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The Da Vinci Code

by Dan Brown

Review of The Da Vinci Code by Dan Brown

  

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       Sion's review is hilarious. He/ she has never even read the book but has reviewed it! For what it is worth I'm just past half way through and it seems quite good to me. Not amazing, but very hard to put down.

The Da Vinci Code by Dan Brown was reviewed by Emmach

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       All those who have given snobby reviews to this book are drunk according to me. I just wanna ask- When was history so exciting?  This book has given a whole new angle to history.  Dan Brown has created a masterpiece by constructing such a neat & clean story such that no line looks meaningless.The facts that this book reveals sent goosebumps down my spine.Yet, the story doesn't slow down despite of the historical revelations.  Further, the carefully researched conspiracy theories are the icing on the cake. I think it is the best book I have read in my life & it deserves to be in the top 10 list.

The Da Vinci Code by Dan Brown was reviewed by Anonymous

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       This book is the greatest mystery book of all times i have never read a book full of suspence yet crafted so neatly .you never get lost from the real story line .its a treasure and for any book lover.A true and rare piece of delphic art. hats off to MR DAN BROWN for such a courageous attempt.

The Da Vinci Code by Dan Brown was reviewed by book lover

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       I am a patient and open minded reader.  I read the entire Dune series for Pete's sake.   I don't often read the latest best seller.   But someone gave me a copy and said it is a must read.  This 'popular' book is so poorly written I couldn't finish it.  The plot is slapped together like a comic book.  Actually, that is totally unfair.  I've read comic books that were much better written and I am not being sarcastic.  This book sold on controversy.  I am disappointed that this tripe is referred by so many as a worthwhile read.

       It worked a little better as a movie because it's easier to suspend disbelief with sound, video and action.  And the movie wasted less time.

The Da Vinci Code by Dan Brown was reviewed by V

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       Ok so I have read the other reviews and, I also think this is not the most wonderful literary masterpiece of all time. However when I went looking for a list of the best novels of all time, I was looking for the best books to read. I was looking for books I would enjoy, not books that my English lit. Teacher in high school thought were good. Or novels that had me think so hard about the moral fiber of our society that, there may as well have not been a story at all. And with that in mind I will tell you that the Di Vinci Code is indeed on my top 100 Novel of all time. I dont even like mystery novels but this was a blast I could not put it down.  100% wonderful entertainment. So don't listen to all of those other snobby reviews, if you want one of the best novels to READ of all time this should be on your list.

The Da Vinci Code by Dan Brown was reviewed by Shannon

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       Poorly written book. I was so disappointed. This kind of shallow and pointless garbage does not belong in the same list as Huckleberry Finn and To Kill a Mockingbird.

The Da Vinci Code by Dan Brown was reviewed by andrew

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       This should not be in the top 100. It is essentially a poorly written adventure story. It was a fun read though complete and utter brain chewing gum. There is no real literary merit here. It's scary to think that this has been put in a list with Gravity's Rainbow, The Old Man and The Sea and A Clockwork Orange. Ho hum. It comes and goes.

The Da Vinci Code by Dan Brown was reviewed by Oberst

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       I read this book and I enjoyed it but I would never rank it above books such as Cat's Cradle. It follows Dan Brown's basic premise of having a smart, attractive, guy with a less than popular job meet a smart, attractive woman who he goes on an adventure with. Brown then places many "oh snap" moments (guns, villians, plot twists, and the Holy Grail) to keep the reader interested in the story until they finish it. The story isn't bad but it is far from amazing. If you did enjoy this book you should be happy to know that it was far from his best material, Deception Point, which has more "oh snap" moments with smarter and sexier protagonists.

The Da Vinci Code by Dan Brown was reviewed by Michael

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       I enjoyed reading the comments posted here about the book--the actual book?  Not so much.  It snatches you up in the beginning--the intriguing exposition, the fascinating details--but then you realize that you have been dragged along on an overgrown scavenger hunt with characters less interesting and developed than those you meet on the bus for a moment's time.  Sophie's horrible secret regarding her granfather?  Eh.  The big revelation at the end?  Stale by the time they finally admit that all your initial suspicions were correct.  Does this book belong on the Top 100 Novels list?  Well, to quote an esteemed professor of mine: "Not no, but HELL NO." 

       I don't necessarily think literary standards have been lowered.  This book clearly slipped past the list's compiler ninja-style, quietly stood in the ranks of superior works, and was promptly and savagely attacked as an imposter.

       Nice try, Mr. Brown.

The Da Vinci Code by Dan Brown was reviewed by Anonymous

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       I was dissapointed when i saw the movie because it crushed everything i expected, even though Tom Hanks played the main character. The complexity of the plot and the temptation each page makes on you is something that the movie could not achive. Sometimes it is enough a novel to remain as it is.
I enjoyde reading this book in english, considering that it is not my mother toungue and sometimes i had the feeling i wasn't getting everything. It's a must read book.

The Da Vinci Code by Dan Brown was reviewed by Mehdi

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       Its kinda funny how everyone complains about the da vince code being on the list yet it has the most reviews of any of the books Ive looked at.  Some by people who havent even read the book.  Well I have read the book.  I liked it.  Was it literary genious?  Probably not.  But still a fun read.

