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    PLEASE do NOT recommend The Da Vinci Code to me because you think it's brilliant Please do not try to explain to me that i

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    most of us have heard of this controverisal book it takes an open minded person to read this and to remember it is just fiction but it brings up a lot of important uestions about the Christian church and the loss of paganism

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    Four stars for pure entertainment valueHowever Dave Barry's review gets five stars`The Da Vinci Code' crackedby Dave BarryI have writt

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    A 80% | Very Good Notes Excessive exposition and ludicrous writing discolor an otherwise captivating thought provoking page turning read

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    This is a pretty formulaic page turner a fun uick read Written at about the level of the average Nancy Drew myste

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    A thriller devoid of pacing or exciting language A mystery devoid of clues foreshadowing or facts A tell all of half truths based upon a forged document written by a schizophrenic conman A character driven modern

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    OKAY PEOPLEsomeone let me in on the gag because between the cries of Greatest Book of Greaty Greatness EVER and the screams of Lamest Load of Lamey Lameness EVER my itty bitty brain is left very So post Hype a ganza I finally got around to reading this popular polarizing pop culture icon and thought it wasdrum ro

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    5 stars to Dan Brown's The Da Vinci Code Most folks have seen the movie and probably not read the book What a loss for them That said I know a lot of people don't enjoy Brown's books believing he is too commercialized and over exaggerated in his style While I can understand why someone may think that I don't agree I love the complexity of the story the reality and the fiction the test of character strength the puzzles the differ

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    Alternate history uchronias and indirect criticism of faith and ideology combine to one of the most successful thriller series of all times Everything was already on the table many authors had dealt with the differ

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    No I am not No I am not going to write a review about this piece of nonsense just because I had yet ANOTHER of those incredibly annoying conversations in a bookstore to top it off No I am notOh for goodness sake It is NOT a great book to broaden your cultural horizons and whatever the humbug mentioned on Leonardo it is NOT euivalent to reading a book researched by a REAL art historian which is something entirely different from a blind fo

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Free download Ó PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB free ¶ Dan Brown

