The Da Vinci Code
5 journalers for this copy...
1. BookFrog, Australia
2. Girltiger, Australia
3. Twinmaker, Australia
4. kellyhp, USA
5. Tzurriz, USA
6. thescreaming, USA
7. Morgail, USA
8. ferengie, Germany
9. Dani75, Germany
10. Witchie, Portugal
11. MarianFrench, UK
12. Lijay, Northern Ireland
13. Silkina, Germany
14. Secotyne, Switzerland
15. After that, who knows? (It's a ray, not a ring).
From the back: Harvard professor Robert Langdon receives an urgent late-night phone call while on business in Paris: the elderly curator of the Louvre has been brutally murdered inside the museum. Alongside the body, police have found a series of baffling codes. As Langdon and a gifted French cryptologist begin to sort through the bizarre riddles, they are stunned to find a trail that leads to the works of Leonardo Da Vinci - and suggests the answer to a mystery that stretches deep into the vault of history.
My boyfriend is going to read this - he studied medieval history and semiotics (study of symbols) at university so I'll be interested to see what he thinks. After that, the bookray!
Later: I should make clear that the high rating is in its context as a potboiler. The book is a ripsnorter of a page turner but it's also deeply silly and sometimes the writing is awful. If you're expecting a literary book, you'll be disappointed.
Started and enjoying. For some reason I am trying to avoid the blurb to find out just what I am reading about. Is it a murder mystery? What is it? Will write more when I find out more (hrm does that mean I have to avoid the journal entries below??)
Anyway I had to start carrying it around because I wanted to read it. Being a large book I was leaving it at home but then it started coming on the train with me as I got more and more into it and more and more annoyed at the fact I had caught a fast train and my stop was here and I had to get off and stop reading just when it got exciting.
So basically yes a hunt for the answer, the book riddled with clues and mysterious and answers. A little heavy of the goddess thing for me to but still intriguing. They travel through Paris and England, the police on the tail. Can they trust the police or can they trust others around them? It twists and turns, not knowing who to listen to or trust or are all people really as they seem?
A very good read. I was going to send it out today but forgot the address to send it to while at post office. Will address envelope tonight and send out. Will have a heavy bag tomorrow.
I thought the ending was a little weak, but the story itself, yowza.
If you are looking for something that is amazingly well-written, and a joy to read, this is it!