The Da Vinci Code by Dan Brown was reviewed by Alex

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       To be honest I didn't read the book. I did however watch the movie, that followed the same plot. While the movie might be entertaining thanks to actors like Paul Bettany or Tom Hanks, the plot is less than modest. It begins with a mistery, and then continues to thicken with so many changes of situations that one wouldn't be surprised to see aliens appear at some point.

       I am by no means an authority in the field, but I think the whole appeal is caused by the marketable choice of literary themes; this proably being also the reason why most grocery stores and newspaper stands supply it.

       I'm glad I did not read the book, as I consider it holds the same literary value as a sports magazine or cookbook.

The Da Vinci Code by Dan Brown was reviewed by Sion

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       This book is a page turner in the same sense that reality tv draws huge audiences. Dan Brown has written a Harlequin Romance novel for people not interested in awful romance novels. This book's success reads catastrophe on the Richter-scale of modern literacy. It is really embarassing that this book is 'rated' higher than a lot of other stuff on this list (Heart of Darkness immediately comes to mind...)

       Honestly, I can't stress enough how disheartened I am by this. I thought the internet was infallible..

The Da Vinci Code by Dan Brown was reviewed by Marrttaaayy!!!

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       The Da Vinci Code is a fascinating tale of a modern day search for the Holy Grail, the legendary sacred vessel generally identified as the chalice of the Holy Eucharist or the dish of the Pascal Lamb.  Panned by some in the Roman Catholic Church for its negative characterization of the Opus Dei Society (a secret and controversial sect of the church) and controversial characterization of the Holy Grail, this intricate story is nonetheless a fast-paced and thought-provoking page-turner.

The Da Vinci Code by Dan Brown was reviewed by JP

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        The kind of book that menopausal women who think The Secret is philosophy use as a waste of time when they are sitting on airplanes with their fat sweaty husbands while their fat sweaty kids are watching some awful in-flight movie or tapping repetitively on the heads of other passengers. Admittedly I didn't get very far but it only took a few chapters for me to get suicidally depressed over the state of modern literature. It's written so banally, so perfunctorily that it should be unreadable to anybody with any concept of what good writing is and why it should be done. There's no nourishment here, it's the literary equivalent of Cheetos, except the Cheetos are shaped like Jesus. Popularity doth not a good book make; get this garbage off this list.

The Da Vinci Code by Dan Brown was reviewed by sl_thr_p

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       To be honest I dont think that this book belongs in the top 100.

The Da Vinci Code by Dan Brown was reviewed by Dantheman

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       There is absolutely no way this book belongs in the Top 100. Simply put, it just isn't literature. A fun read? Perhaps. Good writing? Definitely not. An all time classic? I shudder to think others believe so.

The Da Vinci Code by Dan Brown was reviewed by Jessica

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         This book definitely worth blongs to top 100 novels. The way of written just mesmerizing the reader. Must read one.

The Da Vinci Code by Dan Brown was reviewed by Jesuraj

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       The Da Vinci Code in Best 100 novels? you must be kidding. This is the best example of falling literary standards and the fact that commercial success and huge popularity are no way related to the merit of the book.
       If you are creating a list of 100 worst novels of all time, Da Vinci Code sure would be in top 10.  Even if we ignore the factual, historical and logical errors, this book is a shining example of bad writing, sensationalism, cardboard characters and pseudo intellectual absurdity.

The Da Vinci Code by Dan Brown was reviewed by Pratheel

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       This book belongs to top 100 .This book  has given a whole  new concept of truth. This book actually claims that  religion was created by power hungry individuals to separate the common people and rule them. But we have gone to far to understand this. We are fighting all over the world for abosultely no cause. God created us ,I agree , But we recreated him in such a way in different forms, even God will be ashamed.  We fight in name of God for personal gains or communal gains.

The Da Vinci Code by Dan Brown was reviewed by Kanda

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       A book well worth reading. A fast paced, exhilarating burst of excitement set in present time, yet reflects on the bloodline of Jesus Christ and the search for the Holy Grail. Nearly impossible to put down, once you begin reading it.

The Da Vinci Code by Dan Brown was reviewed by Ryan

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       I am an avid reader, 2-3 books a week and have complied a set of "keepers" over the years.  The Da Vinci Code is a "keeper" and my set numbers only in the 50 range after having read thousands upon thousands of books in my lifetime.  Dan Brown is a literate writer who explores values of good, evil, power and corruption.  l couldn't put it down.  l highly recommend this book to all who have the belief that there is goodness in the world and the forces of evil that persist to detstory it through their own power that leads to corruption can be overcome.

The Da Vinci Code by Dan Brown was reviewed by Nelly

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       Really, I am offended that this book made the list. I can see why some people might think the author tells a compelling story, but he tells it so poorly I could hardly bear  finishing the book.

The Da Vinci Code by Dan Brown was reviewed by Tristan

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       I think that this is a very nice book and it shold be amongst the top 50 books.

The Da Vinci Code by Dan Brown was reviewed by Ahmed Rahad

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