The Da Vinci Code by Dan Brown (‘Robert Langdon’ series Book #2)

1400079179

Format: Mass Market Paperbound - Published: March 28, 2006 - 496 Pages - ISBN: 1400079179

 

The Da Vinci Code

by Dan Brown

‘Robert Langdon’ series Book #2

While in Paris on business, Harvard symbologist Robert Langdon receives and 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 workds of Da Vinci – clues visible for all to see – yet ingeniously disguised by the painter.

Langdon joins forces with a gifted French cryptologist, Sophie Neveu, and learns the late curator was involved int he Priory of Sion – an actual secret society whose member include 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, the Priory’s ancient secret – and an explosive historical truth – will be lost forever.

THE DA VINCI CODE heralds the arrival of a new breed of lightning-paced, intelligent thriller … utterly unpredictable right up to its stunning conclusion.

Review: I, for one, am Catholic, so this book should have been like, I don’t know… Blasphemy, maybe? All I can say is awesome, awesome, awesome! Although this book is fictious, it’s based on a lot of facts, facts that I already knew, and whole whack more I didn’t. If I had the time and money, I’d bury myself in this kind of research. Brown’s descriptions are unbelievably accute, the novel is fast-paced, there’s not time to slow down. An unbelievable page-turner, I’d recommend this book to everyone, no matter what religion you are … especially if question upon question about your religion pops around in your mind. There are so many things in my religion we’re taught, right from the start, what to believe, thus the whole basis of ‘faith.’ Yes, I believe in God, why he’s there and what he’s done, but there are so many things that give me the ‘I-Didn’t-Know-About-That’ kind of hesitation. But that’s not the point. This book is awesome, and I urge you all, and I mean all, regardless of religion to read this book.

Rating:  (damn, not allowed to put any more stars?!)

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