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    PLEASE do NOT recommend The Da Vinci Code to me because you think it's brilliant Please do not try to explain to me that

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    most of us have heard of this controverisal book it takes an open minded person to read this and to remember it is just fiction but it brings up a lot of important uestions about the Christian church and the loss of paganism and the respect of the Goddess or the Woman I don't care if I am the only one who likes this book

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    Four stars for pure entertainment valueHowever Dave Barry's review gets five stars`The Da Vinci Code' crackedby Dave BarryI have written a blockbuster novel My inspiration was The DaVinci Code by Dan Brown which has sold 253 trillion copies in hardcover because it's such a compelling page turner NOBODY can put this book downMOTHER ON BEACH Help My child is being attacked by a sharkLIFEGUARD looking up from The DaVinci Code Not now I just

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    A 80% | Very Good Notes Excessive exposition and ludicrous writing discolor an otherwise captivating thought provoking page turning

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    This is a pretty formulaic page turner a fun uick read Written at about the level of the average Nancy Drew mys

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    A thriller devoid of pacing or exciting language A mystery devoid of clues foreshadowing or facts A tell all of half truths based upon a forged document written by a schizophrenic conman A character driven modern n

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    OKAY PEOPLEsomeone let me in on the gag because between the cries of Greatest Book of Greaty Greatness EVER and the scream

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    5 stars to Dan Brown's The Da Vinci Code Most folks have seen the movie and probably not read the book What a loss for them That said I know a lot of people don't enjoy Brown's books believing he is too commercialized and over exaggerated in h

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    Alternate history uchronias and indirect criticism of faith and ideology combine to one of the most successful thriller series of all times Everything was already on the table many authors had dealt with the different idea

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    No I am not No I am not going to write a review about this piece of nonsense just because I had yet ANOTHER of those incredibly annoying conversations in a bookstore to top it off No I am notOh for goodness sake It is NOT

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S with a gifted French cryptologist Sophie Neveu and learns the late curator was involved in the Priory of Sion an actual secret society whose members included Sir Isaac Newton Botticelli Victor Hugo and Da Vinci among others In a breathless race through Paris London and beyond Langdon and Neveu match wits with a faceless powerbroker who seems to anticipate their every move Unless Langdon and Neveu can decipher the labyrinthine puzzle in time A thriller devoid of pacing or exciting language A mystery devoid of clues foreshadowing or facts A tell all of half truths based upon a forged document written by a schizophrenic conman A character driven modern novel devoid of character The second draft of Angels and Demons Page turning action thanks to the literary euivalent of pulling out at the moment of orgasm A spiritual awakening built on new age conspiracy theory This book is many things and none of them good new or interesting However it is an excellent litmus test for idealistic delusionUpon the first reading I must admit I found it a bit interesting but then I turned the final page and there was no bibliography No explanation of how the author became familiar with all the concepts he claimed to faithfully portray He wrote this book and pretended it was a history book and then refused to support it in any way And any history you can t check up on is a bad one He s no better than James Frey In fact he may be worse since I know people who base their religious beliefs on this book whereas Frey s only crime was wishing he was Scarface And really what macho thirtysomething male doesn tBrown had good reasons for hiding his sources they were forged by con man Pierre Plantard and snuck into the Bibliotheue National in Paris back in the seventies And it s not like Plantard got away with it either the whole Priory of Sion thing was debunked thirty years before this book was even writtenThe artistic iconography that figures heavily into the mystery is also completely made up and was declared ludicrous by an art history professor of my acuaintance There are a lot of well known symbols and allusions in classic art but none of them resemble Brown s claims The whole hinge on which the plot turns the notion that an inverted triangle is automatically symbolic of women makes about as much sense as declaring that the use of the swastika by 3rd century BC Buddhists was proof that they were fascistsThe rest of Brown s book is filled with the sort of cliched religious conspiracies you get from your first year as a theology student Not only that but these conspiracies were already explored by better writers in Foucault s Pendulum and the Illuminatus Trilogy Well I ve already done legitimate historical research on this review than Brown did in his whole book so I guess I ll call it a day

