AusTexFudy, February 26, 2013 (view all comments by AusTexFudy)
I love this book... I love this Author, I have ADHD and with the way this book and others he has written, the books have my attention... I read this book 5 times and I still own it.
You'll notice you read faster and faster as the story goes and you'll wish you could read much more quicker to reach the end sooner... it's thrilling, it's well written, it's got everything a good book's supposed to have.
And, of course, there's the movie... you just *have* to read the book to fully enjoy the film (see the discussion at http://www.finetalking.com/auditoria/philosophy-religion/1494/da-vinci-code.html to prove it) :)
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In an exhilarating blend of scholarly intelligence, relentless adventure, and cutting wit, Robert Langdon (first introduced in Angels & Demons) and his new adventure combines the punch of Robert Ludlum, the intriguing historical touch of Umberto Eco, and the nonstop suspense of Michael Crichton.
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 cryptologist Sophie Neveu sort through the bizarre riddles, they are stunned to discover a trail of clues hidden in the works of Leonardo da Vinci—clues visible for all to see and yet ingeniously disguised by the painter.
Even more startling, the late curator was involved in the Priory of Sion—a secret society whose members included Sir Isaac Newton, Victor Hugo, and Da Vinci—and he guarded a breathtaking historical secret. Unless Langdon and Neveu can decipher the labyrinthine puzzle—while avoiding the faceless adversary who shadows their every move—the explosive, ancient truth will be lost forever.
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