Review of "Da Vinci Code"

Essay by stanszHigh School, 11th grade January 2006

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Two weeks ago, I finished reading a book called "Da Vinci Code", by Dan Brown. The novel is set in Europe, in France and England. While on a business trip in Paris, Harvard symbol expert, Robert Langdon gets an urgent phone call, he is needed to help in the investigation of the murder of an old curator of the Louvre. Beside the body, is a baffling code, upon solving it, Langdon finds out that it leads to a path of clues concealed in the works of Leonardo Da Vinci. Langdon teams up with a talented French cryptologist, Sophie Neveu, and learns that the late curator was in the Priory of Sion--a real secret society whose members included Sir Isaac Newton, Botticelli, Victor Hugo, and Da Vinci. They get tangled up in a race to uncover an ancient secret, and an ancient relic. Do they succeed? Well, you will have to read the book.

This book is a real thriller. By this, I mean it will keep you turning the pages to find out what happens next. This book is cleverly written, in that it switches views and characters, this is done well, because ever chapter ends with a cliffhanger, keeps the reader wanting to read on. Is this book good? Well, it has sold over 3 million copies, and has been on top of the New York Bestsellers list for weeks, so it can't be a bad book. However, it creates a large controversy, because this book talks about Christianity, and the issues around it; issues such as Mary Magdalene, being married to Jesus, and the fact that Jesus was a mortal man, not the son of God. However, it also, talks about the Bible as being "not authentic". On the other hand, the reader must remember that...