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 painterLangdon joins force. PLEASE do NOT recommend The Da Vinci Code to me because you think it s brilliant Please do not try to explain to me that it is a really interesting and eye opening book Just don t Please I ve read Iain Pear I heart Foucault s Pendulum Dashiell Hammett is my hero Alan Moore is My Absolute Favorite I listen to Coil on a fairly regular basis and cloak n dagger secret societyPriory of SionKnights of Templar tinged num nums make me a very happy girl but if you truly believe that Brown s stupid airport thriller has ANY right whatsoever to be placed in the same category with Michael Wooden Dildo Dialogue Crichton let alone Umberto Eco kindly keep this opinion very far away from me or the ensuing conversation we have will not be constructive or polite in any wayI loathe Dan Brown I resent him for spoon feeding the masses pseudo intellectual Holy Blood Holy Grail D grade thriller shite under a pretense of real sophistication and getting orally serviced by The New York Times for his effortI d heard that the novel was meticulously researched and contained some really interesting and controversial assessments of religious zealotry Um not really Well not by my Merovingian standards anyway DLet s put it this way If Dan Brown was teaching an Insurgent Christian Symbolism in Art and Literature 101 class at my local community college I d definitely have a different opinion about him But NO Dan Brown is not a professor of anything but pap He is a barely competent thriller writer who wrote an AWFUL book that I could not bear to finish because I felt my I plummeting a little further with every Let s Go to Paris Guidebook description and blowhard authorial essay Oh don t even get me started about those cute solilouies the main characters are so fond of delivering ever so calmly often while cops n bovvers are chasing themThe characters are weakly drawn The dialogue is excruciating The research is shoddy and self serving at best The plot no matter how open minded you are is beyond ludicrous It s laughable enough to be incorporated into the next Indiana Jones movie That d be sweet dudeWhat really irks me are Dan Brown s sanctimonious interviews wherein he shows off all of his priceless antiues while expressing his abiding convictions that the American public needs a deeper appreciation of art and history and culture What a shallow self aggrandizing hypocrite I m all for fictional subversion of the dominant Catholic paradigm but only if the subverter knows what the hell they re talking about Brown DOESN T He s all la la la connect the dots but the picture he comes up with is awkward and unconvincingThe DaVinci Choad is a dead easy nay downright lazy read and yet droves of people are patting themselves on the back for having read and gasp actually understood it Like this is some spectacular achievement WHY What because the slipcover describes it as erudite Are you fucking kidding meDon t believe the hype kids You are profoundly intelligent than this holiday page turner gives you credit forIf you really honestly just plain liked the book that s cool I guess Maybe you also prefer Anne Geddes to Alfred Stieglitz Kenny G to Sidney Bechet John Tesh to Igor Stravinsky Your prerogative Just please don t try to tell me that this is fascinating or meaningful literature Frickin read The Club Dumas or something Then we ll talk and I won t want to shoot myself in the faceAlright glad I purged that poison from my system Carry on Her Husbands Christmas Bargain yet ingeniously disguised by the painterLangdon joins force. PLEASE do NOT recommend The Da Vinci Code to me because The Geography of Witchcraft you think it s brilliant Please do not try to explain to me that it is a really interesting and eye opening book Just don t Please I ve read Iain Pear I heart Foucault s Pendulum Dashiell Hammett is my hero Alan Moore is My Absolute Favorite I listen to Coil on a fairly regular basis and cloak n dagger secret societyPriory of SionKnights of Templar tinged num nums make me a very happy girl but if Hold On To Me you truly believe that Brown s stupid airport thriller has ANY right whatsoever to be placed in the same category with Michael Wooden Dildo Dialogue Crichton let alone Umberto Eco kindly keep this opinion very far away from me or the ensuing conversation we have will not be constructive or polite in any wayI loathe Dan Brown I resent him for spoon feeding the masses pseudo intellectual Holy Blood Holy Grail D grade thriller shite under a pretense of real sophistication and getting orally serviced by The New York Times for his effortI d heard that the novel was meticulously researched and contained some really interesting and controversial assessments of religious zealotry Um not really Well not by my Merovingian standards anyway DLet s put it this way If Dan Brown was teaching an Insurgent Christian Symbolism in Art and Literature 101 class at my local community college I d definitely have a different opinion about him But NO Dan Brown is not a professor of anything but pap He is a barely competent thriller writer who wrote an AWFUL book that I could not bear to finish because I felt my I plummeting a little further with every Let s Go to Paris Guidebook description and blowhard authorial essay Oh don t even get me started about those cute solilouies the main characters are so fond of delivering ever so calmly often while cops n bovvers are chasing themThe characters are weakly drawn The dialogue is excruciating The research is shoddy and self serving at best The plot no matter how open minded Copping It Sweet (Murphys Law you are is beyond ludicrous It s laughable enough to be incorporated into the next Indiana Jones movie That d be sweet dudeWhat really irks me are Dan Brown s sanctimonious interviews wherein he shows off all of his priceless antiues while expressing his abiding convictions that the American public needs a deeper appreciation of art and history and culture What a shallow self aggrandizing hypocrite I m all for fictional subversion of the dominant Catholic paradigm but only if the subverter knows what the hell they re talking about Brown DOESN T He s all la la la connect the dots but the picture he comes up with is awkward and unconvincingThe DaVinci Choad is a dead easy nay downright lazy read and Ill Be Yours for Christmas (Harlequin Blaze, yet droves of people are patting themselves on the back for having read and gasp actually understood it Like this is some spectacular achievement WHY What because the slipcover describes it as erudite Are Her Babys Bodyguard (Eagle Squadron you fucking kidding meDon t believe the hype kids You are profoundly intelligent than this holiday page turner gives If Wishes Were...Daddies you credit forIf West of Heaven you really honestly just plain liked the book that s cool I guess Maybe Putting Out of Your Mind you also prefer Anne Geddes to Alfred Stieglitz Kenny G to Sidney Bechet John Tesh to Igor Stravinsky Your prerogative Just please don t try to tell me that this is fascinating or meaningful literature Frickin read The Club Dumas or something Then we ll talk and I won t want to shoot myself in the faceAlright glad I purged that poison from my system Carry on

