Hey there, fellow maniac!
Welcome to the second book in the “Dan Brown Marathon”. I hope you liked the first book. If you haven’t read that yet, check out my review on the first book before you read this one.
Okay, enough of all the self-promo. Hehe.
We’ve got Dan Brown’s “The Da Vinci Code” to read. Just another fiction thriller novel. Just another? I might want to take those words back.
Our protagonist, Robert Langdon, is approached by the authorities in the middle of the night, and is told that the museum curator at Louvre (Paris), Jacques Saunière, has been shot dead and the body was found at the foot of the Mona Lisa. The body is oddly placed in. The curator leaves behind a cryptic message minutes before his death, and as we know, decoding it was Langdon’s area of expertise.
But wait-why would a curator be murdered so brutally?
Seems like Saunière was pretty gritty about saving something from going into bad hands. Sophie Neveu, a lovely French police cryptologist and also the estranged granddaughter of Saunière, joins Langdon in the journey. She secretly gives all the facts and inputs that she knows to Langdon. The duo set out from France to England, come across groups such as the legendary Priory of Sion, a nearly 1,000-year-old secret society, and the Catholic organization Opus Dei.
Allow me to hit you up with another new term- The Holy Grail. For those of you who don’t know what the Holy Grail is, it is believed that it is the cup that Jesus Christ drank from at the Last Supper and that Joseph of Arimathea used to collect Jesus’s blood at his crucifixion.
Now why I mentioned that here would be your job to find- so go and read the book now! Will the duo solve the case? Why was Saunière murdered? Why are you still here reading this? Go and grab “The Da Vinci Code” to find answers!
Highlights of the book:
Well, this is undoubtedly another well researched book from Dan Brown. The thriller has all the bits to build curiosity and doubt. The historic references and the facts about Christianity are formulated all throughout.
However, as always, there were controversies about the facts. The book might seem like just another Church conspiracy. But the story is overall a blend of conspiracy, clues hidden in art works, religion and history.
The book was predictable to a large extent. But the book deserves a lot of appreciation for the amount of research involved in the process.
The movie was okay-ish in my opinion.
Quote that I liked:
“Life is filled with secrets. You can’t learn them all at once.”DAN BROWN, THE DA VINCI CODE.
It is one page at a time, one day at a time, for a lifetime,
Stories that are yet to be told, and secrets that you have to unfold.
Favourite character: For a change, I would love to hear from you. If you have already read the book, please comment and let me know.
Overall opinion: Wouldn’t hurt to read once. A thriller with a little lack of thrill. I give it a 3.7.
Keep the marathon going!
Until my next review, ciao!