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The Da Vinci Code by Dan Brown
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Kelly I always thought the subject matter here was interesting and the writing was crummy. Then I think Elizabeth K said she thought Brown did a good job of telling a story, but the story itself was dumb. Personally, I'm offended that Catholicism can now be represented by an albino monk with a discipline thing around his leg!


Wendy I think the writing was crummy, except he did it very well--it's an excellent example of a page-turner. I admit that I couldn't put it down, because I knew the cliffhanger would be solved in just a chapter or two, and I wouldn't have to wait for the end of the book. The subject matter, eh. It could have been interesting if there weren't SO many flaws in logic and accuracy, starting with the title: no expert in art history would EVER refer to Leonardo as "Da Vinci". It's the first thing we learn on the first day of art history class.

It's also pretty laughable to suggest that the Catholic Church, of all institutions, is trying to suppress "the divine feminine", when after all, we're the ones with Mary. Now, let's write a book about, say, fundamentalists or mainline Protestants suppressing the divine feminine. THERE'S your book.


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