review The Da Vinci Code

The Da Vinci Code

S 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. This is a pretty formulaic page turner a fun uick read Written at about the level of the average Nancy Drew mystery it is best appreciated at that level As far as the content there are howlers on virtually every page starting with the hero who looks like Harrison Ford in Harris tweed and is a Professor of Religious Symbology at Harvard good work if you can find it You have to ignore very pulpy cheesy writing to enjoy this romantic thrillerIntended as a book that a dedicated reader could finish in a day or something you take to the beach and casually finish in a weekend The Da Vinci Code makes for a reasonable airline novel so much so that it is often a bit clunky in its desire to ensure that no intellectual effort on the reader s part will be reuired Here s a recurring example in this novel a bit of unfamiliar terminology say crux gemmata jeweled cross will will be explained on page N then on page N1 a character will finger his jeweled cross and explain Oh yes this is a crux gemmata I ve read dinner menus that were demanding on the reader My wife and I both read about a third of it in a day sharing the same copy and that s a full work day plus taking care of kids bedtime etc That s also a kind of virtue I guess it s fast and peppyAs far as history goes Dan Brown apparently thinks that most historians give credence to the hoary forgeries and frauds promoted in sensationalist best sellers like Holy Blood Holy Grail This author gets the best of both worlds simultaneously claiming that it s just fiction while introducing the novel with claims that the historical record contained within is fact That claim is ridiculous To pluck a random example he spends some time talking about the Council of Nicaea and incorrectly summarizes it as the origin of the doctrine of Christ s divinity by Constantine He ignores the Arian controversy out of which it arose which is like trying to explain the Treaty of Versailles without mentioning World War I He ignores the documented fact agreed upon even by the cheerleaders of the gnostics that he is sympathetic to that the earliest gnostic doctrines held that Christ was purely God and not really man the very reverse of the doctrine that serves as the linchpin of his novel s intellectual base such as it is This is a bad novel for weak or misinformed Christians but anyone familiar with history should spot the train wreck of Brown s ideas a mile offOh yes and in Brown s world Opus Dei has shadowy assassin monks in real life Opus Dei is not a monastic order there are no Opus Dei monks let alone trained assassins and the Catholic Church has been promulgating known lies as its central dogmas promotes violence throughout the world and has been retarding the progress of science and knowledge for 2 millennia Brown leaves the reader with the impression that this too is a matter of settled historical record Oh but then again it s just fiction Except when it s notIn general if you re looking for a heady thriller wrapped around Christian arcana I d recommend Umberto Eco s excellent The Name of the Rose not this dumbed down by the numbers novel Cold Case, Hot Accomplice (Men of Wolf Creek, you can find it You have to ignore very pulpy cheesy writing to enjoy this romantic thrillerIntended as a book that a dedicated reader could finish in a day or something Blackmailed Into the Greek Tycoons Bed (International Billionaires, you take to the beach and casually finish in a weekend The Da Vinci Code makes for a reasonable airline novel so much so that it is often a bit clunky in its desire to ensure that no intellectual effort on the reader s part will be reuired Here s a recurring example in this novel a bit of unfamiliar terminology say crux gemmata jeweled cross will will be explained on page N then on page N1 a character will finger his jeweled cross and explain Oh Her Husbands Christmas Bargain yes this is a crux gemmata I ve read dinner menus that were demanding on the reader My wife and I both read about a third of it in a day sharing the same copy and that s a full work day plus taking care of kids bedtime etc That s also a kind of virtue I guess it s fast and peppyAs far as history goes Dan Brown apparently thinks that most historians give credence to the hoary forgeries and frauds promoted in sensationalist best sellers like Holy Blood Holy Grail This author gets the best of both worlds simultaneously claiming that it s just fiction while introducing the novel with claims that the historical record contained within is fact That claim is ridiculous To pluck a random example he spends some time talking about the Council of Nicaea and incorrectly summarizes it as the origin of the doctrine of Christ s divinity by Constantine He ignores the Arian controversy out of which it arose which is like trying to explain the Treaty of Versailles without mentioning World War I He ignores the documented fact agreed upon even by the cheerleaders of the gnostics that he is sympathetic to that the earliest gnostic doctrines held that Christ was purely God and not really man the very reverse of the doctrine that serves as the linchpin of his novel s intellectual base such as it is This is a bad novel for weak or misinformed Christians but anyone familiar with history should spot the train wreck of Brown s ideas a mile offOh The Geography of Witchcraft yes and in Brown s world Opus Dei has shadowy assassin monks in real life Opus Dei is not a monastic order there are no Opus Dei monks let alone trained assassins and the Catholic Church has been promulgating known lies as its central dogmas promotes violence throughout the world and has been retarding the progress of science and knowledge for 2 millennia Brown leaves the reader with the impression that this too is a matter of settled historical record Oh but then again it s just fiction Except when it s notIn general if Hold On To Me you re looking for a heady thriller wrapped around Christian arcana I d recommend Umberto Eco s excellent The Name of the Rose not this dumbed down by the numbers novel

Free download Ó PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB free ¶ Dan Brown

The Priory's ancient secret and an explosive historical truth will be lost foreverTHE DA VINCI CODE heralds the arrival of a new breed of lightning paced intelligent thrillerutterly unpredictable right up to its stunning conclusionBonus disc includes Dan Brown's Oct 2005 speech Symbols secrets science scripture beyond The Da Vinci code presented at the Univ of New Hampshire and an interview with Akiva Goldsman screenwriter of The Da Vinci Code. Alternate history uchronias and indirect criticism of faith and ideology combine to one of the most successful thriller series of all times Everything was already on the table many authors had dealt with the different ideas Brown is mixing together and finding and recombining conspiracy theories isn t that complicated It s the mix of different topics that interest many people stirred together that make it entertaining for the ones who like art or thrillers for atheists and religious people for the ones interested in plot or characterization it s just difficult to find someone who would immediately say that shehe isn t interested in one of the plot vehicles It doesn t just relativizes general history but religious and political history in a way that makes it a prime example of the fact that history and holy texts are written by the winners Widening the range uestioning the status uo and making people skeptical regarding omniscience commandments and whatever is something of huge importance and Brown did than Richard Dawkins and Christopher Hitchens combined and multiplied could have done in centuries by reaching so many people and making them think about the legitimation of any kind of beliefImagine many people would start writing fanfiction like that about different religious texts expanding universes with new and alternative prophets letting the whole thing collapse into a parody of itself within yearsI tend to euate religious economic and political science texts for the simple reason that as soon as there is one truth or in hard science formulas and euations the others or even the own one must the wrong The open criticism and sarcastic to profound interpretations of all those one hit wonders are made by sophisticated young people the less power all of those charlatanries can generate in their stupid uest towards the one and only variation of reality they want to establish Blasphemy in a view spoiler Why can t JC have a daughter what s your problem dudes It s so ridiculous if any prophet would be a woman or gosh a lesbian or even a gay male prophet they would of course completely freak out even hide spoiler