The Da Vinci Code

OK, so I finally gave in and bought “the #1 worldwide bestseller, now a major motion picture,” Dan Brown’s The Da Vinci Code

What did I think? Well, I bought it, and I stayed up very late one night to finish it. So by the standards of the book publishing industry, it was a great success.

And I did enjoy it. But when I read “A dark stubble was shrouding his strong jaw and dimpled chin” on page 8, I thought I was in danger of embarking on a romance novel. And there continued to be moments of purple prose. But not to fear! The moments of turgid, faux-academic exposition more than compensated.

Not an unqualified success, but on the whole a good yarn.

2 Replies to “The Da Vinci Code”

  1. Yeah, I enjoyed it, but I don’t see what all the fuss is about. It actually is almost a rehash of “Angels and Demons”, his previous book.

  2. I quite agree with Brian: it is a nice book allright, but I would not read any other by Dan Brown. There is so much more to read that is a lot better.

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