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The Da Vinci Code by Dan Brown
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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 with characters such as Silas, an albino ex-con who has seen the light and been taken in by the head of a Catholic extremist cult, Leigh, a British knight obsessed with finding the grail. Great fun!


I also reviewed Brown''s
-----Angels and Demons
-----The Lost Symbol and
-----Inferno
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Reading Progress

Started Reading
March 1, 2004 – Finished Reading
October 26, 2008 – Shelved
June 9, 2018 – Shelved as: fiction

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Ninoska Goris I LOVE this book Will and I need to read the last book of Dan Brown ASAP


Will Byrnes Have not yet gotten to his latest.


Simon Robs Will, check out "The Seventh Function Of Language" ~


Will Byrnes Sounds like as fun read. Added to my TBR.


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sai profile Good


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Jill Hutchinson The author had a tough time explaining to the public that this was a work of fiction.


Will Byrnes In the same way that we are hard-wired to be sensitive to possible faces in places where they may not truly exist, I suspect there is a similar inborn propensity to see fiction as a cloaked version of truth, which, of course, sometimes, it is.


Michael Perkins Unfortunately, not in this this case....

http://www.nytimes.com/2004/02/22/boo...


message 9: by Will (last edited Oct 23, 2017 09:09PM) (new) - rated it 4 stars

Will Byrnes A fun read. Sometimes our inclinations have a bit of help from scoundrels.


message 10: by Jim (new)

Jim Sure, it's fiction, just as much as Church "teachings" are.


message 11: by Will (new) - rated it 4 stars

Will Byrnes But fiction intended to entertain, not control.


message 12: by Adam (new) - rated it 1 star

Adam Have you heard of Lewis Perdue? He wrote 2 books 20 years ago, and Dan Brown is believed to have used the same stuff in DVC.

Might read them but not sure if they're as entertaining as DVC. DB claims his book is 99% true ;-p but there is just so much criticism of it.

It's interesting how it became so popular. Sold 40mn copies I think.

Has he retired on his ill-gotten gains? For good. His other books are a let down.

https://www.plagiarismtoday.com/2005/...

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Critici...

http://www.davincilegacy.com/Infringe...


Jessica Coleman It is a fiction based around actual research and I think that is why I like Brown's work so much. I have read almost all old his books and they all have facts in them, but if one cannot draw the line betweeee


Jessica Coleman Sorry, my phone is dumb... I was saying if one cannot draw the line between what is fiction and what is fact, then it can lead to some trouble. I think he is very talented and I love that he keeps his chapters short... Makes it much easier to save my place when I'm forced to put them down, lol! I definitely recommend his non Langdon books if you haven't read them yet.


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Adam Okkkaayy. Your criteria for what makes a book good is short chapters? Do bookmarks not exist in your fumbling universe?

It's plainly obvious you have no clue what plagiarism is.

Can't fix this stuff. It's just amazing.


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