The Da Vinci Code
by Dan Brown
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Release Date2009-03-31 (added to CC 11 May 2009)
Amazon Sales Rank5,481

#1 Worldwide Bestseller—More Than 80 Million Copies Sold

As millions of readers around the globe have already discovered, The Da Vinci Code is a reading experience unlike any other. Simultaneously lightning-paced, intelligent, and intricately layered with remarkable research and detail, Dan Brown's novel is a thrilling masterpiece—from its opening pages to its stunning conclusion.

Member Reviews
(30 Jun 2018)
Renowned Author Dan Brown writes a successful book, despite it being quite bad. He overexplains things and leaves out relevant information in order to build up a twist that should have been revealed several chapters earlier. The mystery may hook some people, but the writing is terrible and that makes it difficult to read.
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Fast-paced. Thought-provoking. Perfect for murder mystery fans!
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I read the hard cover book, and I was overwelmed by the amount of religious detail that the author brought forth to the reader. My movie experience was not anywhere near the enjoyment I had when reading the book. this book is one for the ages, and it will be quite awhile before anyone else will equal it.
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I've read this and I enjoyed it.
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This is fast paced and the chapters are short so it was ideal for me who hasn't much time to read long chapters. DB managed to hold the readers attention in a similar style to old American cliff-hanger series.
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I really enjoyed this.
(30 Nov 2007)
I made the mistake of seeing the movie before trying to read this book. This was since the movie came out and I am still trying to finish reading this book. A bit boring in sections and does not grip my imagination to want to read until I put the book down.
(1 Jul 2007)
Very suspenseful, pretty nice. But the characters were pretty terrible, especially the main ones. No reader can actually relate to them.
(23 Dec 2006)
This is the second worst book I've read in the last decade. The puzzles were lame, the plot contrived, the characters cardboard. The level of technical skill in the writing was very poor, and it seemed not to have been edited.
(15 Oct 2006)
Critics have generally slammed this book, so I wanted to see why. Yes, the writing is shoddy. But for beginning writers, this is a good lesson in what other elements of a bookdo work. Lots of suspense, lots of movement, and no matter how repetitive it starts to get, you still have to read to the end to find out what happens.
(6 Jan 2006)
I enjoyed this book, it was a good romp rather than a well written piece of literary fiction. Some of the characters and plot annoyed me and seem quite contrived and annoyed me a little but it was quite 'un-put-downable'.
Like it enough to think about reading some more of his stuff.
(13 Jun 2005)
Badly written, but if you persist I have found that most people couldn't put it down. Just wonder if there is even a hint of truth?
(20 Oct 2004)
I thought the book was clever and well researched.

However, I didn't think the characters were all that well developed, and found that I wasn't invested in them. I also thought the plot played out a little like one of those role playing games where Dan Brown has us dashing from one end of Paris to the other trying to solve the mystery of the code. Leisure Suit Larry was more fun.

Well, that's my 2¢, and that's prolly what it's worth.
(19 Sep 2004)
This is an incredible book! When I read it, I could not put it down!
(15 Jul 2004)
Great book. A must-read for all the gnostics out there.
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