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The Da Vinci Code

825 Ratings: 1.9
A book by Dan Brown

The Da Vinci Code is a 2003 mystery-detective fiction novel written by American author Dan Brown. It follows symbologist Robert Langdon as he investigates a murder in Paris's Louvre Museum and discovers a battle between the Priory of Sion and Opus … see full wiki

Author: Dan Brown
Genre: Fiction
Publisher: Doubleday; Illustrated edition (November 2, 2004)
Date Published: (November 2, 2004)
109 reviews about The Da Vinci Code
review by . May 18, 2010
Follow Langdon along the Rose Line.
The Novel.   It's hard for me to admit this but I'm a sucker for mainstream books, and this book is definitely one of them.  I decided to read this book when they announced they were going to make a movie and thought it might be a good idea to read the book because I knew that everyone would say, "The book was better than the movie!!!"      My reaction to the book was that it was very good. The story line was well written and even though there …
review by . July 16, 2008
A fast-paced suspense (more than pure mystery) novel about the Holy Grail and the secret societies (apparently a veritable Yellow Pages worth) whose goal is either to protect or expose it.    Good fun, although its statements about the verity of the Bible, the orthodox canon, and other apocryphal works are disturbing. In fact, my distaste for this part of the book, plus its fast-food-like lack of weightiness knocks it down a peg from the "Worth my Time" level.
Quick Tip by . September 25, 2012
I read this book a few years back and was completely riveted to it. It is a great read and a book to have in one's personal collection.
Quick Tip by . January 24, 2012
The movie did a hatchet job on the books, which was so much more in depth. The movie was very hard to understand.
review by . June 03, 2010
Upon writing a review about Dan Brown's controversial book "The Da Vinci Code", one must consider several different aspects before writing it.       First, one must determine if the content of the book is worthy enough to be explored, examined, and distinquished enough to be considered to be examined in order to prove it's authenticity. I feel the answer to this question is obvious about this book. "The Da Vinci Code" is a story about possible hidden messages, …
review by . July 07, 2010
I was hesitant at first to read this book as it was so mainstream.  I didn't like the "Follow the Jones" mentality that I have heard from people who like Dan Brown.  I couldn't put this book down.  It has everything from educational history, conspiracy theories that make you wonder, suspenseful murder, and the start of what seems to be a phenomenal relationship.  Robert Langdon is a wonderful character as portrayed by the author.  Dan Brown made him feel …
review by . July 07, 2010
I know that the DaVinci Code is a fictional story, but I honestly am so intrigued by conspiracy theories, that this book truly made me wonder what we don't know about the religious industry (because frankly, yes, it has become an industry). I am worried that this book may not be as fictional as it is meant to be.        I would recommend this book for any who wants their mind totally twisted in knots with information, conspiracy, and suspensful yet …
Quick Tip by . April 22, 2011
Amusing but not terribly accurate about historical events that he portrays.
Quick Tip by . March 16, 2011
I really don't have enough time to elaborate it's wonderful details..If you like logic and mystery rumours(no offend),this is definitely you choice.
review by . July 09, 2010
A person would have had to be living under the proverbial rock not to have heard about this book. It was first a very famous novel and then it was made into a critically panned movie. The fact that many people bought the book, and then gushed about its merits, says nothing about the true merits of the manuscript. The fact is that there are no merits to the manuscript no matter how many people read it.       Dan Brown wrote “The Davinci Code” after he had already …
review by . February 09, 2010
Book Review: The Da Vinci Code by Dan Brown
My original review from 2006 was: "I finally read the book and was not too impressed with it. The storyline was predictable and the characters were not very well developed. I prefer Angels and Demons over this book."       Unfortunately, I don't have much to add to this original review. My writing skills have improved, but without reading the book again, I can't comment on the specifics like I normally would. Since I didn't enjoy the book …
Quick Tip by . December 06, 2010
Da Vinci isa mysterious facts of story...shocking to know historical facts ..
review by . May 19, 2010
I originally picked up The Da Vinci Code because I was curious about all of the controversy surrounding the novel. I figured that I would read a few chapters and discard it. I was wrong. This book is impossible to put down, and Brown has found a format that really works. The book is fast paced, and each chapter ends in a cliff-hanger that makes you want to leave your bedside table light on for just a few more minutes.       Having said all that, the book does have its …
review by . May 25, 2010
 In my personal opinion, the Da Vinci Code was an amazing read. I am quite a fan of both fiction and non-fiction works and was very pleased that this entwined a bit of both. Not only did it teach me many things about art and mathematics that I heretofore was unaware of, but it grabbed my attention the entire time. Anyone with any type of passion for religion is encouraged to read this, whether you agree with it or not. It is not a book trying to dissuade people of their religious beliefs, but …
review by . July 10, 2010
When I first read this book I was around age 14 and I was instantly hooked on its basic premise. It challenges some of the most basic notions we have about the Catholic Church, while at the same time reinforcing our collective skepticism of the world around us. It forces us not to take things at face value. That being said, it is not one of the best books ever written. It is most certainly one of the best-selling books of all time, but it isn't very noteworthy writing. The chapters are incredibly …
Quick Tip by . October 07, 2010
Tripe written to make the average person feel somehow intelligent and educated.
Quick Tip by . October 01, 2010
It was a fun movie and a fun book, and more thought-provoking and interesting than I expected, especially after all the hype.
Quick Tip by . September 29, 2010
Bad writing, too many cliches, improbable car chase (with a 2CV!) right at the start etc. etc. A waste of time.
review by . July 09, 2010
This book is so thought provoking.  As I was reading it .. the clues they were finding and information made available in the book, was really making me question views and the way of Christianity.  So many things in the book are so far fetched it could almost seem real.  Love this book, its a thinker!
Quick Tip by . August 09, 2010
Cribbed from "Holy Blood, Holy Grail", and a boring story.
review by . May 20, 2010
I read The Da Vinci Code way before the movie came out. I have never been a highly religious person and the aspect of the Da Vinci Code had me enthralled. I enjoyed the mystery in the book, along with the twists and turns, but most of all I liked the questioning of our religious reality and how the mystery was based in a reality and seemingly more realistic.       The books following the Da Vinci were not as good as this one was. I felt the initial mystery in this book …
Quick Tip by . August 06, 2010
People get excited about the Jesus/Mary Magdalene connection. Fine. The actual writing is ponderous and heavy handed and the climax sort of fizzles out.
review by . August 01, 2010
Dan Brown's mystery writing skills are shown off in the Da Vinvci code. Robert Landgon goes around the Vatican trying to solve many cryptic messages, including ones involving Da Vinci. The best part about Dan Brown’s writing is that it keeps you guessing until the very end. His chapters are short and allow for a page turner of a book because each chapter takes the story to one of three different settings. The only bad thing about this book is how hard it is to put down. This book also …
review by . July 29, 2010
Back in high school, I was the member of a book club, and some of our older members had recently become aware of Dan Brown’s works and suggested that we all read The Da Vinci Code together. Not being much of a connoisseur of the arts, the Mona Lisa clipping on the cover didn’t do much to intrigue me, so I was very skeptical of enjoying this book.       Dan Brown is now one of my favorite authors… From the very first chapter, I was hooked. The excitement …
Quick Tip by . July 07, 2010
It's a good novel with lots of twists and turns as long as you don't take it too seriously.
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