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The Da Vinci Code, by Dan Brown

Synopsis: The murder of a museum curator leads Harvard professor Robert Langdon deep into the secrets of an ancient society and into the heart of an astounding religious conspiracy. This book is more than a murder mystery. Along the way one learns about Leonardo da Vinci, the famous Renaissance artist and the subtle references to the occult contained in paintings. It's also about ancient secret societies, modern forensics, science and engineering, and the history of religion.

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also by Dan Brown: Angels & Demons : A Novel


Submitted by Sharon, posted on Tuesday September 09, @11:13AM

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I totally agree with Sharon's take on The Da Vinci Code. This was an extremely fast-paced book. The only thing that I did not enjoy was the fact that the characters were able to travel so much and get so much code-breaking done in one night. I tried to "displace my believeatude" :O), but the sheer logistics of it all kept distracting me from what was actually taking place in the story. Other than that, this is a wonderful book, but you'll wish it was longer.

by Jayme on Wednesday September 10, @06:40AM

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I thought this book was the best book I have ever read! It was very thought provoking and I have been entranced by ideas of the Holy Grail and its mysteries from the moment I started reading the book. This book is extremely suspenseful and I would recommend it to anyone who is interested in not only mysteries and murders, but also historical reads. So this book combines not just a great plot but historical facts. What more to ask for?

by Brittany on Monday June 21, @09:42AM

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Did you know there's a parody of the Da Vinci Code out there? It's called The Givenchy Code. I think it's a great way for readers of 'The Da Vinci Code' to lighten up, have a bit of fun, relax, take a deep breath after reading, no, absorbing, the ultra-serious and definitely nail-biting moments and revelations of Dan Brown's astonishing novel.

website: http://thegivenchycode.com

by Elen on Friday June 25, @09:12AM

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I'll have to look into The Givenchy Code--sounds fun. I really enjoyed The Da Vinci Code. Similar thrill as reading Grisham's The Firm for the first time; you didn't want it to end. I'm hoping "they" make it into a worthwhile movie. Any word on that yet? I could see Tom Cruise and Penelope Cruz or Catherine Zeta Jones in the lead. Any other thoughts?

by Dianza on Monday July 12, @09:27AM

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I really enjoyed this book and thought it was the best book i had read this year. As for a movie, i have an image of George Clooney as Langdon, Jeno Reno (Leon, Godzilla) as Bezu Fache, Penelope Cruz as Sophie and Dolph Lundgren as Silas. Anyone care to elaborate on this?

by Ben on Friday August 27, @06:38AM

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I think it would make a fantastic movie. I see Langdon being played by Harrison Ford and I think I could see Sean Connery as a good Teabing.

by Dan on Sunday September 19, @11:32AM

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I am very anxious indeed to see this movie. However, I am afraid that some of the most important messages found in this book will be omitted in the movie. Anyone who has seen 'the name of the rose' movie will understand what i mean

by Kalashnikov on Saturday October 30, @01:06PM

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Russell Crowe (rumored), Kate Beckinsale (rumored), Tom Hanks (rumored), George Clooney (rumored), Hugh Jackman (rumored)

extracted from movie.com props to you guys

by alex on Wednesday November 10, @07:49PM

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what a wonderful Langdon will Hanks make! and I agree completely with the idea of Sean Connery as Teabing, I can hardly wait to see the movie, but won`t Howard take a dark sight of all the beautiful places where the novel takes place?

by paola on Sunday November 14, @05:06PM

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I feel like I am the only person around who was disappointed in this book. I was definitely enthralled while I was reading it but after I finished it I feel robbed. I felt very unsatisfied and empty of any thought on it at all. It is another example of a plot-driven novel. Of course, people do read novels for entertainment alone and this novel does entertain indeed. I got sucked in by the hype and I was ultimately disappointed.

by sons on Wednesday March 22, @09:47PM

The Da Vinci Code, by Dan Brown

i thought this book was so good, but because im catholic it goes against my beliefs but that didnt stop me from loving it. Whwther true or not this book is captivating. though it does end a bit empty and leaves you a little unsatisfied.

great book though -- cant wait for the movie!
-x-

by de souza (",) on Thursday April 06, @12:42PM

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BIG disapointment. The whole book builds up an up...and then just ends. Seriously unsatisfying finish.It's almost as though Dan Brown just got tired of writing it and rushed the end just to have it finished.

by Zoic on Sunday June 11, @05:29AM

Re: The Da Vinci Code, by Dan Brown

Synopsis: The murder of a museum curator leads Harvard professor Robert Langdon deep into the secrets of an ancient society and into the heart of an astounding religious conspiracy. This book is more than a murder mystery. Along the way one learns about Leonardo da Vinci, the famous Renaissance artist and the subtle references to the occult contained in paintings. It's also about ancient secret societies, modern forensics, science and engineering, and the history of religion.

by Kalliopi from GREECE on Sunday March 29, @05:37AM

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