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Book Review: Da Vinci Code

Harvard symologist Robert Langdon is invited by the curator of the Louvre for a meeting and just before that he is murdered. The curator leaves a cryptographic message with his dead body which Langdon decodes with the help of Sophie Neveu, a gifted French cryptologist. The dead curator was a member of the Priory of Sion, a secret society which had as its members Issac Newton, Boticelli, Victor Hugo and Da Vinci.

Leonardo Da Vinci was aware of a historical secret which the Vatican was trying to protect. He managed to convey what he believed in, through his paitings, especially, the Last Supper. Langdon and Neveu discover all these secrets and find the secret that the Priory was trying to protect.

The ride this novel takes you is absolutely thrilling and most probably you will finish this in one sitting. It proposes an alternative history about Jesus Christ and it is slowly revealed in clues scattered in the work of Da Vinci. Besides this there are many mysterious characters and surprises scattered all over making this a page turner. You cannot write anything more without having to reveal the story. So read the book.

5 Responses to Book Review: Da Vinci Code

  1. robi March 7, 2004 at 9:09 am #

    You might also like Foucault’s Pendulun http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/tg/detail/-/0345368754/103-2887995-7639804?v=glance

    which I think is better. You also might like reading Holy Blood Holy Grail which is one of the sources for this book.

  2. arvin June 22, 2004 at 4:07 am #

    Nice book.But why not just put the cryptex in the freezer and break it with a sledgehammer when the vinegar turns solid?

  3. JK June 22, 2004 at 7:10 am #

    Arvin, Then it would take the fun out the scene near the Newton’s place.

  4. mmv July 15, 2004 at 4:55 am #

    read it after a friend said it was a good book
    me thinks – interesting as one more conspiracy theory not heard of, but…
    very contrived, badly written and very superficial!!!
    IMHO

  5. Seriously Sandeep October 4, 2004 at 11:54 pm #

    The Da Vinci Code

    I’ve been debating whether I really had to write a review on The Da Vinci Code, but what the hell! Here goes. I bought it impulsively at a book exhibition I recently visited, more out of curiosity than the hype…

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