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📅 2004-Aug-28 ⬩ ✍️ Ashwin Nanjappa ⬩ 🏷️ book, christianity, dan brown, mystery ⬩ 📚 Archive

The Da Vinci Code

“History is written by the winners.”

I recently read the thriller The Da Vinci Code by Dan Brown. Robert Langdon, a Harvard University symbologist finds himself in trouble when Sauniere, the curator of the Louvre Museum in Paris is found killed under bizarre circumstances and the clues point back to Langdon. However, while dying the curator has left some intriguing symbols on his body and in the museum. Why did he do that? What is he trying to convey through them? Finding that might help Langdon to prove his own innocence. Sophie, a French cryptologist joins him in the quest for learning the same. They find out that the curator was actually the head of a secret society: Priory Of The Sion. The society is guarding a most elusive historical object, one which could shake the foundations of Christianity itself: The Holy Grail. Langdon and Sophie find themselves in the quest for the Grail and against the unseen enemy who is bent on destroying the Grail to protect itself.

The Da Vinci Code is a fabulous thriller. Un-put-downable! Dan Brown delights with the details of historical facts, people and places. Fact after fact of modern Christianity is put into doubt as the author points to clues that are all around us. Works of Leonardo Da Vinci play a major role in the novel. I found myself crosschecking the clues in the novel using the internet and examining Da Vinci’s works of art. And to top this, as the novel progresses, Sauniere’s puzzles just keep on coming in increasing complexity. A thrilling read.

Rating: 4/4 (Thrilling fast read)

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