاريخها


وشفرتها
شفرة دافنشي

مع فتاة تعشق لعبة "البحث عن الكنز" وضابط
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Jim
Jul 17, 2007 Jim rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
This is a pretty formulaic page turner, a fun quick read. Written at about the level of the average Nancy Drew mystery, it is best appreciated at that level. As far as the content, there are howlers on virtually every page (starting with the hero who looks like "Harrison Ford in Harris tweed" and is a "Professor of Religious Symbology at Harvard" -- good work if you can find it). You have to ignore very pulpy, cheesy writing to enjoy this romantic thriller.

Intended as a book that a dedicated rea
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Ahmad  Ebaid
"الجهل يعمي أبصارنا ويضللنا
أيها البشر الفانون ! افتحوا أعينكم !"
ليوناردو دافنشي

في رواية الكاتب البوليسي "دان بروان" الثالثة, والثانية لشخصية "روبرت لانجدون" عالم الرموز, يحدثنا عن الأصول التاريخية لوضع المرأة في ثنايا قصته البوليسية المحبوكة جيداً, والمرصعة بالأعمال الفنية لفنانين تمركزت أعمالهم عن هذه القضية

"الكريبتكس"

"جزء من لوحة العشاء الأخير لـ ليوناردو دافنشي"
description

ففي عالمنا الحالي ينظر للنساء نظرة دونية, فلا يوجد حاخامات يهوديات ولا كاهنات كاثوليكيات, ولا شيخات مسلمات
وهذا الحال كان مختلفاً تم
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Stephen
OKAY PEOPLE…someone let me in on the gag because between the cries of "Greatest Book of Greaty Greatness EVER" and the screams of "Lamest Load of Lamey Lameness EVER", my itty bitty brain is left very… Photobucket
So post Hype-a-ganza, I finally got around to reading this popular, polarizing, pop culture icon and thought it was….drum roll……………………FINE(sigh). It was a solid read with a slight lean towards the “eh” side of MEH and few moments of genuine “that’s neat.” I don’t see all the love and I don’t see
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J.G. Keely
A thriller devoid of pacing or exciting language. A mystery devoid of clues, foreshadowing, or facts. A tell-all of half-truths based upon a forged document written by a schizophrenic conman. A character-driven modern novel devoid of character. The second draft of Angels and Demons. Page-turning action thanks to the literary equivalent of pulling out at the moment of orgasm. A spiritual awakening built on new-age conspiracy theory. This book is many things, and none of them good, new, or interes ...more
Raghad Frehat

ستعرفُ أنك قرأت كتاباً جيداً عندما تقلب الصفحة الأخيرة وتشعر كأنك فقدت صديقاً
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قليل من الإيمان يصنع المعجزات

حسنًا حسنًا
اقسم أن هذه الرواية أصابتني بالجنون وجعلتني أشهق بأستمرار قائلة : يا الهي لايعقل
إذا اردت أن تقرأ هذه الرواية يجب ان تبتعد عن كل ما هو بشري حولك لأني ارتكبت غلطة وقرأت جزءًا منها وانا بين عائلتي فما كانت النتيجة الا بتغيير اسمي من "رغد" الى المصروعة بسبب صراخي المستمر <كتعبير عن الدهشة
:]

ياصديقي كلمة رائعة هي كلمة جدًاا قليلة بحقها
بعد هذه الرواية دان براون أصبح الكاتب رقم و
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Ruth
Apr 21, 2008 Ruth rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: total-crap
Impossibly complicated plot. Really, really, really bad writing. This book was forced upon me. I should have known better.

Maura
Jul 30, 2007 Maura rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: someone interested in a completely mindless beach read
I've finally started reading that ever so controversial best-seller by Dan Brown. Actually, not reading it, listening to it while driving around Lansing, MI. This book seems to have changed the minds of many Catholics (my grandfather included) and Protestants alike. Granted, there have long been rumors of secret societies and organizations within the Roman Catholic Church, and historical cover-ups are rampant throughout civilization.

HOWEVER,

The book is crap. It's not at all well written. Brown
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Steve
Jul 18, 2013 Steve rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition


It's considered an unfair advantage using a cryptex box to solve this.

Robert
Aug 08, 2008 Robert rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: female-divinity
For the most part, it seems that people either passionately love this book or they passionately hate it. I happen to be one of the former. For my part, I don't see the book so much as an indictment of the Catholic Church in particular but of religious extremism and religion interfering in political process in general. The unwarranted political control granted to extreme religious organizations like the CBN is an issue that we will be forced to address one way or the other. To my eye, our politic ...more
Richard Derus
Book Circle Reads 11

Rating: 3 stars of five

The Publisher Says: 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.

While in Paris, Harvard symbologist Robert Langdon is awakened by a phone call in the dead of the night. The elderly curator of the Louvre has been murdered inside the museum, his body covered in baffling symbols. As Langdon and gifted French cr
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Joey
May 07, 2007 Joey rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
This book is non-stop action.This book is non-stop action.This book is non-stop action.This book is non-stop action.This book is non-stop action.This book is non-stop action.This book is non-stop action.This book is non-stop action.This book is non-stop action.This book is non-stop action.This book is non-stop action.This book is non-stop action.This book is non-stop action.This book is non-stop action.This book is non-stop action.This book is non-stop action.This book is non-stop action.This bo ...more
Wayne
Jun 23, 2008 Wayne rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
I downloaded the book and put it on my ipod and began to listen to it on a long road trip. I found it engaging and the plot twisted and turned, jumping from scene to scene, back and forth in time. Really kept the reader on her toes. I'm not sure if I liked it, the writing style was pretty crude, but it kept me thinking.

