Book Review: The Da Vinci Code by Dan Brown

Everyone loves a conspiracy

This was my first English book ever, it took me half a year but I loved it. Now that I have reread it, I changed my mind a little bit. But I still love it.

Book Review: The Da Vinci Code by Dan Brown


Title & Author: The Da Vinci Code by Dan Brown
Genre: Mystery, Adventure
Release Date: March 18 2003
Series: Robert Langdon
Publisher: Doubleday


While in Paris on business, Harvard symbologist Robert Langdon receives an urgent late-night phone call: the elderly curator of the Louvre has been murdered inside the museum. Near the body, police have found a baffling cipher. While working to solve the enigmatic riddle, Langdon is stunned to discover it leads to a trail of clues hidden in the works of Da Vinci — clues visible for all to see — yet ingeniously disguised by the painter.

Langdon joins forces with a gifted French cryptologist, Sophie Neveu, and learns the late curator was involved in the Priory of Sion — an actual secret society whose members included Sir Isaac Newton, Botticelli, Victor Hugo, and Da Vinci, among others.

In a breathless race through Paris, London, and beyond, Langdon and Neveu match wits with a faceless powerbroker who seems to anticipate their every move. Unless Langdon and Neveu can decipher the labyrinthine puzzle in time, the Priory’s ancient secret — and an explosive historical truth — will be lost forever.

I give The Da Vinci Code by Dan Brown four out of five hearts because it is a great page turner. The world is based on hours and after some fact checking is most of the things mentioned in here are real. Of course except for the main story line.

Robert Langdon is only a little bit presented at the beginning of this novel because Dan Brown introduced him already during Angels & Demons, but I know for my first time reading it that it didn’t bother me. It just keeps Robert a bit more mysterious. This time I almost immediately followed the precious novel up with The Da Vinci Code.

I didn’t care that much for Sophie Neveu, she is an okay character and well presented. But Her entire entrance to the novel felt forced and too convenient. She was so willing to believe that she might have something to do with the Holy Grail that it started to annoy me very fast.

I love the story. It is great if you don’t care about what is being said about the bible and the entire Christianity. I am not against religion or anything but I also didn’t mind someone making up a story that completely changes the story of a religion.

The Movie

The Da Vinci Code was the first book by Dan Brown brought to the big screen. Directed by Ron Howard, it made me think it would be a great movie. I didn’t like it as much as the novel but I do think it is an okay movie. Tom Hanks plays Robert Langdon and does it well. It is almost how I thought Robert looked. Sir Ian McKellen plays Sir Leigh Teabing and has a much bigger role in the movie than the novel. It bothered me a little bit, but it is okay for such a big name actor.

Let me know what you thought of this book and/or the movie!
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For now, let books enrich your life!


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