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post #1 of 26
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so i am reading the da vinci code. and its already hard for me to put the book down!! anyone else read it? i know they are coming out with a movie sometime..so interesting..my friend went to the glass pyramid thing..the louvre (i know i spelled it wrong) and she told me about the pyramid itself so reading about it in the book was interesting!!!! i am only like on chapt 7 but i already know it will be an awesome book just wondering if anyone else read/liked it. everyone i've ever talked to thought it was good.
its also freaky because it mentions a certain..i guess cult-like website..and i just went to the site, lol. freaky!
post #2 of 26
I loved that book. I think I read it in like a week
post #3 of 26
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ooo yea i love detective/mystery like things..its been a while since i've been this involved with a book! it feels nice!! i also have to read earth abides for a class..(i am reading 'code' on my own..i got it for 9 bucks! at a used book store and its in perfect condition) haha
post #4 of 26
I read it. It is a wonderful work of Fiction.
Tom Hanks will be playing the lead.
post #5 of 26
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Originally Posted by gia_c
so i am reading the da vinvi code. and its already hard for me to put the book down!! anyone else read it? i know they are coming out with a movie sometime..so interesting..my friend went to the glass pyramid thing..the louvre (i know i spelled it wrong) and she told me about the pyramid itself so reading about it in the book was interesting!!!! i am only like on chapt 7 but i already know it will be an awesome book just wondering if anyone else read/liked it. everyone i've ever talked to thought it was good.
its also freaky because it mentions a certain..i guess cult-like website..and i just went to the site, lol. freaky!
i've read it, & i enjoyed the novel - but it is fiction for the most part. discovery has had a couple of shows on the subject - & a great deal of what Dan Brown claims to be fact has been shown to be fiction. i've enjoyed several of his books - he's a good writer, & his stories are interesting - but they are just that - fiction.
post #6 of 26
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i like how people have to emphasize fiction like as if no one knew that. what else is a novel ??, lol. i was just wondering what other people thought of the book. there was a website mentioned in the book and i thought it was funny that it existed.
post #7 of 26
If you want to learn more about some of the ideas in the book, read 'The Holy Blood and the Holy Grail' , which details the beliefs held by the medieval Cathars and others on whether Jesus survived the cross.
post #8 of 26
I have read the book - there are some truths and some fiction. Read his web site - it explains much of the non fiction and there are at least 4 books on the market that explain (from their varying perspectives) it. I like the fact he gives women the place they deserve in the early Church!
post #9 of 26
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Originally Posted by gia_c
i like how people have to emphasize fiction like as if no one knew that. what else is a novel ??, lol. i was just wondering what other people thought of the book. there was a website mentioned in the book and i thought it was funny that it existed.
i think it's because there are many people who seem to think that he's truly uncovered a great conspiracy - look at these quotes...found at Amazon
"Is what "The Da Vinci Code" proposes true? Well, the research is correct. The historical events and people explored in the book are real. But no one knows the Truth...nor will we ever, probably. I think that some things are meant to be a mystery."
"It was awesome, inspiring and inspired a desire to investigate further symbologies and other rituals taken for granted over the years."

"the book got me thinking about possibilities other than what organized religion would have us believe."
"I was not brought up in a religious house so I have always been a little skeptical when it comes to church doctrine. This is why I found this book so appealing, it gave me the readers digest version of church history and the controversy that surrounds it. It may be fiction, but it's more interesting than plain history/religion."
& i've read less cogent responses, where it's obvious the writer thinks the book is more fact than fiction. i think that's why some of us responded in the way we did. after all - if it's fiction, who's to say that the church history he presents is accurate?

