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The DaVinci Code by Dan Brown (1 Viewer)


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I must say, I'm absolutely thrilled with this book. It's a mystery novel with brains and with one major plot twist in the end. Basically, I'd say that it's perfect for a) mystery lovers b) art lovers or c) brainiacs. The only problems I had with it were that I thought that the characters weren't as developed as they could be. I would've liked them to have more personality, more . . . well, character. There are also a couple things that Mr. Brown left out of the book that I'd like to see, but all in all it's a VERY well written book, and I recommend that everyone go and pick it up RIGHT NOW!!

Warning: Read this book only when you have a lot of free time on your hands, because I guarantee that you won't be able to put it down without a fight.


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I bought the book simply because I've heard such rave reviews about it, but havn't read it yet. When I finish what I'm reading now, I shall certainly pick it up and finish it fully.


We ordered the hardcover book from Overstock.com and got the audio cassettes instead. :?

From what I've heard and listened to (haven't gotten through it) the writing isn't that great, but it has such an intriguing story that it doesn't matter.


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Did you get the abridged tapes or the unabridged? I heard the abridged ones are horrible- that might make a difference, because I thought that the writing was pretty good, but then, that's just me ;)


It sounds like a good book, but unfortunately I haven't read it yet. My school is doing a book club/review group on it..Maybe I should join...
I just finished Dan Brown's Angels and Demons, a prequel to Da Vinci Code, and I'd have to say that I'm excited about reading the next, whenever I get the time to head out to a Barnes and Nobles. To add to Lily's post, I'd have to recommend Angels and Demons too, and from some of my friends (and my just-out-of-college physics teacher) that it's actually better than the Da Vinci Code. I can't confirm, but I'd probably recommend both anyway. Brown has a way of drawing you into the story!


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The writing may not be that good, but the story itself more than makes up for it. Some of the facts he reveals, especially the ones about Da Vinci, are amazing.
Ugggghhh!!!! Is anyone else on this planet sick to death of hearing about the DaVinci Code?? It is absolutely nauseating. I'm just waiting to hear the stats as to how many languages this has been translated into and how many prints have been made. My guess is that its rivaling the Bible, the Qur'an, and the Torah combined. It is my personal opinion that the DaVinci Code is a sinister combination of Blue's Clues and Harry Potter engineered for big kids. I think that its a governmental collusion to diminish the American IQ even more thoroughly than soap operas and tabloids already have. If Mickey D's and the super size phenomenon are a conspiracy to turn our bodies into defenseless, fat-bloated blobs then the thriller book in combination with the reality TV-show are a part of an elaborate plot to turn our minds into torpid, practically comatose lumps as well. How ironic that this icon of idiocy should be named after one of the most voracious, agile, and independent minds of Western civilization. I think the remaining intellectuals of the free world who have not yet been contaminated with the disease of the thriller novel and the fast food resturant should assemble together and publicly burn as many manuscripts of the DaVinci Code as can be gathered. At any rate, the idea has merit. Dan Brown, I fervently exhort you to return the thirty pieces of silver. Okay, *deep breath* rant is over.


You know Meghan, I can't disagree with you. I'll give you that. Your wit and intelligence are very obvious, but I can't help thinking you could've been a little more tactful... ;)


EDIT: You know, that aside, I believe a fervant "Amen" is in order.


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Just out of curiosity, Meghan . . . have you actually read the novel through from beginning to end?

Also, I agree with SK- tact could be a good thing sometimes. All the time, actually. Everyone's entitled to their own opinion, yes, but it's also good to phrase your opinion in a diplomatic fashion if you want an intelligent discussion rather than an all out . . . um . . . I don't know, virtual fist fight?
Hey look! Shawn's pulling a shiny red wagon labeled "Bash meghan's methods since we cant bash her content!" I wanna join! I wanna join! Lets all jump on it! She's a meanie! She's a bully! Her mama dresses her funny, she talks weird, and she can't read good!
:) hehehe *laughs at own joke as no one else will have the good humor to*

In all actuality Lily, I was more "virtually punching" Brown than any of his loyal disciples. My intent was to suggest that we send him to the literary gallows -- not to create a false martyr. Although I have to admit-- it would lovely, incredible, dramatic irony if he would complete the metaphor, cast down the silver and "hang" himself. . .

I would like to extend my deepest and most sincere apologies to those I have offended in my previous posting. As TDVC has been reprinted, reproduced, and redistributed more than the Gideon Bible, perhaps I should not have berated it, as it is against my principals to attack the religious texts of others.


I hope I'm not the only one who found that last post to be hilarious. :D


EDIT: BTW, you can't join my wagon. Find your own.
About a year ago my uncle let me barrow "Angels and Demons" because of my interest in conspericies and the illuminanti. I didn't finish it, mostly because I don't let small chapters.

Then a few months ago I saw it pop up all over bestselling lists, I didn't know it was because "De Vinci Code" is the sequal. Maybe I should try it again and follow it up with "De vinci code" because I like the idea. The novel I'm writing also has to do with the illuminanti. The ultimate reason why I didn't finish it was because I was reading "dragons of winter night" by Weis and Hickman at the same time and like fantasy better.


i love this book! its so great and keeps you so sucked into it. i am a devout christian (holy roller, as my friends like calling me), and this book has amazed me in so many ways. its enjoyable for all faiths and beliefs, but especially mindblowing if you have a christian faith.

another book i recommend is "babylon rising". its in the same genre of biblical adventure, and you'll have a great time reading it.


Ok, I hate to interrupt, but has anyone read BOTH Angels and Demons and the Da Vinci Code and noticed anything....umm....similar? (If you've read both I think you'll know what I'm hinting at :twisted: )


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I've read The Da Vinci Code and Angels and Demons, and I'm on Deception Point right now, but no..I haven't noticed anything similar...just that Robert Langdon likes to hop from girl to girl...let me think about it and maybe I'll realize what it is...or you could just tell us?? :D Dan Brown is awesome, and such an easy name to remember!!


I didn't really like the author's writing style in both Angels and Demons and the Da Vinci Code, but I thought that the facts were interesting. I thought it was quite an average book but it seems to be very popular.

Ok, don't get nuts at me. Its just my opinion. :roll: