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The DaVinci Code by Dan Brown

The DaVinci Code (original 2003; edition 2003)

by Dan Brown

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Title:The DaVinci Code
Authors:Dan Brown
Info:Doubleday (2003), Hardcover
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The Da Vinci Code by Dan Brown (2003)

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As primeiras 30 ou 40 páginas envolvem o leitor e incentivam-no a ler o thriller na íntegra. Mas o meio e o fim não impressionam muito, apesar da facilidade de leitura. Quem é calejado no gênero espera mais, sobretudo diante do clamor que este livro despertou em todo o mundo. Em compensação, o filme foi muito pior. ( )
1 vote jgcorrea | Apr 24, 2015 |
Dan Brown's acclaimed book The Da Vinci Code is a captivating read full of twists, and an entirely unexpected ending. The plot begins with the death of a museum curator, whose corpse yields clues all linking to the famous Renaissance inventor and painter Leonardo Da Vinci. The investigations of the main characters Professor Langdon and Sophie Neveu take them on a whirlwind discovery of hidden messages and cryptic signs in the artist's work, all to do with shocking revelations of the Bible, matters of history and religion. They piece together the pieces of the puzzle that span over centuries from the paintbrush of the history's most beloved artist, unearthing the cause of the curator's death and the secrets of how religion has become what it is today. Intertwined with the taboos of society of today, the tale never faltered from being believable. Delving on matters of the writing of the Bible, and cleverly eluding and explaining to the possibility of the existence of the progeny of Christ, there is much to spark a curious thought of what life seems and what it really is today. Dan Brown does masterful and captivating storytelling, teasing the imagination and tempting curiosity as he ingeniously unfurls an intricately and beautifully woven story. ( )
  v_allery | Apr 19, 2015 |
A stereotypical scavenger hunt style mystery. It isn't particularly any better or worse than any other mainstream mysteries, but it has built a cult of fame based on the enlightenment it claims to offer readers. Sadly, for the more gullible, regardless of the author's vociferous objections, the vast majority of testimonial in this novel has been time and again proven incorrect by laymen, experts, atheists, and religious alike.

The ending is the most uninspired (and predictable, the book itself tells you the ending several times and then discounts it is as not possible or simply ludicrous) I've ever seen (it jumps the shark worse than any I've seen in any book).

The revelation of the true bad guy is completely nonsensical to anyone who bothers to actually think for half a second and serves only to set the scene for one of the most cliche villain monologues I've ever had the "pleasure" of reading. ( )
  benuathanasia | Mar 31, 2015 |
Dan Brown's second novel for the historian/symbologist Robert Langdon is an excellent romp through some of the storied secrets of History, the Catholic Church's legend and cryptology. While some of the puzzles contained within the story are somewhat simplistic in nature, its a showcase of how even the simplest form of hidden meaning can provided the greatest measure of secrecy. The book does read somewhat different from the movie - and in many ways that makes the story even more enjoyable here in the written form. While the pacing of the book is breakneck in speed - I had great difficulty setting this down, once the story got into motion - its the chapters of a single page, two page and three page lengths that are somewhat off-putting. However, this is a minor issue and I found myself truly enjoying the story. Very good book indeed. ( )
1 vote TommyElf | Mar 14, 2015 |
I really liked this book. I could not stop reading it. This is a rare thing for me. Very rarely do I find a book that is so engrossing that I literally can not put it down. This book did it. I took it with me everywhere and just kept reading it until I was finished. Then, I was like mind blown.

I'm very familiar with the bible and such, so the themes and ideas in this book really hit home. Not that I care that Jesus banged hookers. I mean, so what? Everyone bangs hookers once in a while, right? What's the big fucking deal?

But it was still like, damn. Christians gonna freak out about this shit. Which got me to giggle every few chapters. Yea, take that you stupid christian cunts. Jesus was a dirty ass sinner just like the rest of us. Deal with it.

So, yea. Loved this book. I highly recommend it to christians, just because I love hearing them freak the fuck out. I'm fucked in the head like that. ( )
  gecizzle | Mar 5, 2015 |
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Brown's writing is not just bad; it is staggeringly, clumsily, thoughtlessly, almost ingeniously bad. In some passages scarcely a word or phrase seems to have been carefully selected or compared with alternatives
Whenever I read a 454 page book in one sitting, it's probably a safe bet for me to think that other people will like the book. Not that my criteria for excellence necessarily matches that of the literary masses -- but the words "breakout thriller" certainly apply here. Dan Brown's The Da Vinci Code is going to make publishing history. Trust me. There are already tables at the local Barnes & Nobles featuring books about the Freemasons, biographies of Leonardo Da Vinci, guidebooks to the Louvre and Renaissance art, all centered around Brown's book. And the book has been out less than two weeks.
The word for ''The Da Vinci Code'' is a rare invertible palindrome. Rotated 180 degrees on a horizontal axis so that it is upside down, it denotes the maternal essence that is sometimes linked to the sport of soccer. Read right side up, it concisely conveys the kind of extreme enthusiasm with which this riddle-filled, code-breaking, exhilaratingly brainy thriller can be recommended.

