If I was still in Jr. High School this book might have been interesting. It would have been moderately better if the main characters weren't hapless imbeciles... The church bashing was the best part of the entire book.
This was my first encouter with Dan Brown, and let me tell you.... I am left wanting more!!! I was completey absorbed and at times could not even consider pausing let alone turning it off. The diligence put forth by Mr. Brown through all of the reseach he has done for this novel is to be commended. The author has done a fantastic job at leaving me wanting more encouters with Robert Landon. Looks like I am going to have to get Angels & Demons next.
I encourage you to pick this up and enjoy it. You will definitely develop an appreciation for secret societies, and want to go on your own quests afterward.
Murder mystery, Conspiracy, Religion, History, the old seach for the Holy Grail meets the new. The author weaved wave after wave of new information adding more and more pieces to the puzzle. I am sad it is finnished.
... but i know what I like. I haven't read many books but this one first interested me when a friend said the plot related to the Freemasons. I, being a brother, was very interested on how another piece of fiction depicted my brothers. It did not go into Freemasonry but into one of our related groups the Knights Templar. I was impressed on how fairly informative Brown had been with the several lectures he had included in the work (phi, the "other gospels"). The informative lectures and the speculations on Christianity (Holy Grail) had been brought together by Brown in a fasion I had never seen before that had me thirsting for more... not in a thrill gripping sense but as a man looking for enlightenment. I am open minded to everyone's point of view especially to Brown's presentation of all the "information."
Wonderful! The best book I have ever heard (read). It has opened my mind to new possibilities in religion also. It is a must read. I ordered it for all of my family.
"The Da Vinci Code" has you sitting on the edge of your sit even though you are into a surprise in the end. You will not be disappointed in the book.
This work of fiction will be viewed by many as fact. It is a shame that it is portrayed as fact that will attempt to undermine a persons faith in the true Biblical teachings.
Conspiracy theories always end up with EVERYONE involved in the conspiracy. That said, this particular story is a good one, a gripping read (listen) with characters you care about. Real or not, it is believable in the context of the story, and that's what really matters.
This is a great page turner and some interesting information that I did not know about art history. I was a little disapointed in the ending but well worth the time and great fun.