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 believable and like several of my college professors.
Every page (chapter) seemed like something was developing into a huge story. The way that everything ties into each story is riveting. The characters go together well. They provoke fear, joy, wisdom, and mind bending puzzles.
At first, I thought the story was extremely predictable. I knew they were going to get Professor Langdon in trouble and he was going to have to use his intelligence to get out of it. When the story began to unfold I almost thought that I knew nothing about what was going to happen and forgot that this was a fiction book. As I said before, it seems very realistic and highly believable.
In addition to the story being told, you learn from the history of the story that Dan Brown spent years learning and working into this amazing portrayal. I feel as if my IQ went up a point or so after reading it.
Overall, it’s a true mysterious, intelligent, and mind-bending novel. The DaVinci Code made me read all of Dan Brown’s books. I would recommend it to anyone.
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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...