chizbitz, May 12, 2009 (view all comments by chizbitz)
WOW! I baught this book a couple of years ago but it sat on my bookshelf until it was advertised that the film was going to be shown on TV and I dropped everything and read it in 2 days finishing it one hour before the film started. The first few chapters were hard going purely because of the way it is written but soon got into it and couldn't put it down, Dan Brown wrote it in such a way that you HAD to keep reading as he left you wondering hat happens next. I have never been what you would call religious more spiritual, although I have an open mind nor have I ever been particularly passionate about anything inparticular but OMG I was rivitted to the book and learnt about many things that I had never heard of. Nothing has ever peaked my interest as much as the background to this story and I am left wanting more, more knowledge more intrigued than ever before and I am chomping at the bit to research the book and its background and discuss it with anyone that will listen. Read it you will not be dissapointed.
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kaosa, October 24, 2008 (view all comments by kaosa)
Since I read Angels and Demons i've been hungering and thirsting for answers, I have had a conviction all along that most of Bible history is fiction - considering the things that don't add up. If you're a seeker of truth, this book is a must read; only thing that is lacking is active investigation by the whole of mankind.
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Enjoy a great thriller? You will love this relentlessly paced tale. It's full of fascinating historical details about western art, the mystery of the grail, and hidden codes. You won't be able to put it down but you'll want to look up secret societies from the Knights Templar to Opus Dei. Sound far-fetched? Well, FBI traitor Robert Hanson was a member of Opus Dei. Hmmmmmm!!
by Clive Cussler,
"Intrigue and menace mingle in one of the finest mysteries I?ve ever read. An amazing tale with enigma piled on secrets stacked on riddles."
by Janet Maslin, The New York Times,
"[A] gleefully erudite suspense novel....Not since the advent of Harry Potter has an author so flagrantly delighted in leading readers on a breathless chase and coaxing them through hoops."
by Library Journal,
"Brown solidifies his reputation as one of the most skilled thriller writers on the planet with his best book yet, a compelling blend of history and page-turning suspense."
by Publishers Weekly,
"[A]n exhaustively researched page-turner....Brown has assembled a whopper of a plot that will please both conspiracy buffs and thriller addicts."
by Harlan Coben, New York Times bestselling author of Tell No One,
"Dan Brown is my new must-read. The Da Vinci Code is fascinating and absorbing — perfect for history buffs, conspiracy nuts, puzzle lovers or anyone who appreciates a great, riveting story. I loved this book."
by Vince Flynn, New York Times bestselling author of Separation of Power,
"The Da Vinci Code sets the hook-of-all-hooks, and takes off down a road that is as eye-opening as it is page-turning. You simply cannot put this book down. Thriller readers everywhere will soon realize Dan Brown is a master."
by Nelson DeMille,
"Dan Brown has to be one of the best, smartest, and most accomplished writers in the country. The Da Vinci Code is many notches above the intelligent thriller; this is pure genius."
"I would never have believed that this is my kind of thriller, but I'm going to tell you something — the more I read, the more I had to read. In The Da Vinci Code, Dan Brown has built a world that is rich in fascinating detail, and I could not get enough of it. Mr. Brown, I am your fan." Robert Crais, New York Times bestselling author of Hostage
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.
When an elderly curator of the Louvre turns up murdered, his body surrounded by enigmatic ciphers written in invisible ink, code-breaker Robert Langdon and French cyptologist are called in to unravel the clues to the killing, only to discover that the riddles are linked to the works of Leonardo da Vinci and to a clandestine, ruthless sect within the Catholic Church. 100,000 first printing.
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.Whilein 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 andgifted 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 ingeniouslydisguised 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 abreathtaking 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 lostforever.
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