The Da Vinci Code Review

Wednesday, February 11, 2015

After the huge success of my review of Girl Online by Zoe Sugg, I thought it was about time that I brought you a similar post, this time about The Da Vinci Code by Dan Brown. It is a mystery/thriller novel that features many myths and theories that really opened my eyes. I was completely absorbed by this book when reading it, so I thought you might like to hear a bit about it.

I was first acquainted with the Robert Langdon series when I watched Angels and Demons in my RE class. I thoroughly enjoyed the film and couldn't stop going on about it for weeks. As I'm a huge bookworm, I knew that I wanted to read all of the books in the series. I received The Da Vinci Code for Christmas and was thrilled that I could yet again immerse myself in the mysteries and legends within. I didn't know what to expect at first, as this book is generally aimed at adults, but it was a great book that I really want to share with you!

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"Harvard professor Robert Langdon receives an urgent late-night phone call while on business in Paris: the elderly curator of the Louvre, Jacques Sauniere, had been brutally murdered inside the museum. Alongside the body, police have found a series of baffling codes. As Langdon and a gifted French cryptologist, Sophie Neveu, begin to sort through the bizarre riddles, they are stunned to find a trail that leads to the works of Leonardo Da Vinci - and suggests the answer to a mystery that stretches deep into the vault of history.

Langdon suspects the late curator was involved in the Priory of Sion - a centuries-old secret society - and has sacrificed his life to protect the Priory's most sacred trust: the location of a vastly important religious relic hidden for centuries. But it now appears that Opus Dei, a clandestine sect that has long plotted to seize the Priory's secret, has made its move. Unless Langdon and Neveu can decipher the labyrinthine code and quickly assemble the pieces of the puzzle, the Priory's secret - and a devastating historical truth - will be lost forever... "

This book is honestly one of the best that I've read in quite some time, as I found it interesting, suspenseful and impossible to put down. There are so many mysteries that are to be solved, theories that you can have your opinion on and characters that you can sympathise with or upright dislike. Each chapter brings a piece of information which is completely unpredictable yet logical and a whole new view on the previous events.

The Da Vinci Code is quite a complex book, with a lot of foreshadowing, hidden meanings and situations that make you think really hard. There are lots of plot twists, double meanings and contradictions, all of which make the book really interesting and grasp you. This book is also filled with information and is actually quite educational, in the form of a thrilling novel. I honestly can't imagine the amount of research Dan Brown must have done to make the book possible.

One of the things I like about this book is that there isn't an extensive amount of characters involved, as there is only a few main ones that we get to know really well. Often in books so complex, there are lots of new characters which make it too confusing, but that doesn't happen with The Da Vinci Code. The majority of the book is spent following Robert Langdon and Sophie Neveu's quest, as well as seeing things from Silas, Bezu Fache and Bishop Aringarosa's point of view.

Quite an important topic in this book is religion, which is heavily featured in certain aspects and sections. However, I wouldn't let this put you off, as there are many more things to love about the book. Legends, such as the Knights Templar and the Holy Grail, are key stories that are crucial to the novel, both of which are fully explained for people unaware of them. After reading this book, I also learnt a lot about Leonardo Da Vinci, the divine proportion and the sacred feminine, all of which are really interesting and insightful.

Overall, The Da Vinci Code is an amazing book that I think everyone should read at some point in their life. Whether you're looking for a mystery, thriller or a conspiracy fiction, this book will satisfy your needs and leave you shocked. In my opinion, it was an unforgettable novel and hopefully the sequels will be just as good! I hope you liked this blog post, thank you for reading!

Love from Daisy x

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4 comments

  1. I love your book reviews, you have a great style of writing in your posts that's lovely to read :)

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    1. Thank you very much, this is really sweet! I'll definitely write more of them in the future! :) x

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    3. Thank you so much, this made my day! x

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