About an hour into listening I realized that the ipod was on shuffle mode and in fact all the chapters were being shuffled. I groaned and started over. When played in a linear fas
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Seth T.
Jun 29, 2007 Seth T. rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
For cheap supermarket fiction, this sure was cheap supermarket fiction. It would have helped if this was the first book I had ever read. Unfortunately, having read Curious George as a child (a towering work of literary genius by comparison), The DaVinci Code suffered perhaps unjustly.
Jeremy
Nov 17, 2007 Jeremy rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
This book, and everything written by Dan Brown (to varying degrees), represent much of what I most dislike about pop literature. First of all, Mr. Brown, despite teaching English at Amherst College, is a bad writer. This is not to say that I am a good writer. But I recognize a person who can't "show" you vivid scenes, he has to "tell you". Various characters wear expensive clothes. How do we know? The text says they're expensive. How do we know Mr. Langdon is brilliant? The text makes no bones a ...more
CJ
Jun 01, 2009 CJ rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: people who are gullible
Shelves: mystery
Caveat Academics!!!
I won't belabor the obvious, as it's been done quite well by other reviewers, but I just couldn't stand not to add my own "hear hear!" to the fray. If you're going to create a character who is an expert, PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE make sure you check your facts! Whoever edited this drivel ought to be sewn in a sack with a rabid raccoon and flung into Lake Michigan.

And just as a matter of good taste - your expert should not be an expert in everything under the sun. That's one of the
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Warwick
May 12, 2016 Warwick rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: dont-own
Exciting news for the blind and partially-sighted community, as the publishers release a Braille version:

Laz
Jul 22, 2015 Laz rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I am utterly stupefied by this masterpiece and Dan Brown's ability to blur the lines between the real and the fictional, as he did in the first book in the Robert Langdon series. It's a mouthwatering book, always keeping you on the edge, from page one up until the last page I could hear my own heart beating because of the thrill.

I had found the first book extraordinary when I read it three months ago and I'm so glad I finally read it, especially after all those years of reading the controversia
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Jason Koivu
May 06, 2015 Jason Koivu rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Got about 15 pages in and couldn't continue for the tears of laughter and rage filling my eyes. Seriously, the writing is laughably bad, so bad I couldn't see straight. I had to put it down. No way am I going to willingly subject myself to torture.

And yet, at times I do. That's led me to wonder why.

I think it's because some books, while bad, are not horrible to the bone and I hold out hope that they might salvage a rough start and shine by the end. I want to enjoy what I'm reading. I always go i
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Ahmad Sharabiani
The Da Vinci Code (Robert Langdon #2), Dan Brown
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Marwa
“Life is filled with secrets. You can't learn them all at once.”

This is one of the best and most amazing novels I've ever read!
When I finished it at almost 3 am, I couldn't sleep.
From the instant the book starts, Dan Brown immediately grabs the readers attention, grabbing them by the throat and making them read on right until the end!
I like conspiracy theories, so the whole basis of the book was interesting.
Obviously most of what is in the book is fiction, but Brown's story telling makes you t
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Tea Jovanović
Čitav svet je poludeo za ovom knjigom... I dalje mi nije jasno zašto... Mislim da je pisana za prosečnog neobrazovanog Amerikanca kome je autor sažvakavao istoriju i ti delovi su me bolno smorili... Uvek sam pre za čitanje knjige nego gledanje filma po istoimenoj knjizi... U ovom slučaju prednost dajem Tomu Henksu i filmu... Film kraće traje i preskočene su lekcije iz istorije :)
Michael
Jun 26, 2007 Michael rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
I read the Baigent book a decade before I read this novel.

Somehow, Brown managed to "dumbify" everything.

Afterwards I read Eco to wash the taste out of my brain.
Manny
Aug 11, 2015 Manny marked it as not-to-read  ·  review of another edition
Fellow Goodreaders, I have a confession to make. (Strikes Abe Lincoln pose). No, I haven't actually read it, if that's what you're thinking. But, in a way, it's worse. The fact is, I... er... I... I'm sorry, this is rather difficult for me... I once, ah, I once wrote a letter to a national newspaper supporting Dan Brown's book. And had it published.

OK, I've said it, and now I feel better. (Wipes sweat from forehead). I tried to find the offending item just now on Google, but it looks as though
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Tracey
Apr 28, 2016 Tracey rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
I didn't realize I never bothered with a review for this; I'm cranky today, so now seems like a good time.

The only good thing about having read this (probably ten years ago) was that I did not pay for it. The woman I was working for at the time forced me to read it; she had read it and thought it was wonderful, and since I had some kind of reputation as a reader she wanted (demanded, actually) my opinion.

I gave it to her.

I don't really think that has anything to do with the fact that I didn't
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Lauren
Oct 19, 2007 Lauren rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
This book, this book, this hopelessly stupid book. It's okay. It's something to read. It's not the worst book I've ever read. I did get through the whole thing. But, simply, it is not THAT good.
I will now proceed to quote from another reviewer, Mer, who has said exactly what I have been saying for years -albeit she does it far more eloquently than I:

"The characters are weakly drawn. The dialog is excruciating. The research is shoddy and self-serving at best. The plot, no matter how open-minded y
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Irene
Sep 14, 2007 Irene rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: illiterate dumbasses
Worst. Book. Ever.
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Dan Brown is the author of numerous #1 bestselling novels, including The Da Vinci Code, which has become one of the best selling novels of all time as well as the subject of intellectual debate among readers and scholars. Brown’s novels are published in 52 languages around the world with 200 million copies in print.

In 2005, Brown was named one of the 100 Most Influential People in the World by TIM
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