Today, I'll be discussing my thoughts on the most popular novel of 2003, The Da Vinci Code.
The Da Vinci Code by Dan Brown
While in Paris, Harvard professor Robert Langdon is awakened by a phone call. The curator of the Louvre has been murdered inside the museum, his body found covered in ancient symbols.
Even more startling, the victim was involved in the Priory of Sion: a secret society whose members included Sir Isaac Newton and Da Vinci. It seems the curator was guarding a long-held secret.
As Langdon and cryptologist Sophie Neveu sort through strange riddles, they are shocked to discover a trail of clues hidden in the works of Leonardo da Vinci—clues visible for all to see and yet cleverly disguised by the painter. Unless Langdon and Neveu can decipher the puzzle, this explosive, ancient truth will be lost forever.
Guess who finally joined the Dan Brown fan club...
After years of debating whether to read The Da Vinci Code, my mom surprised me with a copy she found at a local, second-hand bookstore... I picked it up a couple of weeks later.
In all honesty, I went into The Da Vinci Code with a bit of doubt. Although I'd heard dozens of great reviews, I wondered whether the story would capture my interest.
After only a couple of pages, I knew I had nothing to worry about. The Da Vinci Code is one of the most fascinating and captivating novels I've read so far.
While Brown's writing style is quite wonderful, his storyline and character development are what make The Da Vinci Code a 5-star read.
The characters featured in this novel, such as Robert Langford; Sophie Neveu; and even Jacques Saunière; are complex and fascinating. Despite being a part of a superb narrative, these characters bring the story to life, their authenticity makes the story feel real and genuine.
However, the best element of The Da Vinci Code is the storyline itself. Brown manages to develop a multi-dimensional plot based on factual events and people. That, in itself, is what makes this novel astounding.
This book has everything a reader could want. If you enjoy mysteries, treasure hunts, puzzles, art, history, and are open to alternative theories & concepts regarding the Catholic religion/church, pick up a copy of The Da Vinci Code.
Have you read this novel? Share what you thought in the comments.