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 intriguing events. There is not one thing dull about this book. Every piece of information makes you question everything you ever thought to be true. This book makes you say "....wait a minute....really?", but in the BEST way!
The author was not slow at catching the rural and ancient feel of the setting, even within the events that were happening. You will be taken all over Europe in a way that only a real trip could top.
The story is one that should have been introduced to western literature sooner. A tale of secrets hidden in ancient artifacts, and messages leftover from ancient times. This is a true treasure hunt, with the most twisted intentions possible.
The characters, though important and well-developed, do not play as important of a role as the events that take place. Although, the woman in the book turns out to be a key element of the story, her character was more of an item than a person, in my opinion.
I believe that the purpose of this book was to make readers think about the things they have faith in. The government, religious institutions, and historians must have missed something, and that is what this book leads us to believe. This book does the most important thing any piece of literature could ever do: it makes us wonder "what if?". That is the goal of every author, I believe, and in this case, the author did his job. He makes us ask "what if?" over and over again.
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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 Dei over the possibility of Jesus Christ of Nazareth having been married to and fathering a child with Mary Magdalene.
The title of the novel refers to, among other things, the fact that the murder victim is found in the Denon Wing of the Louvre, naked and posed like Leonardo da Vinci's famous drawing, the Vitruvian Man, with a cryptic message written beside his body and a pentacle drawn on his stomach in his own blood.
The novel has provoked a popular interest in speculation concerning the Holy Grail legend and Magdalene's role in the history of Christianity. The book has been extensively denounced by many Christian denominations as a dishonest attack on the Roman Catholic Church. It has also been criticized for its historical and scientific inaccuracy.
The book is a worldwide bestseller that had sold 80 million copies as of 2009 and that has been translated into 44 languages. Combining the detective, thriller, and conspiracy fiction genres, it is Brown's second novel to include the character Robert Langdon, the first being his 2000 novel Angels & Demons. In November 2004 Random House published a Special Illustrated Edition with 160 illustrations. In 2006 a film adaptation was released by Sony's Columbia...