The Da Vinci Code by Dan Brown

About the book

 While in Paris, Harvard symbologist Robert Langdon is awakened by a phone call in the dead of the night. The elderly curator of the Louvre has been murdered inside the museum, his body covered in baffling symbols. As Langdon and gifted French cryptologist Sophie Neveu sort through the bizarre riddles, they are stunned to discover a trail of clues hidden in the works of Leonardo da Vinci—clues visible for all to see and yet ingeniously disguised by the painter. Even more startling, the late curator was involved in the Priory of Sion—a secret society whose members included Sir Isaac Newton, Victor Hugo, and Da Vinci—and he guarded a breathtaking historical secret. Unless Langdon and Neveu can decipher the labyrinthine puzzle—while avoiding the faceless adversary who shadows their every move—the explosive, ancient truth will be lost forever.

Reviewed by Friends of Farnborough Reading Group:

 Most people thought it was quite a page turner but, but no character development and not well written. We didn’t think it was well written.

Star rating: **

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2 thoughts on “The Da Vinci Code by Dan Brown”

  1. Review by North Baddesley WI Reading Group:
    Difficult to give a star rating as some members thought it was dreadful and not worth reading (had they listened too much to ‘so called’ experts?) Several of us, myself included, thought it was a good adventure – detective type story. Easy to read and sometimes a bit far fetched but as long as one took it as fiction and not fact it was all right. Ending perhaps not as clear cut and exciting as we hoped.
    Star rating: undecided

  2. Review by Monksbrook U3A Reading Group:
    Everyone enjoyed the book, one though it somewhat confusing. Very well constructed and researched. two could not put it down! A good read.
    Star rating: ***

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