The Da Vinci Code

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The Da Vinci Code

Post by slimshady » 14-11-2005 11:10

The Da Vinci Code by Dan Brown

I've just finished reading this novel and i must say it's simply marvelous! Being one addictive story with much much interesting information, it also is based on code breaking, deciphering, riddles, annagrams.. and a lot of thinking. So it actually looks like one long and very hard Notpron level!!

So i just thought recommending it to every notpronner with the guarantee that you'll really enjoy reading it!!

:p


did anyone read it by the way?




PS: no this is no commercial advertisement, i swear.
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Post by jooly » 14-11-2005 11:12

Shame the man couldn't write his way out of a paper bag. I tried reading some, but I just felt so embarassed for the man I had to put it down.

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Post by slimshady » 14-11-2005 11:16

huh? what paper bag?..

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Post by Sam_Atoms » 14-11-2005 12:05

What do you mean? I read this book about a year ago and it's wicked good.

I will admit that the prologue is so graphic that it almost induces fainting, but those with a reasonable amount of strength can get past it.
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Post by aic2276 » 14-11-2005 12:25

The book before that, is Angels and Demons. Extremely good. The 2 are part of a 3 part series. don't remember the title to the third though.

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Post by jooly » 14-11-2005 12:39

I don't mean graphic - just very poorly written. Each to his own, though :)

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Post by jooly » 14-11-2005 14:05

Oh, I've never been on this page before.

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Post by xiller8r » 14-11-2005 16:50

Excellent story, very badly written. Definitely not a literary masterpiece but a pageturner none the less.

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Post by NoSexualFreak » 14-11-2005 17:22

i dont read books =[

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Post by slimshady » 14-11-2005 17:37

yeah i agree that it's not really well written .. sophie's character for example seems very obscure for me ..

would love to know if DavidM did read it or not..

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Post by DavidM » 14-11-2005 18:40

nope
only been reading Terry Pratchett's Discworld books mostly so far, and since it takes me up to 2 months to read a book I can't just read one incidentially (not because I read slow, but not often :D)

Susi read Illuminati which is also by that guy, isn't it? She loved it. I bet the guy who translates it to German adds writing quality to it, because she didn't complain about that at all....
I'll ask...

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Post by xiller8r » 14-11-2005 20:18

He wrote angels and demons, which is based on the illuminati, whether the name of the book got changed during translation I dunno, happens sometimes.

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Post by Eka » 14-11-2005 20:35

Jooly is incredibly right, some of the novel may arouse interesting ideas but on the whole it is poorly written.

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Post by Messy » 14-11-2005 21:22

xiller8r wrote: Definitely not a literary masterpiece.


..Almost the exact reply I had in my mind as soon as I saw the thread title ;)

I might get around to reading it some time, but the pieces I've read..gah, poorly written indeed :)

The dutch translation seems a bit better, but I still didn't like it :D maybe I'm biased because I saw the english original first.

Translations are inferiour anyway..pf.

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Post by Faldion » 15-11-2005 16:26

DavidM wrote: Terry Pratchett's Discworld books


We have something in common \o/
I have read the Da Vinci Code, and like the ones before me have said, I liked the story but it really wasn't too well written...

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