Saturday, January 9, 2010

The Da Vinci Code

Description from Amazon.com
A murder in the silent after-hour halls of the Louvre museum reveals a sinister plot to uncover a secret that has been protected by a clandestine society since the days of Christ. The victim is a high-ranking agent of this ancient society who, in the moments before his death, manages to leave gruesome clues at the scene that only his granddaughter, noted cryptographer Sophie Neveu, and Robert Langdon, a famed symbologist, can untangle. The duo become both suspects and detectives searching for not only Neveu's grandfather's murderer but also the stunning secret of the ages he was charged to protect. Mere steps ahead of the authorities and the deadly competition, the mystery leads Neveu and Langdon on a breathless flight through France, England, and history itself

I know I am a little late to the game with this book seeing as it was published several years ago but I'm really glad that I got around to reading it. I even avoided seeing the movie because I have this thing with movies that are adapted from books. I must read the book before seeing the movie. If I don't there is a 99.99% chance I will not read the book after seeing the movie.

This type of book really isn't my "thing" and I'm not really into thrillers like this but I may be changing my mind! I tend to lean more towards the chick lit genre but in 2009 I tried to broaden my reading tastes and am looking forward to continue doing so in 2010.

The Da Vinci Code is fast paced and really easy to understand. This is a book of fiction but there are several references to Christianity that I know are true and it was really interesting to read about. Dan Brown is truly an exceptional writer and I cannot wait to pick up more books by him!

5 comments:

pinkflipflops said...

I really enjoyed it. I flew threw it and then devoured Angels & Demons and I read another of his Deception Point. I think my favorite of his is Angels and Demons. Don't bother with the movie because if you are like me, you will think it sucked. My husband who did not read the book likes the movie. But I can't.

Crazy Shenanigans said...

I saw the movie but I've never read the book. I like to read them before seeing the movies too but in this case I didn't get to. I'm glad it's an easy read and good!

Shoshanah said...

I did read Da Vinci code back when it was big, as well as Angels and Demons, but I haven't read the third one yet. The movies were ok, but not as good as the books. The other Dan Brown book I like is Digital Fortress. But really, once we start reading more of his books, they all tend to follow a similar plot line.

Classy in Philadelphia said...

I never read this one, but I really didn't enjoy the movie.

P said...

The book is far better than the film! I definitely think "Angels and Demons" is better though - I was a lot more gripped reading that one.