With The Da Vinci Code, Dan Brown masterfully concocts an intelligent and lucid thriller that marries the gusto of an international murder mystery with a collection of fascinating esoteria culled from 2,000 years of Western history.
A murder in the silent after-hour halls of the Louvre museum reveals a sinister plot to uncover a secret that has been protected by a clandestine society since the days of Christ. The victim is a high-ranking agent of this ancient society who, in the moments before his death, manages to leave gruesome clues at the scene that only his granddaughter, noted cryptographer Sophie Neveu, and Robert Langdon, a famed symbologist, can untangle. The duo become both suspects and detectives searching for not only Neveu's grandfather's murderer but also the stunning secret of the ages he was charged to protect. Mere steps ahead of the authorities and the deadly competition, the mystery leads Neveu and Langdon on a breathless flight through France, England, and history itself. Brown (Angels and Demons) has created a page-turning thriller that also provides an amazing interpretation of Western history. Brown's hero and heroine embark on a lofty and intriguing exploration of some of Western culture's greatest mysteries--from the nature of the Mona Lisa's smile to the secret of the Holy Grail. Though some will quibble with the veracity of Brown's conjectures, therein lies the fun. The Da Vinci Code is an enthralling read that provides rich food for thought. --Jeremy Pugh
Peter Jagaraj (USA: MN) (2009/07/01): This is the first book of Dan Brown that I have read. I did not see the movie. He has done excellent research to write the book. However, I am not very impressed with his writing style or skills. Overall, I rate this book 3 (Scale 1-5).
monica47000 (USA: CA) (2009/08/10): This book sounds me good. I just gone through with summary of this book and i am going to read the whole story of it. Thanks for the information about this book. http://www.dvds-online-rental-review.com
Steve (USA: VA) (2010/05/13): This thing is unreadable. The characters are trivial and the premise is nonsense. But if you want it, here it is.