The Da Vinci Code by Dan Brown {Book Review}

Even rereading this book still made me feel it’s a complete page turner and kept me glued to the pages. I still believe that it deserves all the rave it received when it was first published.

This book is filled with quick adventure scenes and wrapped in magnificent story telling. It’s clear that the author put in a lot of effort and time into research, and it paid off. The attention to detail is mesmerising.

DISCLAIMER: This review could contain possible spoilers based on my opinions. All opinions and views are my own.

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Plot:

Harvard symbologist, Robert Langdon, receives a phone call in the dead of the night; the elderly curator at the Louvre has been murdered and his body is covered in complex symbols.

Langdon and French cryptologist, Sophie Neveu start working through the mystifying riddles and discover clues hidden in the works of Leonardo da Vinci.

They also discover that the late curator was involved in the Priory of Sion, a secret society who members included Da Vinci and Sir Isaac Newton.

He died guarding an ancient secret, and unless Langdon and Neveu can decipher the puzzle, it might be lost forever.

Thoughts:

It contains similar tropes to Angels and Demons, yet still holds up to its own uniqueness.

I love how descriptive the scenes are, placing you at the locations and feeling as if you’re there in real-time.

Despite it’s length, it’s easy to overlook the amount of pages because it’s so consuming with conspiracy theories, a secret society and puzzles.

There is good control between each of the plots and sub-plots, even the mini-plots throughout the book.

The plot relied on the puzzles to keep the story moving forward. The clever use of cryptology is what made it a fascinating read. The strong symbology also kept the plot moving forward.

Almost each chapter ends with a cliffhanger and since you can’t put the book down not knowing what happens next, you have to keep reading.

I love Robert Langdon’s character, even more in this book as you get to see him in action and using his extensive knowledge to get out of sticky situations again.

Sophie, the female character, was better written in this book, much more developed and had an interesting backstory. 

Even the villains had more depth to them and came across slightly more frightening.

Overview:

The book does take a jab at the New Testament so if you’re easily offended, you might want to give it a skip.

It remains a perfect blend of fiction and fact, and leaves you with many ‘what if’ questions.

The twists and turns leave you second-guessing about what is to come.

My Rating:

The book has a rating of 3.88 on GoodReads. I gave it a 5.

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4 thoughts on “The Da Vinci Code by Dan Brown {Book Review}

  1. Read and reviewed it for the first time ever this year, and absolutely enjoyed it! And I agree, definitely well thought out page turner!

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