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The Priory's ancient secret and an explosive historical truth will be lost foreverTHE DA VINCI CODE heralds the arrival of a new breed of lightning paced intelligent thrillerutterly unpredictable right up to its stunning conclusionBonus disc includes Dan Brown's Oct 2005 speech Symbols secrets science scripture beyond The Da Vinci code presented at the Univ of New Hampshire and an interview with Akiva Goldsman screenwriter of The Da Vinci Code OKAY PEOPLEsomeone let me in on the gag because between the cries of Greatest Book of Greaty Greatness EVER and the screams of Lamest Load of Lamey Lameness EVER my itty bitty brain is left very So post Hype a ganza I finally got around to reading this popular polarizing pop culture icon and thought it wasdrum rollFINEsigh It was a solid read with a slight lean towards the eh side of MEH and few moments of genuine that s neat I don t see all the love and I don t see all the rage Other than the obvious religious flavor of the content it reminded me of your typical page turning popcorn beach read and I thought it accomplished its goal in decent if unremarkable fashion Now I have a strict don t ask don t tell don t mock don t preach approach when it comes to religiousness so I am going to ignore the bird flipping Vatican bash aspects of the story though I can certainly see people on both sides of the fence having epic rah rah or epic fail reactions and I respect that For me it didn t move my needle much in either direction beyond my fondness for the big hidden history mystery which is something I generally really enjoy The plot of this one has been talked to death and beyond so rather than adding one jelly bean to the jar I thought I would just run down a few likes and dislikes about the story and leave it at that TURN ONS 1 Conspiracy theories are just fully fun and I am a major sucker for plots concerning shadow histories and secret people doing secret things behind secret doors for reasons that are SHHHHHHH I love a good conspiracy Find me a rumor involving Kim Kardashian being a Bilderberger and using a secret banking pipeline running from Area 51 through Microsoft to the Saudi Royal Family and laundering vast monies to be used to coordinate the sale of Boise Idaho to a mysterious consortium headed by Jay Z and Justin Bieber who will then turn the city into a giant uasi government facility used for the testing of alien cloning technologyand I am glued to my seat and ONE HAPPY FELLA 2 Knights Templar As much as I love conspiracies in general when you throw the Knights Templar into the mix it s gonna perk me up better than a latte enema I am always in favor of having them show up as a lynch pin to any massive global plot The Knights Templar are like caramel on ice cream and just make a good conspiracy better I had a lot of fun with the rehash of the Templar s place in the center of EVERYTHING 3 Symbology Da Vinci and the Holy Grail the IDEA I thought the major plot components themselves were interesting and I enjoyed following the hidden clues messages riddles and the tie in to all of the famous historical artifacts It was fun I also liked the historical significance of the search ie the big reveal and the implications to the world if revealed TURN OFFS 1 Symbology Da Vinci and the Holy Grail the EXECUTION As much as I enjoyed the plot concept the execution of the story was often frustrating and occasionally insulting I m not talking about the clunky serviceable at best prose as that s gotten enough play without my suirting lighter fluid on the bonfire My issue is with Dan feeling the need to spoon feed me details about his oh so clever plot so that my economy sized brain could grasp it For example there would be a reveal that I thought was interestingand then Dan would exhaust me with explaining EXACTLY what that meant and EXACTLY what the implications were and make sure I knew EXACTLY what he had told me I get it Mr Brown heard you the first time 2 THRILLer killing amounts of PLOD For a page turning actiony thriller there was just too much sideways movement of the plot and some really unnecessary amounts of plod to the narrative Part of this has to do with the excessive hand holding Dan does with his audience mentioned above However there are also WAY too much time spent slowing down to take a look around and where we are and where we ve been I started getting the impression that Brown was trying to hit a particular page count for the book and didn t have anything but filler to loan the pages with This is never a good thing for this kind of story 3 The End Not a big fan of the final resolution of the story and I found it very un climaxy and a bit of a let down Once we have the big reveal very little new information ever really got added to the picture and I felt like my curiosity should have been stroked a few times than it was in the home stretch This lack of satisfying climax left me with a serious case of blue brain Still overall this was a good serviceable mystery thriller that seems tailor made for a warm afternoon on the sand It isn t great literature or even good literature but it is a good thriller a good concept and for the most part fun It seems to accomplish pretty much exactly what it set out to do 25 to 30 stars

