Wednesday, September 29, 2004

THE DA VINCI CODE

Before I go to bed I want to ask you all.
What's the hell is THE DA VINCI CODE and why this enthusiasm about it ??
What it is about and is it worth to read ???
If anybody read this book accidentally please enlight me before I buy it.

Thanks in advance

19 Comments

#9/29/2004 02:58:00 am Assalam Aleikom Blogger ihath

Everybody was raving about it. I myself didn't like it. Not my thing.

 
#9/29/2004 03:46:00 am Assalam Aleikom Blogger Rob

One of my good friends is reading it right now. He loves it and has urged me to read it when he's finished.

 
#9/29/2004 05:20:00 am Assalam Aleikom Anonymous Anonymous

If you have a public library near you, there's no need to buy it. Read it and take it back. If you don't like it you don't have to finish it.

Louise

 
#9/29/2004 06:03:00 am Assalam Aleikom Blogger barryg

great book. i think angels and demons is even better.

 
#9/29/2004 06:31:00 am Assalam Aleikom Blogger liminal

banned in lebanon because of maronite priests in soidarity against the the vision of mary magdelene marrying jesus.
havn't read it myself...but i hear it's all the craze. yet that's probably why i haven't read it.

i really should tap intot he collective conscious every once and a while...harhar

lim

 
#9/29/2004 06:35:00 am Assalam Aleikom Blogger liminal

hey ladybird, sorry i just fixed your link. whooooopS! you got the template dancing goin on! famous for it, you are.

 
#9/29/2004 06:39:00 am Assalam Aleikom Blogger ladybird

Lim

If you look at the left sidebar of my template you see "choose skin" so you can change the skin and this is what I am doing.

 
#9/29/2004 08:20:00 am Assalam Aleikom Blogger muddywater

go with anything by Dickens.

 
#9/29/2004 08:43:00 am Assalam Aleikom Blogger ladybird

I read all the Dickens's when I was 15 years old


Louise
I can go go to publi Library and borrow it in Dutch but I want to read it in English

 
#9/29/2004 09:35:00 am Assalam Aleikom Blogger muddywater

:)...and how old are you now? If more than 10 years later, try them again from a new perspective. Read the Da Vinci Code also, even if only you are interested.

 
#9/29/2004 09:54:00 am Assalam Aleikom Blogger muddywater

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/offer-listing/0385504209/ref=dp_pb_a//102-8209488-6855340?condition=all

You can purchase and find info on it here.

 
#9/29/2004 02:48:00 pm Assalam Aleikom Blogger aNarki-13

Well, You need to have a REALLY open mind to finish through this book!
First: It's definitely enjoyable to a great extent although I don't like mystery novels, but when you read this one you kinda imagine a hollywood blockbuster movie starring michael douglas and milla jovovich..
Its about a famous professor who researches Iconology in religion, a hot french female cryptographer, a "hardcore" christian sect called Corpus Dei "Work of God" ,and a crime in the Louvre..
Inside you will find hints that Jesus Christ was married, he had a child, and that his wife (Mary Magdalene) carrying his child IS THE HOLY GRAIL.
I was half-way through and wondering how the writer will manage to stay alive with all the ULTRA right-wing christian movements in the world!
Good book but as i said, its to be taken with a VERY open mind..
all in all, it is what it is, A NOVEL, a work of FICTION,i don't see why all this fuss is going on, I don't remember the same fuss going around when Salman Rushdie's Satanic Verses came out, and that was a CRAPPY book, not even worth the time i wasted reading it.
salam to all, let us help each other keep the world an enlightened place.
13out.

 
#9/29/2004 02:53:00 pm Assalam Aleikom Blogger aNarki-13

Sorry guess i gave away the plot.. shit this is why i shouldnt review anything.
anyways, its nice, you should still check it out.
Sorry again for my stupidity.
13out.

 
#9/29/2004 03:05:00 pm Assalam Aleikom Blogger emigre

lol, at least you didn't tell us how it ends.

 
#9/29/2004 04:55:00 pm Assalam Aleikom Blogger ladybird

Ok so I think I can wait till the English version is going to be available in Public library.
Speaking of Salman Rushdi I think two books are the best what he wrote

1.Haroun and the sea of stories.....I like this book for personal reason.

2.Shame....in my opinion is the best of Rushdi..


Any way Thanks all for the answers, I know now what's the book about.

 
#9/29/2004 06:31:00 pm Assalam Aleikom Blogger liminal

ladyB,
I know I know...I just like to go to a new one practically each time. I don't ever change it myself.

anyyyyyyyyyyway...yeaaaa

 
#9/29/2004 08:13:00 pm Assalam Aleikom Anonymous Anonymous

Uhmm, I've read it and there's nothing too much outrageous in there. The few concepts are the base of every christian-conspiracy subculture: mary and jesus, the templars, rennes le chateau, etc.

As a mystery book I think is worth reading, it's well written and in the first half there are some nice mystery, then is quite obvious, but you will read it to the end without get bored.

If you want a more "serious" novel on the same christian-conspiracy meme I suggest Umberto Eco's Fucault's Pendulum (http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/tg/detail/-/0345368754/qid=1096474061/sr=8-1/ref=pd_csp_1/103-2084987-7899034?v=glance&s=books&n=507846).

And if you want the really outrageous then go for The Illuminatus! Trilogy (http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/0440539811/qid=1096474330/sr=ka-1/ref=pd_ka_1/103-2084987-7899034) which is by far less pretentious and much more fun.

my .02 euro

 
#9/29/2004 09:57:00 pm Assalam Aleikom Anonymous Anonymous

Thanks for the tips

ladyB

 
#10/04/2004 04:22:00 am Assalam Aleikom Anonymous Anonymous

SHOCK HORROR! READERS TAKEN IN BY PUBLISHING SCANDAL - NOW THEY'LL HAVE TO READ ANOTHER BOOK TO SEE IF THE CLAIMS ARE TRUE! Da Vinci code plagiarized, authors claim - legal action after new best-seller 'stole' structure of earlier work Never mind, everyone got excited for a while and thought they'd stumbled upon something 'new' and 'original' and it passes the time, eh?

 

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