The Da Vinci Code

This novel is by far, the best novel I’ve ever read. And now, it’s going to be a movie, which is going to be even better! I can’t wait to see it when it comes out in May 2006.

I’m sure that most of you have heard about The Da Vinci Code, unless you’ve been living under a rock for the pass couple years. This book has stirred up quite a few controversies. Lots of authors have profited by attacking the book and claiming that the theories in the book are false. It doesn’t take a rocket scientist to know that, I mean, come on, it’s a novel, you can’t take the context seriously, it is fiction. If you want to say that this book is full of it, you might as well attack the story of the three little pigs. There’s nothing true about that. Have you ever seen three little piggies building a house. Heck, I can’t even do that. If I was to build a house, it’d be out of cardboard. But these piggies are building them out of straw and bricks and whatever the other material is.

For anyone who hasn’t read the book yet, you’re missing out. I was never into reading until I found this book. Once I picked it up, I couldn’t put it down. I was hook. After The Da Vinci Code, I went out and bought other books written by Dan Brown. And to tell you the truth, his other books were quite good as well. I have a collection of all of Dan Brown’s novel. If he writes any more books, I’ll be sure to grab that off the shelf too.

The Da Vinci Code tells a story about the hidden messages placed inside Leonardo da Vinci’s paintings. The most famous painting of all time, The Mona Lisa, is believed to have a hidden meaning in it. Scholars have been trying to figure out the emotion of Mona Lisa, at the time of the painting. She has this smile on her face but there’s something suspicious about it. Recently, scientists from the University of Amsterdam created a computer program to figure out what Mona Lisa was feeling. They concluded that Mona Lisa was “83 percent happy, 9 percent disgusted, 6 percent fearful and 2 percent angry.”

Another theory that others are saying is that the Mona Lisa is actually a self portrait of da Vinci himself. If you take his picture and place it on top of the Mona Lisa painting, you can fade in one picture and fade out the others and you’ll see the similarities in the facial structures. Try googling it if you want to see the animation of the two images.

The novel isn’t just about the hidden meanings of da Vinci’s work. It also talks about a secret society and a wars that’s been going on between the scientists and the church. Brown makes these stories seem very realistic. I would definitely recommend this book and I highly suggest you go out and grab a copy. I’d lend you my copy but lately, people haven’t been returning items they’ve borrowed from me.

2 replies on “The Da Vinci Code”

  1. Honestly, the book was interesting, but “the best book”. The ending was disappointing and the writing quality was left much to be desired.

  2. I consider this book the best book I’ve read because my bookshelf isn’t all that big. Out of all the books in my collection, this is the one that kept me interested the most. I don’t know much about how to judge the quality of writing so I can’t comment on that. I think that if a book can keep you interested, then it’s a good book but I guess that it’s all a matter of opinion.

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