Thursday, October 14, 2004

Review: The Da Vinci Code (Dan Brown)

A very hard book to set down. I wrapped the book up late last night(1:30am). I just simply could not put the book down.

I enjoyed the whole story as Dan Brown tied his informative "facts" with his fictional story. While following an American Symbologist and a French cryptologist as they tried to solved the mysteries of the Holy Grail and discover why members of the Priory of Sion secret society were murdered, Brown makes many points about Leonardo Da Vinci paints, European architecture and Christian theology.

I found myself looking up some of these details. Some I found particularly interesting were the paintings done by Leonardo; How the Last Supper really shows us some interesting hidden clues, How the Virgin on the Rocks painting was originally done and what the Mona Lisa is really smiling about.

This is exactly what I want out of a nightly read.

I have previously read another of Browns fictions, Deception Point. I was told before going into The Da Vinci code that it is a much more polished book. I guess I agree to some point but I think Deception Point held up pretty well.

Will I continue on and read ANGELS & DEMONS? The odds are certainly pretty good.

As far as The Da Vinci Code goes: a strong 10/10


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