Tuesday, July 29, 2008

The Da Vinci Code by Dan Brown

Robert Langdon, a Harvard professor of symbology, is in Paris to give a lecture. He's supposed to meet up with Jacques Sauniere, the curator of the Louvre, but Sauniere never shows. Later that night Robert is informed that Sauniere was murdered and left a trail of clues to unlock one of mankind's most important secrets. Teamed with French cryptologist Sophie Neveu, Robert takes on the quest, even with the French police and a rigorous Catholic cult on their tails.

This is one of my new favorite books! It was extremely well-written, and even though it was a thriller, it was actually funny at times. The plot is amazingly intricate, and the story even switches points of view to give the reader a feel of what the other characters are thinking. There is so much history and symbology, and all of it is well explained and well researched. It was fun to travel to real-life places, such as the Louvre and Westminster Abbey, and learn about the history of them. And even if you are a Christian, you should still read the book because it is fiction and the author, Dan Brown, stated that he wanted the novel to spur religious debate.

9 out of 10

1 comment:

Hillary said...

I loved this book. It was great. Angels and Demons was very good too.