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Anyone read Dan Brown's "The Da Vinci Code"


tigerminx 17 237 South Africa
23 Mar 2005 5:20AM
Just finished it last night and all I can say is wow !!! WOW WOW WOW.
lobsterboy Plus
17 15.0k 13 United Kingdom
23 Mar 2005 5:24AM
Yup,

Read all his books (they are all in a similar style). What was it you liked about it? The holy grail malarky or the writing?

Chris
kit-monster 18 3.7k 2 Singapore
23 Mar 2005 5:30AM
Just finished reading all his books - his lead characters get a bit cliched!

Good read baised on some interesting ideas . . .
peterhorner 16 64
23 Mar 2005 5:30AM
i've read the davinci code and angles and deomons ...

Both good books. I liked them as the story was interesting and engaging ... and it maintained a fast pace throughout the book.
tigerminx 17 237 South Africa
23 Mar 2005 5:32AM
I liked the entire book. This is the first book that I have read of his but definitely not the last.

I really liked how he built up certain parts of the story, the chapters seemed to flow really quickly. Great writing style...

As for certain parts in the story: The thoeries behind Leonardo's paintings were really interesting. Especially "The Last Supper". and The Mona Lisa The ending was well played out as well (Won't spoil it, but I can see it making a great moveie Smile

Definitely have to read it again and make notes of all the historical parts...

Bruce.
spaceman 17 5.3k 3 Wales
23 Mar 2005 5:33AM
Is there anyone who hasn't read it?
lobsterboy Plus
17 15.0k 13 United Kingdom
23 Mar 2005 5:33AM
If you enjoyed the Davinci code then I seriously recommend avoiding "Foucault's Pendulum" by Umberto Eco. Which they bill as "the thinking mans Da Vinci code". Its awfull - I'd rather drill my own eyes out than attempt to read that again!
kit-monster 18 3.7k 2 Singapore
23 Mar 2005 5:37AM
Tom Hanks and Andrey Tautou (Amelie) start fiming next year . . .
keithh 17 25.8k 33 Wallis And Futuna
23 Mar 2005 5:39AM
Good story...load of baloney of course and so poorly written as to be laugheable...but a good yarn all the same.

ps....don't make a note of the historical content...very dubious indeed.
tigerminx 17 237 South Africa
23 Mar 2005 5:42AM
Lol Keith.
Big Bri 20 16.7k United Kingdom
23 Mar 2005 6:08AM
I haven't read it yet. Should I bother ?
kit-monster 18 3.7k 2 Singapore
23 Mar 2005 6:17AM
maybe . . .
maggiem 17 339 United Kingdom
23 Mar 2005 6:21AM
All of his books contain a cracking good story! Just remember the word 'story'.
Maggie
joolsb 17 27.1k 38 Switzerland
23 Mar 2005 6:25AM

Quote:If you enjoyed the Davinci code then I seriously recommend avoiding "Foucault's Pendulum" by Umberto Eco. Which they bill as "the thinking mans Da Vinci code". Its awfull - I'd rather drill my own eyes out than attempt to read that again!



Well, I read this before Dan Brown's effort and found it fascinating. Very different from DB's thrill-a-minute style but good nonetheless. Especially the way Eco deftly builds up then takes the p**s out of all these historical conspiracy theories - which are largely based on the weakest of real evidence.

Anyone googled 'Priory of Sion' yet? Makes interesting reading....
tigerminx 17 237 South Africa
23 Mar 2005 6:36AM
I tried for a laugh. Followed one link where the guy actually claimed he was the Grand Master. Made me laugh. Loads of interesting stuff out there but mostly garbage I reckon.

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