The Da Vinci Code

The Da Vinci Code

A Novel

Book - 2003
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Dec 08, 2020

This book was a fictional adventure book regarding the Holy Grail. Throughout the book, there is a lot of adventure which includes the main character named Robert Langdon getting chased by the police. I also loved how the book was told from several different points of view of characters that were in the story. Also, it was interesting that the rituals in the book were actually done in the past. The chase to figure out the clues and uncover the Holy Grail was very intense and suspenseful as it was confusing as to who would get to the Holy Grail first. I loved this book and it taught me that you can never know what to expect as Robert learned in this book. However, I would recommend this book to only people over the age of 13 as it contains several inappropriate references.

👨‍🎨 Leonardo's name was just Leonardo, he didn't have any last name. He was called Leonardo da Vinci because he was from the town of Vinci, like you might say Joe from New York to distinguish him from Joe from Boston. So referring to the "da Vinci code" doesn't make much sense.
I've noticed there are people who think Christ was Jesus' last name, and his parents were, I guess, Mr. & Mrs. Joseph & Mary Christ. Like Leonardo, Jesus had only the one name. Christ was a title he was known by. He was, like Leonardo, also known by where he was from, as Jesus of Nazareth.

Aug 19, 2020

The narrative twists and turns are lifted from Angels and Demons, but still an entertaining read.

Jun 03, 2020

This is one of my all-time favourite books. I read The Da Vinci Code for the first time maybe 3 years ago, after a friend from school recommended it, and to this day it has been the best book recommendation I have ever gotten. Dan Brown does an amazing job of creating this historical but captivating thriller as he includes a lot of real facts to give it that authenticity many other authors lack. Adding in secret societies, secrets that have been lost for centuries, and never knowing who to trust makes for a suspenseful and fun read. This is the perfect book if you are new to thrilling/intense action books, as it is a very generally appealing book! Don’t let that stop you though if you are already an action fan, you will also love this book! 5/5 stars
@LucindatheGreen of the Hamilton Public Library's Teen Review Board

Aug 15, 2019

Everybody had to read it, but I thought the writing was very poor and the story contrived, whatever you might think of the theology involved.

Mar 29, 2019

The Da Vinci Code is the second installment of the Robert Langdon series and I must say, I enjoyed this more than its predecessor 'Angels & Demons', (although that was also a great read!). If you love twists and turns in every chapter and you're open minded when it comes to the 'power struggle' between science and religion, this should be the next book you read.

Are you looking for prose when it comes to writing? Dan Brown isn't your man.

Are you looking for deep and meaningful character development? Dan Brown isn't your man.

Are you looking for a thoroughly well researched page-turning thriller that may change the way you think about everything you've been told about religion growing up? Dan Brown is definitely your man.

Now stop reading this and start reading The Da Vinci Code

*Places a Hold on 'The Lost Symbol'*

Feb 27, 2019

Easily one of the greatest books of this generation. Brown is masterful at weaving together history and suspense in order to create a thrilling and intense book while still being able to tie everything together underneath the fabric of the historical premise. The plot is meticulously crafted, creative, and is sure to keep you enchanted. Overall, The Da Vinci Code is an amazing book and I would recommend it to anyone.

Aug 25, 2018

Thrilling and complex.

Jul 12, 2018

Refreshing mystery suspense novel that has numerous plot twists along the way. The main characters have French police & killers on their trail, and they must figure out the meaning of a secret code (of complexity & criticism) before they are caught.

May 12, 2018

The Da Vinci Code was a compelling story involving a good mystery. A bit slow in parts but overall fantastic book. Great Work Mr.Brown

Dec 12, 2017

This is a detective story with many layers. Just when you think you've figured things out, you get some new information. I definitely recommend it.

Nov 21, 2017

Read this a number of years ago. Of course it was an astounding story - filled with intrigue, suspense a hint of the Supernatural just to give it come-on to the 'younger' folks out there (who still read).

Jul 05, 2017

I read this a while ago and didn't seem too into it then, but I might give it a reread. When a mystery is laid out in front of two young adults involving a murder of someone they both know, an investigation breaks out as they team up to break his mysterious trail to seek an object. A great classic, the plot digs itself deeper into more and more spirals that may or may not confuse readers if they aren't fully paying attention. Things aren't always what they seem, and sometimes what may seem to be is just scratching the surface of an even larger clue. I particularly liked the part with the "cryptic font" because I read about DaVinci somewhere and noted that his way of writing was, well, unique. So in a way, I solved that part pretty quickly. 4/5 stars
- @Siri of the Teen Review Board of the Hamilton Public Library

