JaCo wrote:Most of the best seller books are on the banned list. Something about being banned make the book a good reader!
Haha, definitely. I myself like to trawl banned lists to find books to read sometimes.
On the topic though; I didn't find Da Vinci code to be a very, I don't really know what word to use so let's go with, convincing story. A lot of the logic jumps that solved the "ancient riddles" were either absurdly simple or just nonsensical, and a lot of the information is patently false, so that grated on me the whole book!
This patently false information is what has so inflamed many. I think it has also helped the book sell millions more than it would normally have done. Frankly I can't tolerate the story that only men were involved in these times of historical significance. I am not saying that Mary was more, or that it is Mary in The Last Supper simply because the cleaning has revealed someone who looks very female. The dress back then was so unisex that it is hard to tell.
It was a good story, but I did not like the sequel at all. And I think my viewpoint is somewhat tainted by the choice of actors to play the part. Really, Tom Hanks?!!!
There have been many, many stories about various reads on these times and what "really" happened. I love history so much that I majored in it at college, and have read so many wonderful books portraying various versions of what really happened. But something I know about what is deemed real history is that it is based on someone else's viewpoint, even backed up by physical findings. That can be very biased.
And fiction, well that is just made up and loosely based on stories or fantasies of the author. Although someday, when we are either alive or long after, they may find some fo these fantasies to be true. Look at Troy?