Author: Dan Brown
Tittle: The Da Vinci Code
Series: Robert Langdon series, book 2
Pages: 490 pages, Paperback
Published: March 28th, 2006 by Anchor Books (1st published in 2003)
Source: Bought it
My ratings: ★★★★☆
The Da Vinci Code was actually the first book I read in the Robert Langdon series by Dan Brown and instantly fell in love with. I have noticed one thing that either people passionately love it or hate it. I thankfully, happen to be the former one.
The story starts as Harvard symbologist Robert Langdon is awakened by a phone call in the dead of the night while his stay in Paris. He gets the information that the elderly curator of the Louvre has been murdered inside the museum, his body covered in baffling symbols. As Langdon and gifted French cryptologist Sophie Neveu sort through the bizarre riddles, they are stunned to discover a trail of clues hidden in the works of Leonardo da Vinci, clues that are visible for all to see and yet ingeniously disguised by the painter. Even more startling is the late curator was involved in the Priory of Sion—a secret society whose members included Sir Isaac Newton, Victor Hugo, and Da Vinci and he guarded a breathtaking historical secret. Unless Langdon and Neveu can decipher the labyrinthine puzzle while avoiding the faceless adversary who shadows their every move, the explosive, ancient truth will be lost forever.
“Life is filled with secrets. You can’t learn them at once.”
Goodness me, this book raised so many questions about Jesus, Mary and about Christianity. It directly challenges the authority of the Vatican intermixing real facts with clever fiction. I really loved the conspiracy theory, so for me the whole basis of the book was very intriguing.
I do love the fact that he doesn’t force his opinions on the readers and gives them a free choice on the matter. And the fact that he uses real places and events added more to the story. One thing you do have to keep in mind while reading this story is that it is a work of fiction.
The narrative is highly intriguing and interesting, thought provoking and unforgettable. I loved the precise amount of details he used which had been throughly planned. The plot is fast paced, it was nearly impossible for me to keep the book down for a moment and it kept me guessing the entire time. The Da Vinci Code is an incredible thrill ride that I enjoyed immensely.