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The Da Vinci Code

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Author:  Dan Brown
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Harvard professor Robert Langdon receives an urgent late-night phone call while on business in Paris: the elderly curator of the Louvre has been brutally murdered inside of the museum. Alongside the body, police have found a series of baffling codes. As Langdon and a gifted French cryptologist, Sophie Neveu, begin to sort through the biarre riddles, they are stunned to find a trail that leads to the works of Leonardo Da Vinci - and suggests the answer to a mystery that stretches deep into the vaults of history.

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Aug 09,2016
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The Da Vinci Code follows Harvard professor and symbologist Robert Langdon and the gifted French cryptologist Sophie Neveu as they investigate a murder in Paris' Louvre Museum. They are stunned to discover bizarre riddles that lead them to a trail of clues hidden in the works of Leonardo da Vinci, seemingly left by the museum's late curator, Jacques Saunière minutes before his death. Their race to discover the closely guarded secret held by Saunière uncovers a battle between the Priory of Sion and Opus Dei over the possibility of Jesus having been married to Mary Magdalene.

for me the the DaVinci Code was a really interesting read as it shows a unique way of reading which really makes you think about what's happening whether it being the story behind the symbols or the treasure hunt itself. I recommend this to anyone who wants to have a deeper read

Nov 01,2015
4

An exhilirating adventure to uncover the mysteries that surround Leonardo Da Vinci's work. Dan Brown cleverly weaves into the story so much knowledge that it becomes difficult to differentiate between what is real and what isn't. The plot is both thrilling and engrossing.The different view points, allows for the story to take on a whole new layer of excitement. It is a definite must-read for anyone as it contains a series of cliff hangers which leaves you wanting more.

Though I would strongly suggest watching the movie first as to not be disappointed with it, as the movie cuts out some (I would say) crucial parts of the book.

Apr 09,2012
5

This a great book to read and I would definitely recommend it. This book is interesting from start to end and really makes the reader think. The plot is thrilling and I love that the story is delivered from several different viewpoints which invokes sympathy for all characters. However I found it a bit confusing to understand when reading it the first time. There is an illustrated version that I have that I found is very helpful to completely understand what Dan Brown is trying to convey. 

Mar 31,2012
5

This is a book rich with intelligence, but not so that it overwhelmes both you and the story line. On the contrary, it is exciting and full of twists and turns that leave you in awe. For anyone who is well-informed on the subjects and religions in this book, it has an engrossing perspective and a tasty quality which draws you in. But even for those who aren't familiar with the content, this book is just as enjoyable. With a plot that includes so much in the way of information and excitement, and characters that are so human with their thoughts and natures, your heart and imagination is captured from square one. The Davinci Code is a treasure who's unique perspective provides us with a stimulating link to our past. For the more mature readers with a taste for history and learning things anew. 

Mar 29,2012
4

I LOVE this book! I think that Dan Brown is an absolute genius! This book and load of mystery, suspence, and many twists and turns! I really suggest watching the movie first, as it can get quite confusing if you don't know what is happening. (Even Tom Hanks who plays the main character in the movies, said he was a little confused at first :P) I highly recommend this book, but be warned, you may be stuck to your couch for many days and unable to put this book down.

Mar 29,2012
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5

This is a great book that contains many mysteries that require a reasonable amount of intelligence to understand. It really engages the reader with wonderful adjectives that allow you to literally 'see' the whole story as an image before your eyes. Robert Langdon, a professor is shown as a very intelligent person who knows much about the history of religions. Almost everything in this story is linked in more than one way, appearing later on in the story as an unexpecting surprise. If I could change a character in this particular book, I would probably change Sir Leight Teabing, a wealthy british man that has been knighted. I would probably make his entire personality more stern. He is still alright, as he is, but is a little 'posh' if you get my meaning. A certain level of maturity is required for this book, as well as a reasonable amount of intelligence, for it is very hard to understand if you do not know exactly what specific things are. Everything goes into great detail, and is all explained throughout the story. Dan Brown, the author, has done an incredible job with this famous book of great renown. I would personally recommend it for men and women above the age of fourteen with a good sense of maturity and intelligence.

 

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