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While in Paris on business Harvard symbologist Robert Langdon receives an urgent late night phone call the elderly curator of the Louvre has been murdered inside the museum Near the body police have found a baffling cipher While working to solve the enigmatic riddle Langdon is stunned to discover it leads to a trail of clues hidden in the works of Da Vinci clues visible for all to see yet ingeniously disguised by the painterLangdon joins force PLEASE do NOT recommend The Da Vinci Code to me because you think it s brilliant Please do not try to explain to me that it is a really interesting and eye opening book Just don t Please I ve read Iain Pear I heart Foucault s Pendulum Dashiell Hammett is my hero Alan Moore is My Absolute Favorite I listen to Coil on a fairly regular basis and cloak n dagger secret societyPriory of SionKnights of Templar tinged num nums make me a very happy girl but if you truly believe that Brown s stupid airport thriller has ANY right whatsoever to be placed in the same category with Michael Wooden Dildo Dialogue Crichton let alone Umberto Eco kindly keep this opinion very far away from me or the ensuing conversation we have will not be constructive or polite in any wayI loathe Dan Brown I resent him for spoon feeding the masses pseudo intellectual Holy Blood Holy Grail D grade thriller shite under a pretense of real sophistication and getting orally serviced by The New York Times for his effortI d heard that the novel was meticulously researched and contained some really interesting and controversial assessments of religious zealotry Um not really Well not by my Merovingian standards anyway DLet s put it this way If Dan Brown was teaching an Insurgent Christian Symbolism in Art and Literature 101 class at my local community college I d definitely have a different opinion about him But NO Dan Brown is not a professor of anything but pap He is a barely competent thriller writer who wrote an AWFUL book that I could not bear to finish because I felt my I plummeting a little further with every Let s Go to Paris Guidebook description and blowhard authorial essay Oh don t even get me started about those cute solilouies the main characters are so fond of delivering ever so calmly often while cops n bovvers are chasing themThe characters are weakly drawn The dialogue is excruciating The research is shoddy and self serving at best The plot no matter how open minded you are is beyond ludicrous It s laughable enough to be incorporated into the next Indiana Jones movie That d be sweet dudeWhat really irks me are Dan Brown s sanctimonious interviews wherein he shows off all of his priceless antiues while expressing his abiding convictions that the American public needs a deeper appreciation of art and history and culture What a shallow self aggrandizing hypocrite I m all for fictional subversion of the dominant Catholic paradigm but only if the subverter knows what the hell they re talking about Brown DOESN T He s all la la la connect the dots but the picture he comes up with is awkward and unconvincingThe DaVinci Choad is a dead easy nay downright lazy read and yet droves of people are patting themselves on the back for having read and gasp actually understood it Like this is some spectacular achievement WHY What because the slipcover describes it as erudite Are you fucking kidding meDon t believe the hype kids You are profoundly intelligent than this holiday page turner gives you credit forIf you really honestly just plain liked the book that s cool I guess Maybe you also prefer Anne Geddes to Alfred Stieglitz Kenny G to Sidney Bechet John Tesh to Igor Stravinsky Your prerogative Just please don t try to tell me that this is fascinating or meaningful literature Frickin read The Club Dumas or something Then we ll talk and I won t want to shoot myself in the faceAlright glad I purged that poison from my system Carry on