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The Da Vinci Code
by Dan Brown | Mystery & Thrillers
Registered by thomas77 of Ingenbohl, Schwyz Switzerland on 4/13/2005
Average 7 star rating by BookCrossing Members 

status (set by bcsupportteam): to be read


6 journalers for this copy...

Journal Entry 1 by thomas77 from Ingenbohl, Schwyz Switzerland on Wednesday, April 13, 2005

7 out of 10

Nice book, but not sure if it deserves the hype 


Journal Entry 2 by Potat1556 from Oberweningen, Zürich Switzerland on Thursday, April 14, 2005

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From the Meetup at Cafe Gloria today. Another book I have been searching for, for a long time. 


Journal Entry 3 by Potat1556 from Oberweningen, Zürich Switzerland on Tuesday, January 10, 2006

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Just finished reading the book last night in time for the Meetup tonight. I enjoyed the book very much. It was an interesting version of the truth of the Grail and all Biblical, Catholic references were very intriguing.
 


Journal Entry 4 by Potat1556 at Café Gloria (OBCZ) in Zürich, Zürich Switzerland on Tuesday, January 10, 2006

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Released 11 yrs ago (1/10/2006 UTC) at Café Gloria (OBCZ) in Zürich, Zürich Switzerland

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Bringing this lovely book to the Meetup tonight. 


Journal Entry 5 by Mountainflower from Winterthur, Zürich Switzerland on Wednesday, January 11, 2006

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Everyone talked about this book so I guess I have to read it as well... I brought it home from the MeetUp last night. (My first MeetUp, and a pleasant one. I'm looking forward to next time.) 


Journal Entry 6 by Mountainflower from Winterthur, Zürich Switzerland on Thursday, March 16, 2006

10 out of 10

The more I read the more the book became one of my favourites! I love it, it's just great! All the riddles and mysteries and the thrilling stile of Dan Brown... Great!

I'll leave the status TBR for some more time because I want to reread some passages. After knowing the positions of all characters, I want to look at their conversations and actions again and see if they changed their meaning. 


Journal Entry 7 by Mountainflower at Restaurant Ey in Zürich, Zürich Switzerland on Thursday, April 13, 2006

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Released 11 yrs ago (4/13/2006 UTC) at Restaurant Ey in Zürich, Zürich Switzerland

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I took it to our special Easter-MeetUp to see, if someone wants to take it. As it was taken I now officially have to make a release note (otherwise I would have taken it back with me). 


Journal Entry 8 by spy-there from Zürich, Zürich Switzerland on Monday, May 08, 2006

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Because everyone talks about this book (Dan Brown's impeachment of plagiarism) and because there was nothing else worthy I did pocket it. I hope that I'll not be disappointed <_<

Uh, I also apologize, I didn't post my booty immediately and let the book float in unknown state. I got it already at Easter. 


Journal Entry 9 by spy-there from Zürich, Zürich Switzerland on Monday, May 08, 2006

5 out of 10

This is holy crap, indeed. But what else do you expect from an American penny-a-liner whose noblest attempt is to produce bestsellers?
Nothing against the idea behind the whole thing. The story is a downright fiction though, looting old and well known conspiracy theories and „secret unveilings". Thus the outcry about a "sacrilegious book" was merely ridicule. But Brown made one of the most repeated mistakes in American thriller writing: Focussing on a riveting storyline he forgot his characters. All his personalities - Langdon, Neveu, Teabing, Vernet - act sometimes in very odd and illogical ways; thus rather appearing as dullish dummies than as real people.
One example: Langdon was supposed to have an appointment with Saunière, the famous curator of the Louvre, but Saunière didn’t show up. Eventually (it was 22.30) Langdon went back to his hotel and slept soon. In the middle of the night he got a call from the concierge announcing a late but important visitor. What would be now everybody's first thought? It must be Saunière who was unable to come earlier but is eager to meet Langdon now. But no - this obvious explanation doesn’t enter Langdon's head. Why not? Is he a lobotomized pumpkin?

Brown has high skills in creating much ado about nothing. Anticipating that in Europe the „blasphemy“-matter would be far less striking, he needed a new scandal to stay in talk and in the papers. I bet he paid Michael Baigent und Richard Leigh for impeaching him of copyright-infringement ^_^ It would be interesting to read their book „Holy Blood, Holy Grail“ too, to see the whole extent of Brown’s lack of fantasy.
Well, „The da Vinci Code“ is surely overrated - but a book to devour if you like the mediocrity of the average American speed-writing .
 


Journal Entry 10 by spy-there at Café Gloria (OBCZ) in Zürich, Zürich Switzerland on Thursday, October 12, 2006

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Released 10 yrs ago (10/12/2006 UTC) at Café Gloria (OBCZ) in Zürich, Zürich Switzerland

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Came to the meet-up and stayed in the bookshelf (in spite of its attractive wrapping, boo whoo) ;_; 


Journal Entry 11 by XTaran from Zürich, Zürich Switzerland on Saturday, December 30, 2006

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Found the book on the morning after the BarCampZurich (http://barcamp.ch/BarCampZurich) at Café Gloria, Josefstrasse. Since I saw the movie and liked the story idea (and also heard about Dan Brown's impeachment of plagiarism) so I thought that would be a good chance to read something which I already had heard of. I'm quite curious, if it's true what most people say: "The movie was bad, the book's much better."

So it's now laying on my to-be-read stack since 29th of October 2006 and currently quite near its top. But it will probably take a while to read it, since I'm often only reading during commuting.

I'm also already thinking about where to put the book afterwards: Back to Café Gloria or giving it to some book devouring friend (which would mean travelling away from Zurich and Switzerland for the book :-) or to one of the coworkers, with whom I saw the movie. We'll see...

Ah, and btw: Heard of BookCrossing already years ago, but this was the first BookCrossing book I got my hands on (except a bookcrossing sticker without book on the sidewalk in front of my flat), so I just registered today. :-) 


Journal Entry 12 by wingbcsupportteamwing from Sandpoint, Idaho USA on Thursday, December 20, 2007

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XTaran (and other readers)--

Got this link to make a journal entry directly from your blog. Remove the link and put this one in its place and your journal spam should stop. :)

http://www.bookcrossing.com/journal/2701847

I will remove the fake entries from the mischief makers(as you tell me the book is still with you). A lesson in why we advise never to post full BCIDs on the internet. :) 


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