The Da Vinci Code by Dan Brown review
It is said that The Da Vinci Code of Dan Brown has sold out more copies than any book since the Bible. Dan Brown’s novel, 450 pages of irritatingly gripping tosh, is utterly preposterous and offers vengeful and terrified Americans a hidden pattern in the confusions of the world.
When there are bad things happening, Dan Brown reassures us that it is probably due to the 1,000-year-old secret society’s machinations which are quietly running the world despite their conflict with another hidden organization. Surely, the success of The Da Vinci Code can be attributed to people who believe that the smoke from the twin towers formed the face of Osama bin Laden or the devil.
What happens in this novel is those alert readers will have noticed a delay in plotting summary, however, it takes time to force straight the face. Jacques Sauniere, an art expert, is discovered murdered in the Louvre, somehow having the strength in his last living moments to arrange his body to shape a famous artwork and leave a codes series around the building.
These clues are interpreted by Robert Langdon, an American religious symbology professor who is visiting Paris by chance, and Sophie Neveu, a French cryptologist who is the artistic cadaver’s granddaughter in the Louvre.
It seems to be connected with a secret society, the Priory of Sion. Reading this kind of book is rather like going to get the results of tests from the doctors. You really want to know the results meanwhile having a sickening feeling about what it may be. And in this case, the answer was as bad as you’d feared.
Though, Dan Brown has recently found himself on an unwanted conspiracy theory: he has been accused of plagiarism by another writer. Brown employed a striking defense to strongly deny this: that the points of overlap belonged to no one writer because they were clichés, part of the genre of the thriller.
However, the success of The Da Vinci Code is that it tells the Americans what they want to hear about 9/11 therapy: that everything is meant. Doing so, Dan Brown has cracked the bestseller code.