post #10 of 26
I haven't read it yet, but it looks like a good book. Taken seriously I'd have to say it's heresy. I don't get too into gnosticism. I can, however, enjoy a good suspense novel. Is anyone reading "The Historian"? That one is really good!! It starts out slow, but really picks up. It would be interesting to see it made into a movie.
post #11 of 26
If you like that book you should try his other ones. Specifically Angels and Demons and I Deception Point was pretty good too. I love the way he writes, very intelligent
post #12 of 26
i read angels and demons and really liked it. everyone that i have talked to about the DA VINCI CODE says it is a great book. so i might just read it soon
post #13 of 26
People who like to read and discuss and recommend books are welcome to come on the thread Cat Mysteries and add their comments.
post #14 of 26
I read it about a year ago and don't really get why everyone is so in love with the book. I mean, it's OK but not great, the language is IMHO rather clumsy. Fairly entertaining, I suppose, but not worth all the praise.
post #15 of 26
I'm reading that at the mo and thoroughly enjoying it, the film is out soon i think and Tom Hanks is playing the part of Robert Langdon, should be a great film with Tom Hanks in it.
post #16 of 26
I'm glad to hear there's a movie coming out, I didn't realize that before. On the other hand I'm not sure if I like the idea of Tom Hanks playing Robert Langdon lol. I just keep thinking, forest gump!
post #17 of 26
What is this book about? I've heard about it. I've never seen the book in stores. Without giving away the story, can someone tell me what it's about.
post #18 of 26
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Originally Posted by lizch6699
If you like that book you should try his other ones. Specifically Angels and Demons and I Deception Point was pretty good too. I love the way he writes, very intelligent
was Angels and Demons the one with the brands? if so, i liked it.
post #19 of 26
Yes, Angels and Demons was the one with the brands.
Hope, The Da Vinci Code is about the beliefs that some people have about the years of Jesus's life not mentioned in the Bible, and if he left a family to carry on the bloodline. Holy Blood, Holy Grail is much of the same information, but in more of a textbook form. I have not yet read The DaVinci Code, but I have read Angels and Demons, that introduces the character of Dan Brown, a religious anthropologist. It was an excellent read, especially if you have any bit of interest in religious intrigue, the mysteries of the Vatican, and the legend of the Illuminati. I read it in 2 days, just could not put it down.
post #20 of 26
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Originally Posted by krazy kat2
Yes, Angels and Demons was the one with the brands.
Hope, The Da Vinci Code is about the beliefs that some people have about the years of Jesus's life not mentioned in the Bible, and if he left a family to carry on the bloodline. Holy Blood, Holy Grail is much of the same information, but in more of a textbook form. I have not yet read The DaVinci Code, but I have read Angels and Demons, that introduces the character of Dan Brown, a religious anthropologist. It was an excellent read, especially if you have any bit of interest in religious intrigue, the mysteries of the Vatican, and the legend of the Illuminati. I read it in 2 days, just could not put it down.
....i just thought the design of the brands was amazing - kept turning the book upside down!
post #21 of 26
I read it in 2 days and I loved it!
Personally, I had been going through some doubts about my religion and I had expressed my uneasiness to my friend. He said that I should read this book and some of the ideas in the book are more in sync with what I believe. Of course I know it is fiction, but it was a lot easier to understand. I will read some of the non-fiction works on the topic as well.

After I finished reading the book, I told my parents about that, and their first words were, "Oh no. Well, I think you need to go back to church and restore your faith."
post #22 of 26
I didn't actually read the book... just snippets over my boyfriends shoulder!
post #23 of 26
I read all of his books - read his web site danbrown.com to get a good overview of his work.
post #24 of 26
I spent most of one day last weekend reading it. It was an enjoyable read, but I found it to be a rehash of a lot of articles or books about the life of Jesus that I'd already read, so I was a bit disappointed, as some people had warned me I'd be.
post #25 of 26
I really want to read it!!
post #26 of 26
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Originally Posted by Ryn
I read it about a year ago and don't really get why everyone is so in love with the book. I mean, it's OK but not great, the language is IMHO rather clumsy. Fairly entertaining, I suppose, but not worth all the praise.
I'm glad I'm not the only one. I couldn't finish it, I kept wanting to correct his grammar.
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