The Da Vinci Code

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Anchor, 2006 - Fiction - 489 pages
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The secret Catholic organization known as Opus Dei has struck. The elderly curator of the Louvre has been found dead inside the museum, surrounded by eldritch ciphers in invisible ink. It is up to Harvard semiotician Robert Langdon and his French cryptologist partner Sophie Neveu to decode the cipers, and get to the bottom of an ever-widening mystery. They discover that the late curator was the gatekeeper of the "Priory of Sion", a secret society whose members included Leonardo da Vinci, and that he sacrificed his life to protect a vastly important ancient religious relic from Opus Dei. If Langdon and Neveu do not deciper the clues in time, Opus Dei will get its hands on the relic, and havoc will be wrought.

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Great storytelling, but not the best writing. - LibraryThing
This book was seriously marred by shoddy research. - LibraryThing
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Writing style sucked, plot was feeble. - LibraryThing
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A stereotypical scavenger hunt style mystery. It isn't particularly any better or worse than any other mainstream mysteries, but it has built a cult of fame based on the enlightenment it claims to ... Read full review

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User Review  - TrgLlyLibrarian - LibraryThing

Definitely suspenseful and action-packed. Brown is kind of gratuitous with his references to etymology and legends, which can get old especially when he's wrong. I enjoyed it, even though I don't agree with the historical interpretation that Brown vigorously promotes. Read full review

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About the author (2006)

DAN BROWN is the bestselling author of Digital Fortress, Angels & Demons, and Deception Point. He lives in New England.


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