Thursday, February 02, 2006

Da Vinci Code

Prior to the movie coming out in a few months time the Focus Radio crew from Southampton have set up a site which has articles about the truths and myths within Dan Brown's book. Haven't had a chance to read all the pieces yet but look at Jesus and the Da Vinci Code if you want to explore further. At first glance it looks helpful.

The movie will be big, Tom Hanks is in it and people will talk so we may as well be informed.

I said a bit more about Dan Brown here. None of it particularly polite.

4 comments:

Alan said...
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Alan said...

Read his book.

I did buy the book alright, but having read it, I just don't buy the underlying story.

Still it was a page-turner, I must admit.

James Horn said...

I prefered Angels and Demons to the Da Vinci Code (but then I did read it first).

The trouble with Dan Brown books is that he is so samey - one is good, two is too many. He also reuses the same words over and over again (usually quite clumsily) i.e. in the Da Vinci code he uses the term 'gunned the engine' when referring to cars not once, nor twice but three times in the course of a short chapter...

There is one way to make Dan Brown books even more irritating than reading them and that is listening to them as audio books. Harry Potter as an audio book (read by Stephen Fry) is arguably better than reading it yourself, but The Da Vinci Code is something else. Read by a drawling American, it takes on a new level of annoyance as all the over-described detail is pronounced painstakingly s-l-o-w-l-y...

Mark said...

Couldn't agree more James... Angels and Demons is 'better' but to be honest he is a four books... one plot... no talent "author"... without the hype/controversy they would be just more airport bookshop bargain bin pulp fiction! And worst of all he just can't write puzzles, most of them I had worked out before the end of the sentenced... by far the worst of the books is Digital Fortress... where a team of professional cryptologists fail to work out that Tankado is an anagram of N. Dakota!!!