Having never read the Da Vinci Code by Dan Brown, I wasn't expecting much from the movie with the same name. I was surprised by how much I truly enjoyed the movie, though. The movie itself being based on the theory of Jesus Christ's living descendants walking the earth without even knowing about them, and being the 'holy grail' that went missing all those years ago. It tested many theories out, including Da Vinci theories, Catholic and Christianity theories, from believable to stretching the limits types of theories. At times the movie was confusing, especially towards the beginning scene with the murder, and then towards the end with the race against Tom Hanks' character. On the topic of Tom Hanks, I truly don't consider it one of his best works, as I found him to be really monotone and actually boring to watch at times. The movie was exciting in multiple ways as it kept you on your toes while Hanks' character Robert tried to decipher all the information he had got, while obliviously leading Sophie to her final destination on their journey. The mystery was really the only reason to watch the movie, as it kept you interested to find out what was going on. Overall, I found the theories could have been better organized and explained, but it was an interesting movie and I would recommend! I'd love to read the book as well, and would suggest doing the same. 3.5/5 Stars.
- @NemoReads of the Teen Review Board at the Hamilton Public Library

The Da Vinci Code is an amazing adventure and historical fiction book that was a fun and enticing read! There are elements of mystery which I always enjoy. This book is great for anyone with an interest in conspiracies surrounding the early Catholic church; of course this is a fiction novel, but I find it quite interesting. I found it so hard to put down! I definitely think that this book could not be any better, the balance between action, historical fiction, conspiracy, and mystery is perfect! The author wrote The Da Vinci Code with such effort and used words that will captivate you. This book has constant action and is exhilarating from start to finish! Overall, this is a written masterpiece and a must-read! 5/5. @peraltiago4ever of the Hamilton Public Library Teen Review Board

Jan 03, 2017

This book was great! It is incredibly admirable that the author would publish a copy that is targeted to a teen audience. This was a page-turner, the suspense, the character development and all the plot twists!

ArapahoeKati Oct 07, 2016

I love art, conspiracy theories, and a smart man in Harris Tweed, so this is one of my guilty-pleasure-because-it's-fun-to-read books.

This book is easily one of my favourites, it is full of suspence and historical comments. The plot is facinating and every time I read, I feel like I need to read more.

Mar 22, 2016

It's very interesting, still so full of flaws. it's ok

Dec 05, 2015

Harvard symbolism professor, Robert Langdon, finds himself caught one night in an adventure and trying to solve a 2 millennia old mystery. When a very wealthy socialite, Jacques Sauniere, gets murdered, the first clue he leaves points directly to Robert. Then, his granddaughter, Sophie helps Robert escape from the French Police, and together, they spend the night searching for Sauniere’s real murderer and trying to reach the 2 millennia old secret before it falls into the wrong hands, all while avoiding the police. Sophie also learns about the true history of her family and grandfather, who she cut off ties to a decade ago.
This story is one of the best mystery books I’ve ever read. The author, Dan Brown, has an extremely clever way of using historical facts and combining it with his touch of fiction interpretations in order to create a very intriguing and well-planned plot. It is a conspiracy theorist’s heaven. The more the story unravels itself, the more exciting it gets. The book is also very informative, especially about some ancient civilizations, and it shows different sides to alternate histories and different cultures. Another bonus is that the writing style and language of this book is beautifully composed together.
Another aspect I really enjoyed is the protagonists. Robert and Sophie are both extremely knowledgeable and intelligent, but they are characters that anyone can connect to. So I had a lot of fun reading about them skillfully break codes and solve mysteries.
Therefore, I think The Da Vinci Code would be an inspiring and adventurous read for anyone.

britprincess1ajax Nov 08, 2015

I read THE DA VINCI CODE in eighth grade and found it very enjoyable, but I am not sure if I would find it as compelling now.

Sep 12, 2015

BEST BOOK EVER. Hands down.

This is ignoring the whole research stuff that Dan Brown kinda skimped on.

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Aug 17, 2015

Not the best written, not the most historically accurate, but if you can kind of just let go of these things its a pretty damn entertaning read.

Jul 29, 2015

I loved this book! I learned so much from it and I found myself turning pages feverishly. I love Langdon and Sophie; will definitely look for more of Brown's books in the future.

navy_rat_9 Jun 28, 2015

This book is really good! It's thrilling, suspenseful, and funny at the same time but after all this is a piece of fiction so don't think all of the information in this story are true. Otherwise, great book!

May 27, 2015

The Da Vinci Code is a thrilling and complex novel that incorporates the mysterious history of the Catholic Church as well as cryptic and intriguing symbology. Suddenly, Robert Langdon finds himself immersed in an ancient rivalry between the Priory of Sion and Opus Dei along with his new found companion, Sophie Neveu. When Langdon receives a call from the Louvre museum in Paris, telling him that a man by the name of Jaques Sauniere has been killed, Robert must uncover the inexplicable death of a man he once hoped to meet. Upon meeting Sophie however, Langdon discovers that he is a suspect for the murder. Now, he must solve the mysterious death and prove his innocence. Through exciting plot-twists and riveting action, Dan Brown weaves an impressive story that will capture the reader's attention and have them hanging on every word until the very last page. Although some events in the novel were predictable, it was still a very good read and exhibits interesting details about history and the meanings of obscure terms and symbols. The title, 'The Da Vinci Code' is also very fitting as it reveals the nature of the novel in only a few words. The novel was extremely entertaining to read and is recommended to anyone who enjoys fast-paced action and cryptic enigmas.

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