Thursday, 10 March 2011
Book 11. The Da Vinci Code - Dan Brown
Finished 10th March 2011.
This is the first time during this challenge that I have read a book which blew me away.
When I read the back cover and the multiple pages of quotes by various editors and writers I did wonder what I was getting myself into. I was expecting The Da Vinci Code to be hard nosed, hard work and high brow. However I couldn't have been more wrong. This long book is full of twists and surprises and cliff hangers that kept me hooked all the way through and yes it was also educational !
It is the best thriller that I can remember reading and it works all the way through to the ending. The plot is quite complex and impossible to sum up in a short review like this.
Basically ( in a nutshell) the curator of the Louvre museum in Paris is found murdered and leaves behind in his wake a cryptic clue that leads to more clues and more clues ! Robert Langton, a well known historian finds himself in the middle of a cryptic conundrum that merges theology with the world of art and the holy Grail , a story that puts him in danger of his life.
Can't nitpick here.
( Note to myself.) Must read more Dan Brown.