The Da Vinci Code

I finished reading “The Da Vinci Code” a couple of nights ago, and well it was a really good read.

I’ve been wanting to read this book for over 2 years actually. I wanted to buy it from Jordan last year, but it was sold out, and when I found it in Tunisia it was in French, and this year when I went to Jordan it was banned!
So, I had to find a way to order it online and that’s what I did.

Back to the book. I really enjoyed reading it; it sucked me in and I found myself thinking and trying to solve riddles and clues with the characters as the events started racing and the plot thickened.

I’ve always been a fan of detective style books. When I was younger, I used to fly through Sherlock Holmes books and then I’d go out trying to apply his ways of noticing every little thing on people.

What’s really cool about this book is that it combines the detective style with some history and art. It discusses a number of beliefs, theories and philosophies that I knew little or nothing about, which was very interesting.
I don’t think I could’ve taken one more reference to the sacred feminine and the symbology around her though, there was definitely too much of that.
Of course, this is a work of fiction and just like there is some truth to some of it, there are things that were added for dramatic effect.

It has a lot of riddles, clues and twists; those are always cool in a book like this. Although half way through the book I started prediciting some of the future twists.

In short, it was a really good and fun read, which was pretty well written.
Now I can’t wait for the movie to come out next year. I’m sure Tom Hanks will be doing a great job as Robert Landgon.

I recommend this book to everyone.
My score for it: 8.5/10

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