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Contains a sneak preview of Inferno, Dan Brown’s astonishing new Robert Langdon thriller.

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 cryptol
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Lucas Drake You have to ask yourself what do you mean by science and what do you mean by religion. The definition for religion (from the dictionary app) is a…more You have to ask yourself what do you mean by science and what do you mean by religion. The definition for religion (from the dictionary app) is a particular philosophy of life or conception of the world, and the definition for science is observing the world around you and coming to conclusions based off of observations, experiments, and evidence. Now, I can't see how these two are opposites, can you? Why would one have to live with one and without the other? It seems to me that you cannot have one, without the other. How can someone observe the world around them and not come to hold any worldview (science with religion).
If you are using the common meaning of the word religion, theism (the belief that there is a god), then what makes theism and science opposites? You would be suggesting that people who do not have atheism (anti-theism) as their worldview are narrow-minded and, therefore; their worldview is illegitimate and not considered "science". The real question should be a world without theism, or a world without atheism (not "science" as you call it), or the question could be a world with science, or without it (obvious answer).
On another note, to the atheists reading who think that their belief is the only "science", you certainly have small grounds to stand upon. Based off of observation, experiments, and evidence, evolution and other atheist beliefs hold no ground. Specifically for evolution, there is no way to observe macroevolution (an animal evolving from one kind to another kind), as it would take too long. Your experiments that you use have failed through the centuries (experimenting with life from non-life, finding fossil evidence, etc.), so now atheists have created their own "experiments" which are rigged to give them what they want. For an example, what makes carbon dating so useful? Why have scientists suddenly used carbon dating? The method is highly unreliable and often dates things such as volcanic rock and recently dead plant material to be millions, or billions of years old.
Now to evidence. You would think that of all of the intermediate species, there would be at least a couple remaining fossils of a fish-human, or a frog-cat, but there isn't. Not even one! You can invent more evidence (conveniently weak, dissolving fossils theories for all of the intermediate links) for all of the inconsistencies, or you can throw away your bias and look at the real question: a world without atheism or without theism; a world without science or without non-science.(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
Apr 12, 2007 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
Apr 17, 2007 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 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
Feb 26, 2013 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 وتشوف صورة كل مكان يزوره روبرت لانجدون،كل قاعة باللوفر أو لوحة لدافنشي ومخطوطاته، والكنائس وشوارع باريس

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"
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Jim
Jul 17, 2007 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"
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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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Raghad
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
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ياصديقي كلمة رائعة هي كلمة جدًاا قليلة بحقها
بعد هذه الرواية دان براون أصبح الكاتب رقم و
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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
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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Will Byrnes
Oct 26, 2008 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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Dan Brown - image from USA Today

A real page-turner, about a Holy Grail quest. It is replete with oodles of interesting little details about church history, the true meaning of the grail, secret societies through the ages, Opus Dei and architectural details. In this fast-paced adventure an American art expert is accused of killing a director of the Louvre. Rescued by the deceased's granddaughter, a police cryptologist, the pair flees from both French and British police. The tale is enlivened wit
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Ruth
Sep 03, 2007 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.

James
5 stars to Dan Brown's The Da Vinci Code. Most folks have seen the movie and probably not read the book. What a loss for them!

That said, I know a lot of people don't enjoy Brown's books, believing he is too commercialized and over-exaggerated in his style. While I can understand why someone may think that, I don't agree. I love the complexity of the story, the reality and the fiction, the test of character strength, the puzzles, the different view points. It completely absorbs me... so I fall i
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Maura
Jul 30, 2007 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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Brina
Jun 29, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Every summer I tend to enjoy reading action and adventure thrillers. The genre seems perfect for the hot weather outside as all of the action builds to a heated crescendo. Last week I participated in a diary called the Pepys Project in one of the groups I am part of, the reading for pleasure book club. The diarist relays pertinent literary information on a daily basis to ones peers. It happened that author Dan Brown celebrated a birthday last week, and as I had never read his best selling DaVinc ...more
Ahmad Sharabiani
The Da Vinci Code (Robert Langdon #2), Dan Brown
عنوانها: رمز داوینچی؛ راز داوینچی؛ نویسنده: دن براون؛ تاریخ نخستین خوانش: سال 2007 میلادی
عنوان: رمز داوینچی؛ نویسنده: دن براون؛ مترجم: نوشین ریشهری؛ تهران، نگارینه، 1384، در 336 ص؛ شابک: 9647533764؛ چاپ سوم 1385؛
عنوان: راز داوینچی؛ نویسنده: دن براون؛ مترجم: حسین شهرابی؛ سمیه گنجی؛ تهران، زهره، 1384، در 462 ص؛ مصور؛ شابک: 964570340؛ چاپ هفتم 1385؛ چاپ دیگر: تهران، علم آرین، 1384؛ در 462 ص ؛ شابک: 9649582541؛
عنوان: راز داوینچی؛ نویسنده: دن براون؛ مت
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Issa Deerbany
Jun 12, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: dan-brown
شيفرة دافنتشي عنوان موفق.
فكل الأحداث والرموز والأسرار تبدأ من شيفرة دافنتشي.
لا أستطيع ان انهي رواية لدان براون بسرعة، فهي تحتاج الى قراءة مركزة وإلا فإن الأحداث ستفوتك وتتوه.
طبعا الرموز والصور والمواقع جميعها حقيقية ولكن ان تطوعها من اجل رواية بوليسية مليئة بالمغامرات فهي العبقرية بعينها.
والتنقل بين فصول الرواية غاية في الروعة، فهو ينهي الفصل عند اكتشاف جديد ، كأنك تشاهد فيلما سينمائيا وعندما ينتقل الى موقع اخر في الرواية تغضب وتريد ان يعود الى حيث كنّا ولكن عبقريته في التنقل بين الأحداث يجعلك ل
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Robert
Feb 22, 2008 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
Wayne
Jun 23, 2008 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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Steve
Jul 30, 2007 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition


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

Joey
May 07, 2007 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
Ninoska Goris
Mar 19, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Cuando sabe que lo asesinarán, Jacques Sauniere, deja una serie de pistas dirigidas a su nieta Sophie para que contacte a Robert Landon y le ayude a decifrarlas. El secreto podría cambiar por completo la historia de la humanidad.

En mi país, República Dominicana, este libro causó un gran revuelo ya que la historia católica prohibió a sus seguidos que leyeran el libro por encontrar que la historia es en contra de las bases de su doctrina, logrando con esto justamente lo contrario.

Creo que es prim
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Seth T.
Jun 28, 2007 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.
Lisa
No, I am not!

No, I am not going to write a review about this piece of nonsense just because I had yet ANOTHER of those incredibly annoying conversations (in a bookstore to top it off!).

No, I am not.

Oh, for goodness sake!

It is NOT a great book to broaden your cultural horizons, and whatever the humbug mentioned on Leonardo - it is NOT equivalent to reading a book researched by a REAL art historian, - which is something entirely different from a blind-folded arrogant gold digging bestseller auth
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Warwick
May 18, 2013 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:

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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Jeremy
Nov 17, 2007 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
Mar 26, 2008 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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Leo .
Oct 08, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Illuminati and Club of Rome. Is Dan Brown illuminated or enlightened?
He is a good researcher that is for sure.
Jason Koivu
May 06, 2015 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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Laz
Jun 18, 2014 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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