The DaVinci Code by Dan Brown - Page 2




 
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June 12th, 2005  
MontyB
 
 
The thing I find hard to believe is how this book got this amount of publicity, the guy is not claiming it as fact and its not what I would describe as a potential classic but its now been blown so far out of perspective by certain groups that it is going to be a best seller for years to come.
June 12th, 2005  
Damien435
 
 
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dan brown took one or two facts and skewed. there is another book that was published that disprove the book .i believe it is called Decoding the Da Vinci Code.
I dont think there was any reason have people disprove his book as I dont think he ever claimed it was factual.
But too many people actually thought the book was real and took what they read in this book as fact.
June 12th, 2005  
MontyB
 
 
But thats hardly Dan Browns fault and its certainly doesn't justify the amount of interest shown in disproving it.

It is an interesting work of fiction that combines fact, myth and artistic licence to make a good (but not great) read.
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June 15th, 2005  
AussieNick
 
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It is an interesting work of fiction that combines fact, myth and artistic licence to make a good (but not great) read.
interesting, you'd be one of the few that wouldnt describe it as un-put-downable
June 30th, 2005  
bulldogg
 
 
A good read that deals with the "da vinci code" thing in a more serious and non-fiction way is "The Templar Revelation". Far more interesting than Dan Brown's book, but then I really enjoy history.
July 1st, 2005  
MontyB
 
 
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It is an interesting work of fiction that combines fact, myth and artistic licence to make a good (but not great) read.
interesting, you'd be one of the few that wouldnt describe it as un-put-downable
I just see it as a really good paperback ie read it once and then toss it in the bin.
I have also read his "Angels and Demons" which I felt was too much like the "Da Vinci code" and suffered the same problems.
To me far to many people are reading it for a purpose (ie the the Pro-religion team are out to discredit it and the anti-religion team are looking for "facts") when it reality it is just a well written work of fiction.

(I describe it as well written because of the stir it has caused, if it wasnt then it just be an obscure book).
August 19th, 2005  
mzspaztastic
 
 
excellent book. a lot of people think it's anti-religion, but honestly, if you have a faith and you believe it, then the book is nothing but a story.

i however, loved it. anyone read the first one, angels and demons? also a great book, but i thought the da vinci code should have made some mention to it. i know it wasn't a sequel, but it was the same characters, and i found it odd that there was barely any link. the da vinci code referenced places that were key parts of angels and demons, and langdon seemed to have no recollection of having ever seen them before, nor of the girl in the first book, nor the fact that he (and i wont give it away), had anything to do with the pope and what not.

i dont know. that bothered me a little. otherwise, excellent books
August 20th, 2005  
Toyuzu
 
Leonardo is reputed to have had the highest IQ in history by some experts. Therefore his writings must bear some respectful scrutiny. However, I don't believe for a moment that his Creator can be understood or defined in his script, however intelligent he may have been.
August 21st, 2005  
behemoth79
 
 
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The thing I find hard to believe is how this book got this amount of publicity, the guy is not claiming it as fact and its not what I would describe as a potential classic but its now been blown so far out of perspective by certain groups that it is going to be a best seller for years to come.
Im not surprised at all. The Catholic Church has been under attack for decades now and anything that adds fuel to the fire will be sponsored and aided by the media.
August 21st, 2005  
USAFAUX2004
 
 
Hear its good, been getting to read it for the past 2 years