That word is wow.
The story occasionally strains credibility early on. How could a dying man, one wonders, have time to write out intricate mind puzzles even if as Sophie explains, her grandfather "entertained himself as a young man by creating anagrams of famous works of art." Fortunately, Brown's pacing doesn't leave too much time for questions. From the explosive start to the explosive finish, The Da Vinci Code is one satisfying thriller. I see movie rights being sold already. Pick this one up on a long flight home and you'll never know where the time went.
Den Braun u svom trileru Da Vinčijev kod, kreativno kombinuje mnogobrojne istorijske reference (Da Vinči, Templari, sveti Graal) sa fikcijom. Protagonista romana je, kao i u prethodnom bestseleru Anđeli i demoni harvardski profesor Robert Lengdon . Kada pariska policija otkrije njegovo ime sakriveno u šifrovanoj poruci pronađenoj pored tela ubijenog kustosa Luvra, on postaje njihov glavni osumnjičeni za brutalno ubistvo. Jedina osoba koja veruje u njegovu nevinost je francuski kriptolog, Sofi Nevu, koja mu pomaže da pobegne. Bežeći od policije pokušavaju da dešifruju misterioznu poruku i dolaze do zapanjujućeg zaključka. Ključ za rešenje je sakriven u Da Vinčijevim delima, svima vidljiv, istovremeno dobro sakriven. Put im se ukršta sa vekovima starim tajnim društvom, čiji je član bio pokojni kustos, ali i Da Vinči, Isak Njutn, Botičeli, Igo, kao i sa kontroverznim ogrankom Katoličke crkve. Ukoliko Robert i Sofi ne uspeju da dešifruju kod na vreme, drevna tajna, kao i velika istorijska istina, biće zauvek izgubljena.
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Robert Langdon awoke slowly.
Sophie: "I thought Constantine was a Christian"
Bezu: "Did you approve?" (about the Louvre Pyramid)

Robert: "Yes, your pyramid is magnificent."

Bezu: (grunt) "A scar on the face of Paris."
Robert: "We're on a Grail quest, Sophie. Who better to help us than a knight?" (about Leigh)
Leigh: "Those who seek the truth are more than friends. They are brothers."
A cryptex works much like a bicycle's combination lock ... any information to be inserted is written on a papyrus scroll ... rolled around a delicate glass vial of liquid ... vinegar ... If someone attempted to force open the cryptex, the glass vial would break, and the vinegar would quickly dissolve the papyrus. By the time anyone extracted the secret message, it would be a glob of meaningless pulp.
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A murder in the silent after-hours halls of the Louvre museum reveals a sinister plot to uncover a secret that has been protected by a clandestine society since the days of Christ. The victim is a high-ranking agent of this ancient society who, in the moments before his death, manages to leave gruesome clues at the scene that only his granddaughter, noted cryptographer Sophie Neveu, and Robert Langdon, a famed symbologist, can untangle.

The duo become both suspects and detectives searching not only for Neveu's grandfather's murderer, but also the stunning secret of the ages he was charged to protect. Mere steps ahead of the authorities and the deadly competition, the mystery leads Neveu and Langdon on a breathless flight through France, England and history itself.
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With The Da Vinci Code, Dan Brown masterfully concocts an intelligent and lucid thriller that marries the gusto of an international murder mystery with a collection of fascinating esoteria culled from 2,000 years of Western history.

A murder in the silent after-hour halls of the Louvre museum reveals a sinister plot to uncover a secret that has been protected by a clandestine society since the days of Christ. The victim is a high-ranking agent of this ancient society who, in the moments before his death, manages to leave gruesome clues at the scene that only his granddaughter, noted cryptographer Sophie Neveu, and Robert Langdon, a famed symbologist, can untangle. The duo become both suspects and detectives searching for not only Neveu's grandfather's murderer but also the stunning secret of the ages he was charged to protect. Mere steps ahead of the authorities and the deadly competition, the mystery leads Neveu and Langdon on a breathless flight through France, England, and history itself. Brown (Angels and Demons) has created a page-turning thriller that also provides an amazing interpretation of Western history. Brown's hero and heroine embark on a lofty and intriguing exploration of some of Western culture's greatest mysteries--from the nature of the Mona Lisa's smile to the secret of the Holy Grail. Though some will quibble with the veracity of Brown's conjectures, therein lies the fun. The Da Vinci Code is an enthralling read that provides rich food for thought. --Jeremy Pugh

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The secret Catholic organization known as Opus Dei has struck. The elderly curator of the Louvre has been found dead inside the museum, surrounded by eldritch ciphers in invisible ink. It is up to Harvard semiotician Robert Langdon and his French cryptologist partner Sophie Neveu to decode the cipers, and get to the bottom of an ever-widening mystery. They discover that the late curator was the gatekeeper of the "Priory of Sion", a secret society whose members included Leonardo da Vinci, and that he sacrificed his life to protect a vastly important ancient religious relic from Opus Dei. If Langdon and Neveu do not deciper the clues in time, Opus Dei will get its hands on the relic, and havoc will be wrought.… (more)

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