Friday, November 13, 2020

Review of The Da Vinci Code by Dan Brown

This review was written by Eugene Kernes

Book can be found in:
Genre = Novel, Mystery
Intriguing Connections = What Happens Next?: Series (Robert Langdon)

Elaborate Description

A secret protected by the Priory of Sion is under threat of being forgotten. The four guardians of the secret have been killed. The fourth was the grandmaster of the Priory, who the French police believe was murdered by Robert Langdon. The Priory is a secret society whose trade is secrets within secrets which Langdon must uncover before the secret is lost. Langdon is not alone in this quest as Sophie, a cryptologist knows he is innocent. The secret that is protected by the Priory is the location of the Holy Grail. But historians, symbologists, and religion iconograph know that the Holy Grail is not a cup, but information that reveals the true story of Jesus Christ and his companion Mary Magdalene.

This book holds lessons on the value of information and its power to influence. A play on words can show different meanings. Symbols hiding in plain sight, but also that the mind can see patterns where there are none.

Book Details

Edition ISBN:  0385504209
Pages to read:   454
Publication:     2003
1st Edition:      2003
Format:            Hardcover

Ratings out of 5:
Readability    5
Content          3
Overall           5